System Requirements

These Operating Systems are supported:
  • Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit or 64-bit
  • Windows 7 Professional 32-bit or 64-bit
  • Windows 7 Enterprise 32-bit or 64-bit
  • Windows 8 32-bit or 64-bit
  • Windows 8 Professional 32-bit or 64-bit
  • Windows 8 Enterprise 32-bit or 64-bit

These versions of Windows are NOT supported:
  • Windows XP
  • Windows 7 Starter Edition
  • Windows 8 RT

A Windows 7 or Windows 8 Certified WiFi adaptor which supports Internet Connection Sharing (ICS) is required.

Thinix WiFi Hotspot recommended Windows 7/8 certified WiFi adaptors:
- Atheros AR5xxx/AR9xxx cards, driver version
- Broadcom 4310-series (in many Dell laptops)
- Broadcom 4321AG/4322AG/43224AG WLAN Adapter, driver version
- D-link AirPlus G DWL-G510 Wireless PCI Adapter, driver version
- D-Link DWA-140 RangeBooster N USB Adapter, driver version
- Dell 1397 Mini-Card (Broadcom),
- Dell 1505 Draft N,
- Dell 1510 Wireless N adapter (Broadcom)
- Dell 1701 Wireless N adapter
- Dell 1702 Wireless N adapter
- Intel Centrino Ultimate-N 6300AGN,
- Intel Centrino Advanced-N 6200,
- Intel Wi-Fi Link 1000,
- Intel Wi-Fi Link 5100,
- Intel Wi-Fi Link 5300,
- Linksys Dual-Band Wireless-N USB Network Adapter(WUSB600N), driver version
- Netgear 108 Mbit WG311T
- Ralink RT2870 (in many 802.11n USB dongles)
- Realtek RTL8187B
- Realtek RTL8187SE (with the drivers that came with Windows 7)
- Realtek RTL8188CE
- Realtek RTL8192u with 1370 (Beta)
- Sitecom Wireless USB Adapter 54g WL-608, with Ralink RT2870 drivers, version

Some USB cards do not support WiFi sharing. Open your network connections and see if you see “Virtual Miniport adapter". If it does not appear, it probably is not supported.

Windows 7 Starter Edition is not supported. While all versions of Windows 7 support a virtual Wireless LAN adapter (if the machine is fitted with appropriate WiFi hardware), the adapter is of no use under Windows 7 Starter Edition because of the lack of Internet Connection Sharing support.
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