My College only allows one device to be connected to each network port. However, I need WiFi on my phone as well as my laptop. Is there any way to share the connection from my laptop without my phone being detected on the network?
Connectify should do this, because they claim the same thing on their youtube channel.
he says, you don't have to pay $ per device you can pay for the laptop only.
connectify : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jPgrAOuiWuk&feature=player_detailpage#t=122s
Connectify is not free:
You can do what connectify does with out installing it.
by following these steps :
steps with text n pic :http://www.dummies.com/how-to/content/how-to-share-your-laptops-internet-access-with-ano.navId-323042.html
you connect to a network that you create on your computer, so may be they are right.
connect your phone to your Laptop and use the laptops internet connection for surfing on your phone .
this is enabled by making your Laptop act as a Hotspot .
Connectify and Virtual router , are two apps for accomplishing this .
they will make your laptop act as Hotspot and then you can connect any wireless device to it and use the laptops internet connection .
but , m not sure whether the phone will be discoverable as connected to the laptop and using its internet connection .
like , if any admin of the network analyzes the data transmission between your laptop and its servers , he might notice data being routed to / through some " other " device .( other device being your mobile .! ) .
not sure .
and theres also a possibility that your phone will be shown as a wifi device in the college's network range , and when analyzed might also show that it is connected to some "other" device and is using the internet . ( the other device now being your Laptop .! )
again , not sure .
connecting the phone to the laptop is easy , and if you do connect ,
you can try making the phones wifi visibility as restricted / invisible .
and then making limited use of the internet ( via your laptop . )
try and see ...