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From the Windows 7 Command Prompt

STEP 1: Configure the "hosted" interface:
netsh wlan set hostednetwork mode=allow ssid=Test key=letmein9

STEP 2: Configure Internet Connection Sharing (ICS)
Open up the networking control panel. Select the interface that currently has Internet connection (like your Ethernet or normal wifi), enable "Sharing", and then select the special "hosted" interface.

STEP 3: Start it
netsh wlan start hostednetwork
or use Connectify Software
 

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This functionality in Windows 7 is new to me and would have been very useful on a recent trip, had I known it existed.

I have a few computers with Windows Vista (including a Laptop) that I am considering upgrading to Windows 7. This functionality would seal the deal for me since it would let me use my iPad Wifi is some situations where my laptop has hard wired connectivity only.

So is anyone out there doing this or using the COnnectify software and does it work well?
 

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I have set up ICS in the past (all Ethernet) but I was not able to figure it out in Windows 7 using wifi. I don't use Windows 7 enough just yet.

But with this solution can you have your PC using the wifi card, share it and have another device using the PC Ethernet card to access the internet?
 

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Connectify Video explaining it.
 
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