How can I set-up my Windows 8 equipped laptop so it transmits Wi-Fi?

I want to use my laptop as a wireless hotspot but it's connected via an ethernet cable. Is there a way I can set it to transmit a wifi signal that my PS3 and iPhone can pick up? I've tried the ways to do it with older versions of Windows but I have Windows 8 which doesn't give you the option of setting up an "Ad Hoc". 

I am using a free application called Connectify for this. It creates a Wi-Fi Hot Spot on your laptop, letting other devices connect to it.

 

Works well, is easy to setup and use.

 

A geek 9 to 5, just a nerd rest of the time.

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You might look at Connectify or Virtual Router to turn a WiFi equipped laptop into a wireless hotspot and connect the WiFi equipped devices that way...

 

http://www.connectify.me/hotspot/?utm_expid=22708698-14&utm_referrer=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.connectify.me%2F

 

http://virtualrouter.codeplex.com/

 

IMHO your better off purchasing a wireless (WiFi) broadband router (if its in your budget) and connect the devices to the internet that way.

"When all else fails read the instructions..."

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Hi,

 

 

There is no built-in feature to transmit Wi-Fi with Windows 8.

See the link for information.

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows-8/whats-new-in-networking

 

But you can use 3rd-pary applications to do so. 

 

 

 

 

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