New Intel Wi-Fi Drivers Support Windows 7 Virtual Router

We recently told you about Connectify, a beta program that turned any Windows 7 computer with Wi-Fi into a virtual hotspot. The program creates a hotspot that is easily shared with others. The company behind Connectify stated it worked on Windows 7 only. It turns out that the virtual router capability is baked right into Windows 7, and the latest Wi-Fi drivers from Intel (s intc) enable the capability without any other software needed.

It is only logical, but we should point out that the Intel Wi-Fi components must support this capability. Intel’s latest components seem to support it just fine once the proper drivers are installed. You can see the virtual network connection appear once everything is in place. Just follow the simple three-step process outlined in the link above to get a virtual router up and running.


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