I have a Dell laptop with Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit. I want to create an ad hoc internet connection to share the internet connection from laptop to mobile, but it says: Windows could not setup the myConnectionName. and there is no error number or description.


Make sure your mobile device has support for the Ad Hoc network connection mode.

Please find additional information and troubleshooting notes at Microsoft's website: Microsoft Windows 7: Setup Ad Hoc Network


Once you've click create the ad-hoc network button, you should simultaneously scan and connect to this network from your mobile device. Since most android-based network doesn't support ad-hoc connections, you could also try to type "netsh wlan start hostednetwork" in command prompt to share your connection, which create an infrastructure network rather than ad-hoc network.


Make sure your wifi is turned on, i know this sound evident but sometime it's just too evident that we miss it.

If that still doesn't work, try to make one with the command shell by :

  • Press Windows key (or hit the left bottom windows button)
  • Write "CMD" in the search box
  • right click the first option in "Programs" and hit the option "Run as administrator", that will open a black window
  • Write netsh wlan set hostednetwork mode=allow ssid=myCoolNetwork key=qwerty123456789 then press enter
  • If the previous command worked, write : netsh wlan start hostednetwork and press enter

If these two instructions worked without any error, you should get in your wifi list a new option called : "myCoolNetwork" with the password : "qwerty123456789"

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