Years after the project was seemingly abandoned, it is now uncovered Virtual Wi Fi technology has been baked into the Windows 7 networking foundations.
In essence, how Virtual Wi Fi works is very similar to how virtualization works for operating systems which most people are familiar with – the transparent sharing of limited hardware resources to many operating systems.
If you got lost somewhere between the dotted lines, read on.
You might be wondering why anyone would ever need multiple WLAN adapters on the same PC, well to be honest, you don’t need but its sometimes good to have.
Not only would this save you playing switcheroo with the hotspot, but it might also save you paying for multiple connections if you’re traveling with somebody else.
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Personally I find it ludicrous that someone would charge for what is essential a wrapper to some functionality already baked into Windows.
Recently, the internet has been abuzz with a new software called Connectify which interacts with this Windows 7 Virtual Wi Fi technology, but it appears their intention is to sell this application once its finalized.
I have Windows 8.1 64-bit and I tried to install Betternet, but it gave me an error when trying to install the TAP driver, so I tried to install the TAP driver by itself and it gave me the same error. I have a number of machines to update to Windows 10 which currently run Windows 7.
I am specifically having issues with Dell Optiplex 760, 360 and 380 machines. I wrote this up on the Yubico Forum already, but thought I might get some more visibility here.
I recently ran into a problem with a wireless network card getting stuck while acquiring a network address.
I would get constant messages like “Acquiring Network Address” or “Renewing Your IP Address”.