Hey guys, after hours of figuring out how to successfully activate an ad-hoc network connection that uses my VPN to connect to my university-network, I succeeded in turning my computer into a router. Everything functions as I like, but now there's two issues I'd like to get sorted: 1) How do I secure my network, other than using a password? There's about 200 people living in my dorm building and I don't want others using the WiFi. Not because I'm egoistic, but simply for safety concerns. Gross misbehaviour can cost me my network account and I've grown accustomed to 20 Megabyte/s download speeds. 2) Is there anything I can do to effectively shut down my computer, with only the necessary programs running to maintain the connection? My computer is my normal work and leisure machine, it's a big ass desktop running Windows 7. In lack of a wireless router, I created an ad-hoc* connection to have WiFi. Now I want to be able to turn off the computer, like in some power-saving mode, but keep the necessary parts "awake" to keep up the wireless connection. Cheers guys!