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LAN connection to through adhoc for smartphone

Q: LAN connection to through adhoc for smartphone

Im using a hp compaq nx7300 laptop and recently i bought a Xperia X10i phone all i want to do is share my LAN internet connection through my Laptop with my smartphone i just installed windows 7 for my laptop

can someone please guide me



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A: LAN connection to through adhoc for smartphone

does your phone support wifi? Do you have a wireless card built into the laptop, as well as an ethernet connection to create a bridge?

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I have created one adhoc profile from Network and Sharing center on my Laptop.
I named the profile as Rockstar. And I can Connect to it from the windows tray.

But my Wireless network shows that I am disconnected in Control panel and so I
don't get IP address in ipconfig command.

Any help to connect the wireless network properly.


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i want to create an adhoc automatic connected connection. How can i do this?

A:creating adhoc automatic connection

Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\Network and Sharing Center

Click Setup a new connection or network.
Select "Setup a wireless ad-hoc.."

And follow the prompts.

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Hi guys im new to this site and was recommended by a friend. I have spent the last 2 days looking through old posts before finally registering to ask for help, so here goes:

I have a home network with 2 PC's both running windows XP.
They are networked via 2 USB 802.11b wireles cards. The network is set up as an Adhoc network with file,printer and internet sharing running. I set up the network using the windows network set up wizard.
The main PC with internet connection is connected to blueyonder 1MB cable service via an external USB modem.

The network works great with an "excellent" signal strength at all times (upstairs to dowstairs). But...

Every now and again the remote PC will drop the connection. It seems totally random as it could be after 10 minutes or after 1 hour, Its very random. To reconnect i just disable then re-enable the network card (on remote PC) it connects instantly and all is well again, untill it decides to do this again. Does anyone have any suggestions to what could be causing this? It is not a huge problem but is iritable. It even happens when network/internet is in use. But may still be some type of power managment issue. But my hands are in the air and im open to all sugestions.

Thanks in advance for anyone who tries to help me out.

A:wireless adhoc network drops connection

Could be interference from microwaves, mobile phones, etc.
The paper "ABGs_of_Wireless_2.03.1.pdf" on http://www.netgear.com/products/wireless.html lists possible sources of interference for the various wi-fi standards.

The general advice about improving range at http://kbserver.netgear.com/kb_web_files/n101160.asp may also be of some use in general troubleshooting.

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Greetings Techies!

Just so everyone knows I have taken a lot of time to read up on all the goodies about sharing my internet connection. I'm a bit glad to have lost my Comcast connection yesterday as it will force to me to figure out how to configure the connection to share my sprint internet.

1. How I connect-
For anyone who has a nifty sprint phone with windows mobile its just as fast as my old sprint card. So now I only pay one bill and I can use my internet on the road. I start up my browser and then head to the internet sharing tab, I can do blue tooth or USB. For now Ill be using USB since its the most reliable. Ive connected the internet to my desktop computer which is connected to my wireless router.

2. How to share? ICS or Ad HOC
In a few weeks I will be on the road and will need to figure out how to get this connection shared via adhoc. I have tried on numerous occasions to do this and failed always. I suspect this and everything else I have an issue with has to do with the sprint phone and how it connects.
No errors, nothing at all, can anyone point me in the direction of a tutorial or thread that deals with someone successfully sharing their phones internet via adhoc?

Today I am trying ICS because my desktop is connected to my wireless router yet I see no end in sight. Honestly I have not ever used ICS so I couldn't even begin to understand what I might be doing wrong.
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A:Sharing my Sprint phone connection via ICS or AdHoc

Well, the easiest way is to get the KR2 or one of those CradlePoint routers that does it all automatically. You plug your phone into it and it shares the connection. If your phone has WiFi, you can use WmWifiRouter to do the job for you as well.

However, doing any of this without paying Sprint the PAM fee is against your contract. YMMV. The PAM fee's only $15 anyway, it's probably worth paying.

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Greetings to all the technogurus. Skietax has returned with another problem that will test your knowledge to it's limits!

....ok, not really.

So, here's the situation:

I have successfully set up a wireless network (using a Linksys router. Thank goodness for easy to use software. lol) despite being network stupid. So far, there are two computers (a desktop running XP and a laptop running Vista), a Wii, my iPod touch, and a Blu-ray player all playing nicely together.

