@paulsm4 Thanks for the reply! Sorry I was not more specific. I have an Acer Aspire One netbook with Atheros AR2425 wifi. I'm plugging the DSL modem directly into the RJ-45 input to the Acer. I want friends' laptops and smartphones to be able to see my Acer as if it were a wifi router (with WPA2, if possible). I have no other hardware (no linksys, belkin, etc..)
>> Most laptops can *receive* a Wifi signal ... but cannot *broadcast*.
Hrm... if the laptop cannot act as a "hotspot", then I guess I cannot do this. Is there no way around it?
Thanks again for the reply!