An ad-hoc network is a network where data is sent directly between computers, instead of using a central router.

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How to get Windows 7 to automatically connect to an ad-hoc network?

I have two machines - one is running Ubuntu 12.04 64-bit and the other is running Windows 7 Starter Edition (32-bit). The Ubuntu machine is connected to the Internet via the eth0 interface. That ...
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How do I create an ad hoc network in Windows 8?

For the life of me, I can't figure out how to create an ad hoc wireless network in Windows 8. Here is what happens if I follow the steps from Windows 7: Right click the network icon and click ...
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Connect to two WiFi networks - use one for internet, the second for LAN-only connections

I have a TP-LINK router broadcasting Internet, and I connect to it via my internal WiFi chip in my laptop. I also have an external TP-LINK WiFi chip which cannot broadcast WiFi, even not Ad-hoc. I ...
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How to disable ad-hoc wireless connections?

I have Intel 5100 AGN on my laptop. I want to make sure it wont make ad-hoc wireless connection ever. Couldnt find anything suitable in Advanced adapter settings (was looking for something like ...
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How to turn off an ad hoc wireless network in OS X

So I create an ad hoc network every now and then on my Mac for various reasons, and I have found lately that when I click on the Wi-Fi icon in the Mac menu bar, even when the network is not on, it ...
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Ad-hoc connection between iPhone and Macbook Pro

I sometimes find it useful to connect my iPhone to my Macbook Pro by creating an ad-hoc wireless network from the MBP and connecting to that from the iPhone. However, what I find is that sometimes ...
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How to share ethernet connection on Ubuntu (Jaunty)?

I've googled it and I've found mostly tutorials on sharing when having 2 ethernet ports. I am in a hotel with only wired connection (eth0). I would like to use my wifi card to share my connection with ...
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Sharing internet through a wireless ad-hoc in Windows 7

I'm actually requesting a workaround to share a PPoE wired Internet connection between two laptops using wireless. I've tried sharing it the usual way... New Ad-hoc => Click turn On sharing => etc. ...
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Share dial up internet with an IPod Touch

I only have dial up internet access at home. I'd like to connect to the internet on my laptop and then use that connection for my iPod through Internet Connection Sharing. I don't have a router. ...
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How to create an 802.11n wireless network between laptops

I have an ASUS USB-N13 wireless adapter and three laptops in a home. I've tried multiple times to create an ad-hoc network following the 802.11n standard, but failed each time. The laptops have Intel ...
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It is possible to see clients who connected to my hostednetwork?

I set up a hosted network with my laptop using Windows 7. I want to check all the clients who connected to it. Is it possible? And is there any tool can manage it? For example, limit the net speed ...
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Windows7: Auto start Ad-hoc hotspot if no preferred WiFi network is available

I am on Windows7 and have two different WiFi routers with two different networks at home. But sometimes both these networks are not available, in that case I want my Windows7 machine to start a hot ...
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AdHoc network more efficient than traditional Wifi setup?

With a normal Wifi network, like with an wireless router. If 1 wireless device wants to talk another wireless device it has to go through the router, right? But with an adhoc network does data go ...
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Nokia 5800 v50, getting “Invalid server name” with ad-hoc wlan with Windows 7

After upgrading to v50 firmware in my Nokia 5800 xpress music phone. I am not able to connect to ad-hoc wlan network in my laptop(Windows 7 OS). I have a dialup internet connection and created ...
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Sharing Tor network via ad-hoc

I'm using Tor for accessing sites that have been blocked by my ISP, which works great. I use the same laptop with Windows 7 and wireless ad-hoc network to provide Internet access to other devices in ...
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Remote Desktop via Ad-Hoc on Windows 7

Is there a way to connect two PCs running Windows 7 via a wifi ad-hoc network and then use Remote Desktop from one of the PCs to the other? In addition to this the Remote Desktop host PC should still ...
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Is it possible to create a LAN between two notebooks via BlueTooth/Wi-Fi?

In a given place there are two notebooks, no existant wi-fi connections available, no cable, both bluetooth-capable. What I want is to create a real LAN between the two, and (depending on how fast ...
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Combining a wired network with an ad-hoc network

I have two Windows Vista computers (A & B) with an ad-hoc network connecting them. Can I somehow then connect computer C with A through a switch/router and have all three computers on "one" ...
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How to use my PCs internet connection for my mobile phone?

I don't want to take a GPRS connection and want to use my PC's internet connection to access internet on my mobile phone. Is it possible? i have samsung sgh e251. I have a Vista machine, but can ...
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Ubuntu: Sharing internet connection via ad-hoc

I have a laptop with Ubuntu and connected to internet through cable. I want to set up an ad-hoc network to share the internet connection via wi-fi. The other computer runs on Windows Vista. I managed ...
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WIFI Analysis tool

I have setup an ad-hoc network between a Laptop and a MobileDevice. I am using WifiManager Package from Android to get the RSSI value in the mobile device. Can you please suggest some free tools or ...
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How I do to setup a wifi connection between two laptops?

