How can I make a WEP hotspot on my laptop?

How can I make a WEP hotspot on my laptop?

Procyon
Jun 6, 2017
How can I create a WEP hotspot on my laptop? Nothing worked, and I prefer to use my laptop. I know Ubuntu did work, but IDK how anymore. I can't use a router, but my laptop is fine.

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  • Memoir
    Jun 6, 2017
    What OS..
  • Procyon
    Jun 6, 2017
    Doesn't matter, preferrably a Linux distro (such as Arch). I got Windows 10 as main OS. I got only no Mac.
  • Pikm
    Jun 9, 2017
    Why do you need a WEP hotspot?
  • Procyon
    Jun 9, 2017
    DS Wiimmfi
  • migles
    Jun 9, 2017
    try http://www.connectify.me/, get a "free pirate version" from you know where.. it worked for me pretty well back in the DS era
  • Procyon
    Jun 9, 2017
    @migles this only supports WPA2, since Windows doesn't support WEP, Linux works with other stuff, but I forgot how...
  • Subtle Demise
    Jun 9, 2017
    Connectify works well. I thought Windows 10 had the function built in but maybe I'm thinking of something else.
  • Procyon
    Jun 9, 2017
    It has, but supports no WEP
  • Pikm
    Jun 10, 2017
    Thanks for clearing that up. If you own your router, you can change its security to WEP visiting your public IP address as a URL. Login to your router and there should be a security menu where you can change the security.
  • Procyon
    Jun 10, 2017
    @Pikm not my own router, and I'm only allowed to setup a hotspot by my parents
  • migles
    Jun 10, 2017
    connectify only supports wpa on the free version.
    i remember i needed to use the pirate version to make it work with wep
  • Procyon
    Jun 10, 2017
    @migles, AFAIK Windows doesn't support WEP for hosted networks anymore, only Linux does, but I don't remember how I had it working
  • Ryccardo
    Jun 10, 2017
    in Linux it's most conveniently done by using network-manager (arguably the most popular connection setup GUI), it will probably require backends (dnsmasq + hostapd, last time I checked many years ago) to be installed

    in Windows you normally need 3rd party (usually wifi-card-brand) software, for the softAP integrated in Windows 7+ is WPA(2) only - and they're hard to find, honestly

    In either case, access point mode must be supported by the card and drivers!
  • Procyon
    Jun 10, 2017
    Hmmm, I can get it to work on Linux honestly, just remembered I used USB tethering on my phone with Ubuntu
  • migles
    Jun 10, 2017
    just checked, they removed the option for wep, only allow wpa2 what a fucktards...
    maybe old versions still work.. i may have the setup for the older versions wich supported wep on my backup hdd. send me a PM if you want to give a try
  • Procyon
    Jun 10, 2017
    Alright, can you try it out whether or not it works on Windows 10? If so then I'll DM you