I recently acquired an older desktop (again, with XP) that I initially added to the network via a physical connection to the router (simply to get it on the internet and get it on the network hassle free). No problems there.

My plan for desktop #2 is to connect it to desktop #1 via a crossover cable so I can use both simultaneously. Currently, I have them connected. Checking my Linksys Easylink Advisor, Desktop #2 is recognized as being on the network, and my control scheme (I use Input Director to control both machines from one keyboard/mouse) confirms this.

The problem: Desktop #2 can't get on the internet.

The Question: How come? And how do I fix it? (Ok, that's two questions. Sorry)

A:Solved: Adding Adhoc Connection to Wireless Network

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I have two Western Digital 1Tb HD's which I use for archiving and are carbon copies of each other and my third installed OS HD. They are both external to my computer, in fact one came as part of a WD My Book.

Previously, I had my Asus P5Q Deluxe fitted and I could just plug the two HD's into the PSU with a spare power cable and connect them to the mobo with a couple of Sata cables and copy any data from the main installed HD or replicate data between them. No problem.

However, due to RAM issues, I have swapped the mobo out for my Asus P5W DH Deluxe. I just assumed I could go ahead with my adhoc method of plug and play HD connectivity but after shutting down my desktop, wiring in just one archive HD and powering up, the computer went a bit funny.
All the icons had shifted over to my TV display, next to my desktop, while my monitor's desktop pic got squashed vertically with vertical letterbox lines left and right, pretty much as though I had been messing with the AMD Catalyst Control Centre.

Any ideas why plugging in an HD (or two) into the spare Sata/EZ Raid sockets would cause this? Why didn't it behave like P5Q, e.g. plug & play style, or as if I had simply plugged in the HD via the USB?

One thing I forgot to check was if the HD showed up in 'My Computer' while the icons and what not were on the TV screen.


A:Problem making adhoc HD connection to copy data

Nevermind. I plugged the two archive HD's into the mobo today and all is fine and copying perfectly.


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I setup and connected VPN connection through my smartphone to my home computer, but I don't know how to get access to files via my smartphone through VPN Connection. Do I use my smartphone internet explorer to access my home computer files or how?


A:How to use VPN connection on a smartphone?

What application are you using to establish the VPN connection? A VPN connection should allow a remote device outside the LAN act as if it was and should be able to access resources limited only to that LAN the same way as if it was connected to it.

Just a couple of questions to help us give you the best support:

What phone are you using and what OS does it have (Android, iOS... etc? )

What VPN application are you using on the server to initiate the remote connection?

What is the OS of the home computer you wish to access and is there a shared folder set? If so what are the sharing permissions applied?

Don't worry if you can't answer all the questions, we will do our best with the information provided


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One month ago I necer had any problem to connect my smartphone in usb port of my laptop. I could see the directories of the internal memories and also the directories of the additional sd card.Since last week, impossible to see the files used ito my smartphone.Now, I must manualy activate the mass storage USB on my smartphone to see the directories of my sd card.Could somebody help me to find a solution? Till now, I tested the restore before the last windows update without success.Thanks for your help,Philippe.

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Hey guys, quick question.

I have an iPhone 4 and it has the ability to share its 3G data connection over USB (or WiFi)

When I had Windows 7 and I put the option to share over USB, the minute I put the iPhone 4 in over USB, the connection would automatically be detected and used. But with Windows 8, I am forced to use the WiFi feature which is bad for my battery and speed and I wouldnt prefer this of course.

Does anyone know how to set up Windows 8 to use the internet connection over USB?

A:How to setup internet connection over USB with smartphone?

I was checking into setting my iPhone 5 up over the G4 connection, so I did a little research. The phone says to use it that way, you have to set it up as a Hotspot and then your cellular provider has to set up their end.

I do have to turn off the WiFi for the LTE to be active. But I don't really see anyplace to use the phone through the USB. All I have is the Data Storage. Did you have some utility in Windows 7 that made it possible to use the phone this way? Are you using the same OS version now as before?

If you give me the steps you took to set it up in Windows 7, I will try both OSes to see what might be different.

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So I?ve done quite a bit of research and I?m down to three choices.

1. Sprint (student discount)
Price - $57.39/month
Plan ? 450 all talk minutes and free after 7PM & weekends. Unlimited Text. Unlimited Data.