I've got 2 laptops annd they have wifi (of course). I don't have any wifi routers, or any wifi "gadget". I would like to know if I can connect directly the two laptops using the built in wifi, and how ...
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No Internet access using ad hoc network in ubuntu

I setup a wifi Hotspot in my desktop(Ubuntu 12.04), and was able to connect to it using my laptop(also Ubuntu 12.04). My desktop is connected to Internet using Ethernet cable and I can access ...
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Windows 8 and BackTrack 5 R3 internet connection sharing

I have a problem. I am trying to create ad-hoc network on my laptop with Windows 8 and then connect to that network with my other laptop with BackTrack 5 R3. I was following the instructions from this ...
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Multi-hop access in wireless ad hoc network

Suppose that I create a wireless ad-hoc network in Windows 7 on a machine A. Suppose that the machine is within radio range of another machine B and B has connected to the ad-hoc network. B can ping ...
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setting up an access point from laptop to provide internet

i am trying to connect my wireless router as an access point from my laptop. the scenario is as follows: i have a wireless broadband connection at home, which i connect to using a username and a ...
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Internet Connection Sharing, can't Share Wireless

I'm using Windows XP, and I've been trying to setup my laptop so that I can connect to the internet connection that I get on the laptop through my mobile on an ad-hoc network. I've set up an ad-hoc ...
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Virtual wireless interfaces in different modes on single radio

I'm looking for a USB wireless adapter that will support virtual interfaces running in different wireless modes at the same time. I've found USB wireless adapters that support multiple wireless modes ...
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How to View Users Connected to Ad-Hoc Network on Windows 7?

Question How do I detect/manage users who are connected to my laptop's ad-hoc network? Background I have a Windows 7 laptop with a wired network connection. I've set up an ad-hoc network following ...
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Setting up a solar-powered ad-hoc network?

I was intrigued for the idea of a darknet, as seen all over certain reddit subreddits, and was developed an idea in my head that I need some help to figure out. Is it possible to set up an ad-hoc ...
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What is the difference between Ad-Hoc and Mesh Network? (also with p2p)

According to the Cisco support forums, Ad-Hoc means peer-to-peer while mesh means bridge-to-bridge or router-to-router, meaning in a mesh every node has the capability to route. So would mesh ...
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Can I show a “welcome” splash page for my ad-hoc network?

Is there a way to configure an ad-hoc network to have a splash/welcome page? Similar to how NoCat works with routers? Basically if a user connects to my ad-hoc network it would re-direct them to a ...
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Why is adhoc connection without internet faster than via router?

I'm transferring some data from my desktop to my laptop trough wifi. My home network is managed with windows 7 homegroup When my 2 pc's are connected via my router (with internet access) i get max ...
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How to connect 3 laptops wirelessly WITHOUT a router

I was able to connect 2 laptops using Ad-Hoc, but how to connect the third one??
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How to select wifi channel with windows 7 adhoc?

I made an adhoc network with Windows 7. Now I would like to change the wifi channel it is using. How to do this?
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How to connect three laptops

I have three laptops which i want to connect. On one of them wireless doesn't work and on the other LAN wire doesn't work. Is there any way by which i can use both the wireless Ad-Hoc as well as LAN ...
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Are the IP addresses static or dynamic in computer to computer adhoc wireless network?

Currently my home networking setup looks like: I have one host laptop running windows 7 connected to usb data card to access internet. I have my client laptop running XP and able to access shared ...
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MacBook Pro Ad Hoc and wifi same time

Can I have my MacBook Pro laptop have dual connections, one connecting to an internet wireless access point and one creating an Ad hoc connection to serve this internet connection to others connecting ...
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How to connect laptop with telephone using WI-FI? (ethernet)

What I did: Added new wireless network in wireless network settings and gave it SSID Gave laptop the IP like 192.168.0.1, mask: 255.255.255.0, gateway: 192.168.0.2 Gave the telephone with wifi the ...
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How to create an adhoc 3 node Gigabit Ethernet network at “Home”, file transfer for NAS?

I have 3 devices that are Gigabit Ethernet: Windows XP PRO PC D-Link DSM-G600 NAS Intel SS4200E - NAS My goal is to quickly transfer the 457GB of data on the D-Link DSM-G600 NAS to the Intel ...
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Ad-Hoc Wireless Network Connectivity

Is it necessary for all the participating nodes in a wireless ad-hoc network to be in the vicinity of each other? Suppose there are three nodes, all connected to the same ad-hoc network (configured ...
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How to direct connection local lan + WIFI internet?

I am running 2 computers. Each have a WIFI connection to the router (other location in the house) which provides internet. I would like now to directly connect those 2 computers via their Gigabit ...
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Adhoc IBSS Configuration

With a normal Wi-Fi network, if one wireless device wants to talk another wireless device it has to go through the AP (Access Point). In an infrastructure BSS, every device is connected to an AP. In ...
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How to set and adhoc network between my phone and laptop with static ip

I want to establish a adhoc connection between my laptop running debian wheezy with my android nexus 7 tablet. What I have done is installed hostapd in my laptop with this configuration. ...
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How to create an open (unencrypted) AdHoc WiFi network in Windows8?

I've read thousands of tutorials but the command: netsh wlan set hostednetwork mode=allow ssid=try key=12345678 Creates a secure network only. How can I create an open unencrypted AdHoc wireless ...
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How to join an ad-hoc wireless network in Linux

How do you join two or more Linux machines to the same ad-hoc wireless network? I have two Ubuntu 12.04 laptops that I'd like to connect. Following the command line instructions in Ubuntu's wiki ...
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Wireless ad-hoc network not visible

I am attempting to share my Windows XP workstation's LAN connect with my OS X laptop via wifi, using the Samsung wireless 'dongle' that came with my Samsung TV (wis09abgn). I followed CNet's ...
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How can I configure my wireless to be ad-hoc command-line?

In any version of Windows, how can I put my wireless network card in ad-hoc mode through the command prompt? I want to do this because I want to hide this from the user (ie. I don't want them to ...
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Internet Connection Sharing

I've basic question on Internet Connection Sharing in Windows XP. I've a Internet Connection through LAN and I've created an Ad-hoc network that is supposed to share the internet connection. Which ...
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Ad hoc wifi network between windows xp and windows 7 - no internet access

Host machine (desktop) runs XP and the client (netbook) runs 7. It worked a few months ago but now refuses to give the client internet access. ipconfig on host machine straight after a reboot: ...