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Microsoft's VirtualWiFi clones your WiFi card

virtualwifi from microsoft

Just to remind all the haters that Google Labs isn't the only research game in town, Microsoft Research has just busted out VirtualWiFi: a bit of software that makes your computer believe a single WiFi card is multiple configurable cards, allowing connections with multiple networks. There are all sorts of applications for this — beyond tricking people into thinking that you have more WiFi cards than them — such as connecting to multiple ad-hoc networks, or getting your internet from a for-pay WiFi subscription and then sharing it over ad-hoc (Engadget does not endorse any such usage of VirtualWiFi and predicts that your laptop will turn into a heap of ash if such usage is attempted). Sounds like fun, no?