Saturday, August 28, 2010

Setting Up Internet Connection using Windows 7 Without A Router

Quick post here. I just finished setting up internet connection sharing using Windows 7. Here are the steps on how to do it.

Note: This also applies to files/folder sharing.

1. Go to Control Panel -> Network and Internet -> Network and Sharing Center -> Set up a new connection or network (Set up a wireless, broadband, dial-up, ad hoc, or VPN connection; or set up a router or access point).

Note: The computer must have the Windows 7 OS installed. This router set-up won't work with previous operating systems.

2. Set up a temporary password for other computers to connect. I prefer WEP since this is only temporary and you don't have to generate a complex password to abide by the rules of 5 to 12 characters.

3. On the other computer, go to Control Panel -> Network and then enter the password.

Voila! Now you have a temporary internet connection sharing! Hope this quick tutorial was helpful.
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