Considered Phones included with plan:
* Apple Iphone 4S 16GB (2 yr contract) - $0.00
* Apple Iphone 5 16GB (2 yr contract) - $99.00
* Apple Iphone 5 32GB (2 yr contract) - $199.00
* Samsung Galaxy S4 [I think 16GB] (2 yr contract) - $149.99
* Samsung Galaxy 3 16GB (2 yr contract) - $0.00
* HTC One 32 GB (2 yr contract) - $99.00
* LG Optimus G (2 yr contract) - $0.00

Extra Stuff: Says I can get $100.00 back with old sprint number. I do have a sprint phone and number but its not a smartphone so I?m not sure if this applies.

2. T-mobile Prepaid Plan
Price ? $30.00
Plan ? 100 talk minutes. Unlimited Text. Unlimited Data.

Considered Phones included with plan:
* Samsung Galaxy S3 16GB - $549.99
* LG Optimus L9 [I think 16GB] - $290.00

Extra Stuff: It says the phones are included with a refill card. I?m guessing it?s a month?s worth of the plan?

3. Virgin Mobile Beyond Talk Plan
Price - $35.00
Plan ? 300 talk minutes. Unlimited Text. Unlimited Data.

Considered Phones included with plan:
* Apple Iphone 4S 16GB (3G) - $382.49
* Apple Iphone 4 8GB (3G) - $297.49
* Apple Iphone 5 ? COMING SOON
* Samsung Galaxy S4 16GB (4G LTE)- $149.99

**Final Thoughts/Questions:**

1. Do you think it?d be wise/safe to buy unlocked phones... Read more

A:About to get my first smartphone and smartphone plan

Mistake on a phone for Virgin mobile. Theres a galaxy S3 not S4, for 399.99

3. Virgin Mobile Beyond Talk Plan
Price - $35.00
Plan ? 300 talk minutes. Unlimited Text. Unlimited Data.

Considered Phones included with plan:
* Apple Iphone 4S 16GB (3G) - $382.49
* Apple Iphone 4 8GB (3G) - $297.49
* Apple Iphone 5 ? COMING SOON
* Samsung Galaxy S3 16GB (4G LTE)- $399.99

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Q: Adhoc

Does ADHOC work PC to PC without a wireless hub? I have two laptops with wireless cards and want the two of them to talk but don't need internet access.


This may be the wrong forum - but it applies to windows 7

I want to set up an ad-hoc network, but how do I disable it when I'm done using the ad-hoc? I don't want to have an adhoc network turned on whenever i go somewhere

One solution I tried was deleting the ad hoch network i just created, but it crashed Windows Explorer!!!! Any explanations?

A:Adhoc Questions

Perhaps you had a network resource open when you disconnected. Test again, making sure no files are open.

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Hi All,

I've been using Windows 7 for while. I share the internet connection with iPod Touch by using Ad-hoc network. It was working fine and suddenly one day stopped asking me to "Turn on Internet connection sharing". I've tried several methods including manually setting the sharing option in network properties. It did not work.

I had setup Ubuntu Linux in my system. I installed within Windows (without creating a new partition) and I tried to setup adhoc in that too. But I failed to connect. Later I removed my Ubuntu Installation.

After long time I setup ubuntu again and suprisingly it shows a previously created adhoc network. I can't figure out what's really happening with my wireless IF.

Could you please help to reset everything and help me to turn in ICS in Windows.

I am running Windows 7 ultimate edition

A:Adhoc Network and ICS

Hi and welcome to the forums .

Please can you ensure that your WLAN drivers and Ethernet/Modem drivers are up to date.

Please can you ensure that Windows is up to date.

If this solves the problem woohoo, but I doubt it will.

Can you please install Connectify (Connectify - Turn your Windows 7 laptop into a Wi-Fi Hotspot). Connectify is a little program written for Seven which allows you to create, manage and maintain an ad -hoc network from your PC.

If this installs and allows you to create a hotspot problem solved; the problem you are experiencing is to do with Windows and not to do with a dodgy driver etc. You will have to use Connectify to manage your hotspot but in many ways Connectify is better than the built in Windows utility.

If it doesn't install or setup correctly can you please post any error messages that appear, this is most likely to be the case and from here we can troubleshoot the problem in detail.

