Create Ad Hoc Wireless Connection In Windows 8
In an earlier guide, we talked about how to Create Wireless Ad Hoc wireless connection in Windows 7 and Vista. Windows 8 comes with ICS (Internet Connection Sharing) feature to allow devices to connect to yours PC internet connection. In this post, we will show you how to easily create and manage ad-hoc connections in Windows 8.
Steps to Set up Ad Hoc Connection on windows 8
1. Press the shortcut Windows Key + Q to open the Apps Search on Windows 8.
2. Type in cmd in the search box on the right, the search result will be displayed on the left.
3. Right click on the search result, you will get a screen as below
4. Click on Run as adminstrator
5. Enter the following commands to configure an ad hoc wireless connection.
netsh wlan set hostednetwork mode=allow ssid=wirelesstransferapp key=12345678
Press enter, you should see a prompt as below
The hosted network node has been set to allow….
6. Now enter below commands to start the wireless network
netsh wlan start hostednetwork
Press enter, you should see a prompt as ‘The hosted network started.’ See below figure.
7. Go to enable Internet Connection Sharing
When the hosted network is started, enable ICS for newly created Wi-Fi connection for your currently-active internet connection. Simply head over to Network & Sharing Center, and in the properties for the current internet connection, enable ICS. Make sure to select the ad hoc connection under Home networking connection.
Now you can join this newly created Wi-Fi connection on your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch and use the wirelss photo transfer app to move photos and videos around them.
If you have trouble setting up the Ad hoc network on your PC, feel free to contact our support through email or you may refer to below guide for tricks and tip.