Maryfi works with new Windows 7 logo-tested Wi-Fi devices,
and many older devices that have compatible Windows 7
drivers (Supported Cards and Devices).
Unfortuanatly , Windows 7 Starter doesn't have the ICS (Internet Connection Sharing) capability that other editions of Windows 7 have. If you want to run Maryfi, upgrade to Home Premium, Professional, or Ultimate.
The good thing is:your friends do NOT need Windows 7 in order to connect to your Maryfi hotspot , any Wi-Fi enabled device can connect to your network without any additional configuration or software.
Before downloading Maryfi to your Windows
7 computer, you need to download and install
Microsoft Virtual Wi-Fi Miniport Adapter. This is an important update
to your Windows 7 laptop to run your computer in the Access
Point mode. Besides it gives your computer the ability to
connect to a Wi-Fi hotspot, and run Maryfi and start your
own Wi-Fi hotspot, this means that your computer acts as a
Wi-Fi client and Wi-Fi hotspot at the same time.
You can download this update from Microsoft website, or from Maryfi download page.
After downloading and run as administrator for installing Maryfi to
your Windows 7 computer, you need to make some configurations
to your new Access point and your Internet connection you
want to share.
start MaryFi by right click and run as administrator.
By default Wi-Fi Name (SSID) is Maryfi and password is12345678 (you can view the password by clicking on View button), you may change these settings by simply entering the new values into the relevant textboxes and when clicking start hotspot/stop hotspot new settings will be saved.
Internet Connection Settings
Maryfi software enables you to make a virtual Wi-Fi that others can get connected to and get access to Shared Folders (Offline Mode), and to enable Internet Connection Sharing to the Users of your hotspot you need to do some modifications to your Internet connection whether it's a DSL Connection, 3G Mobile Internet or even another Wi-Fi network.
To Enable Connection Sharing click on the View Network Connections to Setup Internet Sharing button in the Maryfi Interface.
A window will come up. This window displays every connection you have in your computer (3G Mobile, Local Area Connection, Wireless Network Connection and your new Wireless Network Connection provided by Maryfi (Maryfi Connection)…etc.
If you are thinking of sharing your Mobile Internet connection (Mobile Broadband Connection 3 for example, seen in the previous window), right click on its icon and choose properties.
The mobile connection properties window is coming up. Move to Sharing Tab in the top.
Check Allow other network users to connect through this computer's Internet connection (Yellow highlighting) and then click on select a private network connection (Blue highlighting) to choose Maryfi Connection.
After that click on Settings button to choose services you want to share.
Check any service you like to share and then click ok button to close advanced settings Window, and on Ok button again to close the parent window (Mobile Internet Connection Properties).
After finishing of connection sharing your Network Connections should look like this one.
If we look to Notifications Tray before starting our hotspot we'll see wireless icon points to every wireless connections you have.
By clicking on this icon you get this if you are connecting to internet using your mobile 3G connection.
Now to start your Hotspot, just click on Start Hotspot button.
Wait a few seconds and you'll see Maryfi status changed to On
If you take another look to your wireless icon you'll see two connections, one your mobile connection and the other is your Maryfi connection, and the best of all there are two connections have access to the internet.