Wednesday, February 20, 2013

How to set-up Ad-hoc connection in Windows 8 ?

In Windows 7 we can easily create ad-hoc connection, just few clicks we can create ad-hoc connection. In Windows 8 feature to create ad-hoc like Windows 7 does not exist, But the ability does exist, it just little hard to achieve. In this article, i will show you the guide to create ad-hoc in Windows 8 :

Step 1 : Launch Command Prompt under administrator mode.

Step 2 : Run the command below to verify that your network interface supports ad-hoc :

netsh wlan show driver

If it says yes, you are good. if not you must upgrade your hardware or maybe update software driver.

Step 3 : Now run this following command to create ad-hoc network (replace markup tags with your own choices) :

netsh wlan set hostednetwork mode=allow ssid=<enter_network_name_here> key=<enter_password_here>

Step 4 : Your hosted network has been created. But, before you can use it you must start the service first. Your this following command :

netsh wlan start hostednetwork

Step 5 : Now you can check your ad-hoc on other device. To STOP just run this command :

netsh wlan stop hostednetwork


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