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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.

Windows8 adhoc

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
open command on windows8
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.

start ad hoc on windows8
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.
http://www.addictivetips.com/windows-tips/how-to-create-wireless-ad-hoc-internet-connection-in-windows-8/.

 

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14 Responses to “Create Ad Hoc Wireless Connection In Windows 8”

  • Bernard Bentsil says:

    I tried and it gave me a respond that “the hosted network could not be started”. Please what should i do?

    • Suwwa says:

      thats because u didnt check wheather driver are supported or not. Check wifi driver and do again it will work at least its working with me.

  • waggwa says:

    did everything but i cant access the internet on my Iphone

  • ha bhai says:

    I’ve successfully started the Adhoc connection but I’m unable to connect my Iphone to it and it gets stuck on authenticating. Any suggestions?

  • atef nguitanos says:

    everything works fine, but when I want to join the network it asks me a password, and i did not set any password

  • Ernesto says:

    If u did step 1 the password is the key u enter, in this example is 12345678.

  • Kapil says:

    I accidentally disabled the connection. What is the command to turn it back on?

    • Rob says:

      Go to Device Manage on Windows 8 -> Network Adapters, find the virtual wi-fi adapter with a down arrow above, right click on it and you will see the option to enable it.

      After that your ad hoc connection should be displayed in the Network & Sharing Center again.
      also the next time, if you like to stop the ad hoc connection, use the commend below:

      netsh wlan stop hostednetwork

  • Roberto says:

    Thanks for this article. Everything worked. I have a question though:

    How do you add the devices with different ip’s to your home network. For instance I have a media player that uses the hostednetwork from my pc, but it has a different Ip. I would like to transfer content form my pc to the media player, but I can’t seem to find the media player in my network. Any tips/advice/help? Thanks in advance

  • Bob says:

    I disabled my ad-hoc and now it won’t allow me to access it or make a new one. What can I do?

    • Rob says:

      You can try these steps to make the ad-hoc work again:

      Go to Device Manage on Windows 8 -> Network Adapters, find the virtual wi-fi adapter with a down arrow above, right click on it and you will see the option to enable it.

      After that your ad hoc connection should be displayed in the Network & Sharing Center again.
      also the next time, if you like to stop the ad hoc connection, use the commend below:

      netsh wlan stop hostednetwork

  • Ko says:

    It says it has not internet access why is that?

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