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Does Intel® My WiFi Technology Share Internet Access with Connected Devices?

Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT) enabled laptops, that are connected to the Internet, can share Internet connectivity with other Wi-Fi devices. The devices must be accepted by the user in the Intel® MWT software.

Note Intel® My WiFi Dashboard has replaced Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT) software. The Intel My WiFi Dashboard creates a personal area network (PAN) using wireless technology based on the Wi-Fi Alliance Wi-Fi Direct™ standard. The standard allows a user to set up a Wi-Fi Direct connection between devices. Learn more here.
Note Firewall software may prevent pass-through of Internet connectivity to devices. Refer to firewall software vendor settings for allowing port settings for wireless devices.
Note Intel® My WiFi Technology is supported only on the Windows 7* operating system with driver versions 13.1.1 and newer.

To share Internet connection from the laptop:

Intel® My WiFi Utility
Open Intel My WiFi Utility. Internet connection sharing must be enabled for the personal area network profile. This can be performed by:

  1. Selecting Profiles... from the Intel® MWT Utility.
  2. Selecting to Edit... the desired profile.
  3. Select the Sharing tab in the Profile Setting window, and Disable Filter Network Traffic.
  4. Click OK to save the change.

Next select the Internet connection to share using the operating system.

Setting up Internet Connection Sharing ICS (Default view, not Classic view):

  1. From the Start menu select Control Panel.
  2. Select View network status and tasks from the Control Panel.
  3. Select Manage network connections from the Task menu on the left side navigation menu.
  4. Right click the Network connection that is being used by the laptop to connect to the Internet. For example, if the laptop is connected to the internet via a wireless network connection, select it. If the laptop is connected via a network cable, select local area connection.
  5. In the options window for that card select Properties.
  6. Select the Sharing tab.
  7. Click (check) Allow other network users to connect through this computer's Internet connection.
  8. In the same window, under Home Networking Connection, select Intel My WiFi PAN. Click OK.
  9. Read the message (When Internet Connection Sharing is enabled, your LAN adapter will be set...) and click OK. Devices connected to your laptop via Intel® My WiFi Technology now have access to the Internet (or whatever network you shared).

Operating System:

Windows Vista 64*, Windows Vista 32*, Windows 7 (32-bit)*, Windows 7 (64-bit)*

This applies to:

Intel® Centrino® Advanced-N + WiMAX 6250
Intel® Centrino® Advanced-N 6200
Intel® Centrino® Advanced-N 6205
Intel® Centrino® Advanced-N 6205 For Desktop
Intel® Centrino® Advanced-N 6230
Intel® Centrino® Advanced-N 6235
Intel® Centrino® Ultimate-N 6300
Intel® Centrino® Wireless-N + WiMAX 6150
Intel® Centrino® Wireless-N 100
Intel® Centrino® Wireless-N 1030
Intel® Centrino® Wireless-N 105
Intel® Centrino® Wireless-N 130
Intel® Centrino® Wireless-N 135
Intel® Centrino® Wireless-N 2200
Intel® Centrino® Wireless-N 2200 For Desktop
Intel® Centrino® Wireless-N 2230
Intel® WiFi Link 5300 and Intel® WiFi Link 5100 products

Solution ID: CS-029375
Last Modified: 17-Oct-2014
Date Created: 02-Jun-2008