If you have any problems or questions don't feel afraid to ask.


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i use my dad's work laptop, running on xp, that uses a wireless sprint broadband card for internet access, a form of dial-up connection i think it is defined as, and i am trying to share that connection with my sister's laptop that has vista on it. i had this type of connection working before so my family could use the internet on more than one computer. (we can only get dial-up where i live, that is why we have the wireless card.) the problem is that my mom used my sister's laptop ONCE and it no longer connected to the internet(she has the gift to totally destroy any form of technology that she uses, lol). the xp laptop is set up to properly use ics. the vista laptop will still connect to the adhoc network, it only has local access now. honestly, i dont know why it is no longer connection to the internet through the adhoc.

A:ics through adhoc with xp & vista

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Basically long story short, my laptop no longer connects to adhocs (P2P) networks yet still connects to the internet through wifi.
I've been trying to run a LAN game for CoD all day since I finally got lvl 55 >.>

So any help guys??

oh and my OS is windows 7 32-bit

*** another fact. i can setup my own adhoc but other users can't connect then***

A:Adhoc problems

You may want to consider using a program such as Connectify.

Connectify simplifies the whole business of ad hoc networking while allowing you to both be connected to and host a different WiFi hot spot at the same time.

There is also a dedicated ad hoc mode.

Connectify - Turn your Windows 7 laptop into a Wi-Fi Hotspot

I would also post a link to a driver update page but your System Specs aren't accurate enough (there are several dozen variants of the HP Compaq CQ50), if you aren't sure what model you have use a tool such as Speccy.

If you want to find the WiFi driver yourself look at Compaq Presario CQ50-100 Notebook PC series*-* Download drivers and software - specify product name - HP Business Support Center and download an appropriate WiFi driver (the most recent one).


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I used to use Windows 7 and hosted Ad-Hoc on my desktop in order to have internet access on laptop. It seems Microsoft removed this option in Windows 8 so I had to use command line to setup it:
netsh wlan set hostednetwork mode=allow ssid=<network name> key=<passkey>
netsh wlan start hostednetwork

This provides connection on the laptop, however when I turn on torrent downloader on laptop connection stops working within minutes. Laptop remains connected but downloading stops and browser cannot load any pages. Attempt to disconnect and connect back lead to "Failed to connect" message box.

The only possible workaround I found so far is to reset connection on the hosting computer, but doing this every minute just to download something is silly.

My desktop's wireless adapter is TP-LINK TL-WN821N V3.

Anyone knows how to fix this?
Thank you in advance.

TSG SysInfo log:
Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 8 Consumer Preview, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 CPU 6400 @ 2.13GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 15 Stepping 2
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 4031 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GTS, 320 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 50224 MB, Free - 21240 MB; D: Total - 102049 MB, Free - 70278 MB;
Motherboard: ASUSTeK Computer INC., P5B-VM
Antivirus: Windows Defender, Disabled

P.S. Let me know if I need to provide any other information.

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I am running Vista 64 Ultimate Edition and I connect to the internet through a 20mb cable connection.

I do not have a router at present but I have a wireless adapter on my pc that I want to use to set up an adhoc network for both my wireless laptop and my nintendo wii. Is this possible and how? I've made a few attempts and can get both devices to see my network but I can never successfully connect. I've also tried bridging the wireless adapter to my network with no success.

I don't really know what I am doing.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

A:Adhoc Networking

Could you tell us what you do have? I'm a little confused. Do you have a wireless cable modem? Could it be wired?

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hello there

i have two workstations, a desktopand a laptop. both are running win 7 ultimate x86. however, only my desktop is able to connect to the internet via a modem (wired network) and i need the laptop to be online as well. desktop is equipped with a tp-link wn321g usb wireless modem to transmit adhoc.

i searched around and chanced upon ad hoc connections, so i tried making one. while ad hoc connections are working, they sort of reset themselves after i close all the computers, and ad hoc won't work anymore. for example, i create an adhoc network, named HAUZ, and i saved the network. i will be able to connect via the laptop. if i close the desktop, or restart it, the adhoc connection can be connected, but there is no internet connection anymore.

if i recreate the adhoc, it will work as normal again. funny :/

i tried "hostednetwork" before, and strange, although "netsh wlan show drivers" shows that "hostednetwork" is supported, there is still some problems. so i decide to stick with adhoc...

so right now, i need to recreate an adhoc connection every time i need internet on my laptop. any solution to this?

thanks in advance

tldr; ad hoc doesn't work after close desktop

A:adhoc resets itself?

