Thursday, January 09, 2014

Setting up wireless ad-hoc computer to computer network in Windows 8

 In earlier versions of Windows, It was easy to create ad-hoc network to share your internet connection with another computer or mobile through WiFi. In Windows 8 , there is no direct way to make ad-hoc network.

  1. Geeky way:
  2.    Use netsh wlan commands to setup a new network, and share your internet using Internet Connection Sharing (ICS)
    • Go to cmd . Right click and Run as administrator.
    • Type the following command
      netsh wlan set hostednetwork mode=allow ssid=network_name key=password_here
      For example:
      netsh wlan set hostednetwork mode=allow ssid=HOMEWIFI key=password1234
      (Note: Password should be minimum of 8 characters. )