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Author Topic: Using Windows 7 as WiFi Access Point Simply  (Read 1240 times)
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« on: March 19, 2013, 09:16:44 AM »

Was looking for a simple way to do this without much tweaking and came across:

  Virtual Router Plus

In brief testing of version 2.3.0 (via .zip on project site, not .7z available via "other" site), it seemed to work fine.

No installation appears to be necessary and there appears to be WPA/WPA2 support.  One thing that seemed a bit unfortunate was that the password field appears unobscured.

Anyone have experience with this or have some other recommendation?
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« Reply #1 on: March 19, 2013, 09:38:15 AM »

I used its latest incarnation (Virtual Wifi Hotspot) about a week ago in a situation where we needed a quick and dirty AP and only had a spare Win 8 laptop to do it with. (Its stated support for Win8 was the main reason we gave it a try.) Worked like a charm for us. Can't say much more than that.

Also can't speak for the password issue. We didn't bother worrying much about security since it was just a temporary thing for a short group get together in a private space. Hmm...now that I think about it, I didn't even notice that. Oops! redface
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« Reply #2 on: March 19, 2013, 05:46:53 PM »

Thanks for the feedback.

It seems to be written in C# -- may be if it's easy Renegade can contribute support for obscuring the password field Wink

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« Reply #3 on: April 18, 2013, 07:39:19 PM »

If anybody can get the damn solution to load without a trillion errors, all it needs is:

this.passwordTextBox.PasswordChar = "*";

that needs to go in mainForm_Load

Seriously...that is it lol.
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« Reply #4 on: April 18, 2013, 07:42:52 PM »

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« Reply #5 on: April 18, 2013, 11:57:34 PM »

Thanks Stephen66515 smiley

May be someone can upload a patch.
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