How do I share my phone’s internet connection with multiple computers on a wireless home network?
December 31, 2009 5:46 PM Subscribe
Dear Metafilter Community,
I live in a house full of roommates and I am trying to share my phone’s internet connection on our network so that everyone in the household may have an internet connection. Currently, I am capable of getting my phone to give my own computer internet access (via a Bluetooth Personal Area Netowork under ‘Control Panel\Hardware and Sound\Devices and Printers’ in Windows 7), but I have not been able to share this internet connection using the Internet Connection Sharing feature.
posted by thallium205 to Technology (6 answers total)
It is my understanding that in order to share an internet connection with other wireless devices, you go to the properties and under the “Sharing Tab” you click the checkbox to allow others connect to my PC using an Ad Hoc Personal network. However, when I try going to the properties of the Bluetooth connection, the “Sharing” tab is missing. So, I ask you: How can I share my phone’s internet connection with multiple computers on a network?