If you’ve read the previous tutorial on how to share your Smartbro internet connection, you must have noticed that only laptops and netbooks can connect with that method.

But after exploring other ways, here’s a method that successfully shared my internet connection from my laptop with my Android phone using a WiFi network that I created in my laptop.

Take note that you need to have a Windows 7 or 8 laptop in order for this to work.

Laptop internet connection shared with an Android phone

Update: If you don’t want to use CMD, just download this pinoytechnoguide wifi hotspot kit and follow the instructions. You can then proceed to Step 5! Password is pinoytechnoguide.

Step 1: Make sure that your laptop is already connected to the internet.

You can’t share what you have. So make sure you already have internet connection in your laptop either from a broadband dongle or a LAN network.

Step 2: Open CMD with Administrator Privileges 

Run CMD with Administrator Previleges

Click on START and search for cmd. Right click on the first result and click Run as Administrator.

Step 3: Create a WiFi Network

Copy this command phrase: netsh wlan set hostednetwork mode=allow ssid=pinoytechnoguide key=12345678 and right click on CMD then click paste. Change pinoytechnoguide to whatever name you prefer for your WiFi network and 12345678 to your desired password. Press ENTER.

How to Create a WiFi Hotspot Using CMD

Step 4: Start your WiFi Network

netsh wlan start hostednetwork

Again, copy this command phrase: netsh wlan start hostednetwork and paste it in CMD. Hit Enter and you should now detect the WiFi network on your Android phone.

Step 5: Share your Internet Connection

You can connect to the newly created WiFi network but it doesn’t have internet connection yet. To finally share your internet connection with your Android phone, you have to click on the network connection icon on the lower right corner of your screen.

Click on Open Network and Sharing Center and choose Change Adapter Settings from the left side options.

Look for the connection of your internet connection right now. If you are using Smartbro, there will be a Smartbro icon there.

Right click on it and choose Properties. Click on the Sharing Tab and check Allow other network users to connect through this computer’s Internet Connection.

Share Smartbro Internet Connection

Under Home Networking Connection, choose Wireless Network Connection 2 or higher. Click OK to every pop up that appears.

Check the internet connection on your Android phone!

You can stop sharing your internet connection by using the command: netsh wlan stop hostednetwork.

Error Checking

In following this steps, I came across an error on step 3. It said that the resource is not properly configured (or something to that effect).

What I did is open the device management window by right clicking on My Computer and choosing Manage. I clicked on Device Management and expanded the Network Adapters where I saw that the Microsoft Virtual WiFi Miniport Adapter was disabled.

I enabled the Microsoft Virtual WiFi Miniport Adapter by right clicking on it and it solved my problem.