Below is from the help file - it seems like recreating the adhoc makes sense - whats wrong with homegroup - normal - guess i need you to explain it more clearly- anyhow with my pc and laptop i set up homegroup plus live imesh, imesh will let you have access the same as remote control - since yours are ultimate - pro the prerequisite for remote you could just use remote with your 2 ultimate systems - setup a remote connection or use imesh to connect them if this suits - imesh requires you to have windows live essentials installed on both systems:
Set up a computer-to-computer (ad hoc) network
An ad hoc network is a temporary connection between computers and devices used for a specific purpose, such as sharing documents during a meeting or playing multiplayer computer games. You can also temporarily share an Internet connection with other people on your ad hoc network, so those people don’t have to set up their own Internet connections. Ad hoc networks can only be wireless, so you must have a wireless network adapter installed in your computer to set up or join an ad hoc network.
Click to open Network and Sharing Center.
Click Set up a new connection or network.
Click Set up a wireless ad hoc (computer-to-computer) network, click Next, and then follow the steps in the wizard.
If one or more of the networked computers is joined to a domain, each person using the network will need to have a user account on that computer to see and access shared items on it.
If the net... Read more

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Is it possible to set up an adhoc with one computer on XP home and the other on XP pro (I was able to setup the connection on XP pro's side through windows connection properties).

If it is could you give me a basic run through.

Both have D-Link Airplus wireless cards if that helps.

I seem to be missing the 'Wireless Networks' tab under connection properties on XP home. Do I need to download something from Microsoft to add this?

A:Adhoc on XP Home


And for the missing TAB:


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am doing a project in adhoc networks.. our main scheme is based on identity-free and on-demand routing.. it uses a protocol called ANODR. the route discovery phase consists of a global trapdoor mechanism. to open tht there must be a key agreement between the source and the destination. using this key only the destination can open the global trapdoor and thn a route is discovered. we thought of doing the key agreement manually(ie through personnel communication). but this seems to be inefficient. can anyone suggest a technique to share the key?

thank you

A:Wireless Adhoc Networks

Email using public key encryption?

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Trying to install ad hoc networking between 2 PCs both running Win 98 SE, using Actiontec USB wireless adapters. One PC is linked to a cable modem.

After two days work, pinging is OK between machines, and each shows the same workgroup in Network Neighbourhood. The adapters are both bound to TCP/IP.

But the PCs can't see each other's shared files. They can only see their own.

Any ideas?


A:p2p adhoc network problem

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I did a quick search to see if anyone else has this problem but came up with nothing :/

Im using a laptop running vista as the host ( ad-hoc ) to give my desktop in another room internet. The laptop is wired to a modem so it has direct connection. I made a adhoc connection on the laptop through the adhoc wizard with WEP, and enabled ICS when it asked.

I can connect and get a good signal on the desktop which is running Xp Home. Everything works as it should as far as sharing internet. The only problem is that after a while the laptop starts to loose connection to the internet. This is strange because the desktop is still getting an internet connection but the laptop which is hosting the adhoc acts like it has no connection to the net. The only way to fix and get the laptop to be able to get any internet is to disable the adhoc and ICS. The strange thing is that the laptop has good connectivity to the net right after making the adhoc and turning ics on, but after a while it will start to loose connection and then completely loose all connection to the net.

The desktop never looses connection, just the laptop...
I dont understand why the laptop would loose connection if its directly wired...
Its kinda hard to explain :/

And yes ive patched the xp pc with the LLTD patch

A:Vista - Xp Adhoc Problem.

Hi, xxcarpathia, and welcome to the forums.

You've done a great job explaining a very perplexing problem. I have to ask one very particular question though - does the gradual loss of connectivity occur regardless of whether a person is *actually using* the laptop?

I suspect is has to do with the laptop wireless connection being set in device manager to be allowed to turn off to save power by Windows - and thus, even if you are using it externally through the ad-hoc the laptop itself is not being used, and thus shuts the wireless off....

If that is not the case, then it cold be a faulty wireless NIC - you might test your laptop via wireless only and see if it actively loses connectivity *while* you are using it, with out the ad-hoc in place.

