I have created an Ad-hoc network between 2 computers based on these instructions.
I am connected to a LAN port in my hostel; all the rooms have one LAN port each. I want to share this connection with my roomie, and since we both have laptops I thought an Ad-hoc network ought to solve the problem - I've used this before but on another set of laptops.
Currently my computer (a Dell Inspiron 1525) is connected to the LAN port; my friend's computer is an IBM Thinkpad R51. I shared the LAN connection and next tried to follow all the above link's instructions but the Dell drivers don't give me the wireless networks option when I right click on Wireless network connection > Properties.
It only has the General and Advanced options, but there is another utility through which I created an Ad-Hoc network.
I also connected the other computer to this wireless network but my friend still can't browse the Internet through this connection. When I checked the packets of data on the wireless connection it has only sent some packets of data but can't receive any.
How do I solve this?
I know I could set up a network using a hub/switch but I don't want to invest further money into this as we are only here for a few weeks, and we both have the necessary hardware to network wirelessly.