How to Share Smartbro Internet Connection

Do you want to share your broadband internet connection among many laptops or netbooks? Me too!

I have been into situations where one of my friends has a SmartBro stick giving him access to the internet. However, the four of us need to be connected to the internet also. The problem is we don't have our own SmartBro stick, Globe Tatoo or Sun Broadband.

Share Smartbro Internet Connection

It turns out that there is a solution to this problem. I am not talking about that pocket wifi from SmartBro that costs more than 2,500 pesos. You can use your ordinary Broadband stick into a wifi hotspot with the following steps:

1. Plug in your Broadband stick and make sure your laptop is now connected to the internet. If you don't know how to connect your Smartbro to the internet, search for it and you'll know how.

2. Look at the lower right corner of your screen- the area where you can find the time on your laptop. Look for the symbol of the wifi signal that looks like this:

3. Click on it and you should see it expand upward just like the picture at the right. Click on the "Open Network and Sharing Center". That should open a window just like the one below.

4. Click on "Set up a new connection or network". A new window will open offering different choices. What we want is a connection among maybe four netbooks and laptops.

 For this purpose, let us choose the last option which is "Set up a wireless ad hoc (computer to computer) network.

5. Another window will open after that. It is just a bunch of information about ad hoc networks. Simply click next.

6. The next window is an important one. Here you will give the network a name. Any name. For example you can try "PinoyTechnoGuide". The next one is the Security Type. I recommend you choose WPA2-Personal as it is the most secure up to this day. However, a netbook or laptop running in Windows XP will not be able to connect to that network and he will not be able to connect to the internet. If you have one or more laptops running in Wondows XP, choose WEP.

7. For the security key, you can choose any password but it should be at least 8 letters or numbers.

8. If you plan to use this connection over and over again, check the option "Save this network".

CONGRATULATIONS! You've just created an ad hoc network for sharing your internet connection.

9. The next window will be about sharing the internet connection. Click on "Turn on internet connection sharing". You are now ready to rock! Tell your friends to connect to the network you just created and enjoy Facebooking.

How to Share SmartBro Internet Connection Video:

Note: The next time you do this, there will be no option to turn on internet connection sharing. 
Go to Network and Sharing Center > Change Adapter Settings . Look for a connection that is labelled "Shared". Click on it then choose Properties and Sharing. Un-check everything there...

If you are looking for a way to create a WiFi Hotspot that your Android phone can connect to, use this tutorial instead: How to Share Your Internet Connection from Laptop to Android Phone

Daniel Gubalane Written by Daniel Gubalane - tech blogger, freelance web developer and former Physics teacher. Connect with me on Google+, Facebook and Twitter.
Published on 3/14/2012 01:34:00 PM.


  1. hi,
    I tried it but still my mobile phone 'unable to connect the created network'. even if correct password is entered. any idea pls? thanks

    1. Set up a wireless ad hoc (computer to computer) network"
      meaning PC TO PC connection only , not pc to mobile

      daniel right ?

    2. Here's another tutorial for sharing your internet connection to mobile phones: How to Share Your Internet Connection from Laptop to Android Phone

  2. sir good evening, bakit wala po sa options ng notebook ko ang "Set up a wireless ad hoc (computer to computer) network"
    *connect to the internet
    *set up a new network
    *manually connect to a wireless network
    *connect to a workplace
    *set up a dial-up connections
    *connect to a bluetooth personal area network

    im using HP MINI 110-3500

    thank you sir.

    1. Check nyo po yung update, yun na lang po ang gamitin nyo.

    2. I have the same case po. Which update are you referring to po?

  3. sir.. nagprocess po ako habang naka connect ako sa internet gamit po ang globe broadband ko.. after ko po magawa lahat then nka connect na daw po saka ko po dinisconnect yung broadband ko.. saaaad :( .. hindi po gumana.. ask ko lang po if kailangan po ba possible na my masasagap ka sa paligid mo or kapitbahay.. like wifi or internet.. o kahit wala po talaga?.. pasensya na po ha.. pakisagot po sir.. salamat po.. godbless ;)

  4. don't disconnect your broadband, mawawalan talaga ng connection,kasi sa broadband mo nakasalalay ang internet connection,

  5. sir para lng ba to sa android? pano pag naka ios ka?

  6. ask lng po
    may way ba para ma share ang smartbro connection sa desktop
    tapos may router ako na may wifi
    gusto ko sana mashare ang connection ng smartbro sa pc na mashare sa router ko
    please help!!!!
    i badly need

  7. sir pano kung ganto sabi nang error o "-->You don't have enough privileges to configure internet connection sharing " ano pong pede gawin?

  8. di po ba supported ng win7 starter ito? kaya walang ad-hoc sharing option at nag sasabi ng "You don't have enough privileges to configure internet connection sharing"

  9. can i use a broadband sim sa android phone(myphone ice berg)?

  10. no internet access, dhcp disabled, no ip address, how to resolved? pls

  11. bakit po no internet access?

  12. Sir, gusto ko ishare ang usb broadband stick ko sa isang desktop computer. yung usb stick sa desktop din nka kabit then ggamit lang ako ng modem para mg kita ang dalawang desktop. kaya lng yun isa desktop lng merun usb. pa tutorial naman sir anu ang gagawin.. ICS lng gusto ko sana gawin