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I'm opening a virtual router through my laptop, and my Galaxy S2 can see and connect to it fine. However, when I try to do anything that requires the network, it doesn't work (for example, I can't browse). The top bar shows the wireless icon and the connection appears perfect. What is causing this?

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What operating system is your laptop running and how are you setting up the connection on the laptop? –  eldarerathis Nov 9 '11 at 21:25
    
windows7, i'm creating hot spot trough mhotspot, and it's working how i sad but why can't do any stuff in the phone when it seys that i'm connected –  mrcrozer Nov 10 '11 at 8:27

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What do you mean "do anything that is connected to a network"? Like access //mycomputername?

Connecting to a share on a computer connected to the same network is not part of wifi, it is another protocol called SMB or CIFS. Android does not support connecting to cifs out of the box. There are apps that allow you to browse for files on network shares, like Astro File Manager (with the SMB plugin).

There are Custom ROMs that do have built in support for CIFS, like CyanogenMod for example.

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But i don't need to share files, i need to share network connection. –  mrcrozer Nov 10 '11 at 8:22
    
so you want to share your internet connection from your phone with your computer? –  Ryan Conrad Nov 10 '11 at 20:10
    
No.. from the computer to the phone –  mrcrozer Nov 10 '11 at 20:42
    
the computer doesn't share its network connection when you have a router. but I don't really think I understand your question then. If you are connected to the wireless router then you should have internet access on your device. –  Ryan Conrad Nov 10 '11 at 23:57
    
Man, I have virtual router, it's not a device, just a router. Doesn't mater i'll try something about the DNS and IP becouse, i think this is the problem, and will produce results, soon. –  mrcrozer Nov 11 '11 at 10:18

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