Setting up the distribution of Wi-Fi using a computer can be divided into two stages.
First of all, you will need to install the necessary hardware to create an access point on the computer, and then make the necessary settings directly in the operating system itself.
Choosing a Wi-Fi adapter
Unlike laptops that initially haveAn integrated card for wireless data access, computers require the purchase of an additional network card or Wi-Fi adapter. To purchase the desired device it will be enough to contact the corresponding department of the computer hardware store. Most modern Wi-Fi adapters and network cards allow you to distribute wireless Internet.
When choosing a device, pay attention to itSpeed characteristics. If you use an adapter to distribute the Internet, you will need a device with a higher data rate (for example, 300 Mbps). It will be important to have an additional antenna, which can be connected to the adapter in order to increase the coverage area of the Wi-Fi network. When buying, pay attention to products of well-known brands (for example, TP-Link, ASUS, Zyxel or D-Link).
A more expensive and effective method for creatingFrom the access point computer is a Wi-Fi network card. It allows you to convert the signal in the same way as ordinary routers, which are also sold in computer hardware stores.
Internet distribution from a computer
Once the necessary equipment is installedIn the computer (USB-port), in accordance with the instructions that comes with the purchased device, you can start configuring Windows. Go to the "Start" menu - "Control Panel" - "Network and Sharing Center". You can also write the name of the desired menu item in the search bar after pressing the "Start" button.
In the list of proposed options click on the link"Connection and Network Connection Wizard". In the window that appears, select "Computer-to-computer network setup", then click "Next". In the "Network Name" field, specify an arbitrary name for the network to be created. In the "Security type" section, select WPA2-Personal, and for the "Security key", set the password that you want to enter on the other device to access the wireless network.
After specifying the required parameters, click "Next"And click on the "Enable Internet Connection Sharing" button. Then click on the "Close" button and go to the "Change sharing settings" menu on the left side of the "Connection Control Center" window. Select the "Enable network discovery", "Enable file and printer sharing" sections and click "Save changes". Wi-Fi setup is complete and you can connect to the network using any portable device.