A Wireless Ad hoc network is a decentralized type of wireless network. Amost all of us use these wireless networks to for a local file sharing network mainly used to play games in our lans(e.g. Counter strike and NFSMW).
These wireless networks were easy to be created in previous version of windows(windows 7, XP) but in windows 8 and 8.1 this option was removed due to some issues.
Though its option is removed it is possible to create wireless ad hoc network both in windows 8 and windows 8.1. There are threre popuar methods to do this all the there methods will be explained one by one.
Method 1 (Using command line) :
1.Run the Command Prompt in administrator rights and type the following command one by one.
2. netsh wlan set hostednetwork mode=allow ssid=<Enter the ssid name here> key=<enter the password here>
In the above command replace “<Enter the ssid name here>” with your ssid name e.g. Counter and also replace “<enter the password here>” with your eight digit password.
3.netsh wlan start hostednetwork
Typing the above command will actually start the wireless adhoc network.
4.Once the hosted network is enabled, you can see wireless Adhoc connection listed in the network and sharing center. Now the wireless adhoc network needs an internet connection and for this, you need to share the existing active Internet connection. Right click on your exisiting Wi-Fi internet connection and select properties.
5.Now select the Sharing tab in properties. Check the box against “Allow other network users to connect through this computer’s internet connection”. Then select the newly created wireless adhoc connection from the drop down list. Now save the details and close the properties.
6.Use the below command to stop the adhoc network.
netsh wlan stop hostednetwork
Method 2 (Using Connectify hotspot ) :
1.Download the connectify hotspot from the link below.
3.Select the device whose network you want to share in the “Internet to share” menu.
4.select the device name through which you want to share the internet.
5.You may use this network for sharing your Internet or to create Local Network Access.
6.The final step is to click on the “Start Hotspot” Tab.
Method 3 (Using Virtual Router plus):
1.Download the software from the below link.
2.After installing it open it.
3.Type the name of the ssid, type the password , and select the device whose internet connection you want to share.
4.Now the final step is to click on the “Start Virtual Router Plus” Tab.
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