First of all, make sure that both wifi on each PC or laptop is currently exist and active. Set wifi IP address on host machine where the modem plugged in (I used my 12” Travelmate 6291 for this) with 192.168.0.1 and subnet mask with 255.255.255.0 just like picture below:
From Wireless Network tab on the same Wireless Network Properties window, click Add button to add wifi network identification name. From example, I named it with “TravelMate” and configured it with Open Network Authentication. Don’t forget to check “This is a computer to computer (ad hoc) network“ on bottom of the window.
To test whether it succeeded or not, let the machine search for current wifi signal. It will found at least with your existing network name you made already. On example, it will display “TravelMate” wifi connection.
Next, plugged in the modem and activate the internet connection link. Mine was particularly Huawei E160 dongle USB modem with Unlimited IM2 Broom ISP SIM card. After the link is up, click on Advanced tab from properties window, check for Internet Connection Sharing and make sure to share it over wireless network connection.
Done for the host connection, now get ready to switch to guest device. Set wifi IP address from guest device to 192.168.0.2 with same subnet mask but point to host IP address as both gateway and DNS address (192.168.0.1).
Now, let the guest search for existing signal. It will found host wifi network signal (example: “TravelMate”) and make it try to connect to host.
After it succeeded “paired”, try to pinging an internet host from command prompt or you can open a page from browser directly. That’s all, if there’s nothing left, both device will have internet connection from single modem plugged in on one of the computer.
PS: I dedicated this article to my buddy and blessed for his brand new 10” Lenovo Ideapad S10 with Veriface Recognition software that I finally cracked and working on my Aspire One.
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