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Old 03-14-2019, 04:32 AM   #1
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Post How to host a standalone SMB server in virtual router using laptop? (or alternative methods?)


Is it possible to use a laptop as a standalone, portable SMB file server?

There is this thing called “virtual router”, where a computer itself can act as a router.

How can I combine virtual router with SMB so that a computer can host it's own SMB file server without relying on an external WiFi/WLAN router?

And is there any alternative method?
 
Old 03-14-2019, 09:20 PM   #2
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You can create a wifi hotspot or ad-hoc wireless network with your laptop but its wireless adapter has to have the capability. Checkout hostapd

This might help.
https://wiki.gentoo.org/wiki/Hostapd

There is nothing virtual about a standard computer configured as a router... I have one although I have a separate wireless access point.
 
  


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