Using internet on Galaxy Tab using internet-enabled WiFi Laptop

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  1. mvishnu

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    Hi,

    I just bought myself a Galaxy Tab GT-p1010, which has only WiFi and no 3g.

    I use a laptop at home on which i connect to the internet using a Reliance Netconnect+ device.
    The laptop, unfortunately, runs Windows Vista (not sp1, not sp2. never been updated since it was installed over four years ago), and due to complicated reasons, upgrades are not possible.

    I was wondering if there is a way where I can make the laptop act as a kinda wireless router to which the galaxy tab can connect and use the internet from.

    I tried Connectify, but i think because it does not support Vista (versions before SP2, at least), it gave me an 'unhandled exception' error.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated!
    Thanks,
    Vishnu
     
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    If your using wifi dongle, then you can make a ad hoc network with your spare wifi adapter(in your Lappy) to connect your tab, using bridge mode or setup wizard.

    P.S: you should update your os(strongly recommended) or upgrade your os to win7(advised).
     
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    Hm, yeah, i know about the OS, but the laptop isnt mine. :(

    Anyway, i just read that android doesnt detect Ad-hoc networks!
    That's bad news indeed. I dont know what can be done now.

    Ideas?
     
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    Wifi router is the only option then.-/ // (in case of the os restriction).

    P.S: try public places to access net like malls, office and cafe ect.-)
     
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