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Ok no problem in the wireless connection between the two wireless cards.
Both are having the IP Addresses: and respectively.
D.Gateway: Which is the ADSL modem interface IP.
Disabled any encryptiion (thats why the cards do establish a conn. very fast and without entering a key)
Disabled any windows firewalls.

But still can not ping the other wireless nic.

I can not find it out. Many of the guys experiencing the same tihng ended with buying an access point. But I do not want to spend an money for it. Instead I have to solve it.

Any other advises??


A:AdHoc network problem

Even though it appears you're having the same problem, please start a new thread when you have a new issue. It's very difficult to keep two problems straight and who's working on what in a single thread.

I've created a new thread for your issue here.

Note: You will need to post complete details of your configuration and your specific issue in this new thread for us to help you.

Thanks for your cooperation.
With encryption disabled, please do this on each computer.

Start, Run, CMD to open a command prompt:

Type the following command:


Right click in the command window and choose Select All, then hit Enter.
Paste the results in a message here.

If you are on a machine with no network connection, use a floppy, USB disk, or a CD-RW disk to transfer a text file with the information to allow pasting it here.

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Laptop 1 is Dell PIII with Win2K SP3 and a Linksys USB adapter. Static address I have, in the past, used this config (using dhcp) to connect to a WiFi spot for internet access.

Laptop 2 is a CompaqAthlon 64 with XP home SP1 and builtin broadcom adapter. Static address I have, in the past, used this config (using dhcp) to connect to an airport WiFi spot.

I am only concerned (now) with peer to peer resource sharing, not internet access, so I have configured static addresses. For grins, IPX is also loaded, but it makes no difference whether it is there or not.

Sygate firewalls are turned off. Signal strength is 100% (they are next to each other on the same table). WEP passphrase is identical.

Under View Workgroup Computers, only one laptop appears (itself) - on each box. Workgroups are identical and login ids are current and identical. I have connected these two by wire previously.

There is an element of wireless awareness. If I use the button switch to turn off wireless (hardware) on one box, the other laptop's status switches to 'cable unplugged'. Power back up, and it shows enabled. The intriguing part is that the General tab of the taskbar connection icon on BOTH boxes for the network connection show packets being sent, but none being received. Connection has been up for over 12 hours. Also, a ping from one box to the other always fails on a time out.

Any ideas will be appreciated.

A:Wireless AdHoc Not Working

Turn off WEP and get them working with no encryption first.

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hi. i have set up an ad hoc network between two laptops (vista and xp) which seems to be working fine but i just can't seem to share the internet connection between the two. any help would be greatly appreciated.

A:ics not working on adhoc network

Please show for both PCs ...

Start, Run, CMD, OK to open a command prompt:
(For Vista type CMD in the Search box after Start)

Type the following command:


[Note that there is no space between the slash and ALL.]

Right click in the command window and choose Select All, then hit Enter.
Paste the results in a message here.

If necessary use a text file and removable media to copy the results to a computer with internet access.

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My friend and I used to both have Vista. We created an Adhoc Home Network to share files with eachother. I upgraded to Windows 7, but he doesn't want to. Is there a way I can connect to the network so that we can continue sharing files?

A:Adhoc network on Windows 7?

Hi the basics are here http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/w...ur-life-easier

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Hello my name is David. Hi David. (makes me feel special)

Anyways, I'm running Vista Ultimate 32bit. I have a linksys wireless G pci card that I use to create a Adhoc (pc to pc) network from my desktop and my laptop, for playing online and networked games. This process of connection has worked for several months now, Until today when I went to create the Adhoc network it would not show the "Allow Internet Connection Shareing" button at the end of the creation of the network. now I have tryed everything I know of I have tried restarting, disabling and re-enableing the network card, and a varation of other attempts someone plzz help./

A:Adhoc network problem

Please post this for each of the machines.

Hold the Windows key and press R, then type CMD to open a command prompt:

In the command prompt window that opens, type type the following commands, one at a time, followed by the Enter key:

Note that there is a space before the -n or the /ALL, but there is NOT a space after the - or / in the following commands.



Right click in the command window and choose Select All, then hit Enter to copy the contents to the clipboard.
Paste the results in a message here.

If you are on a machine with no network connection, use a floppy, USB disk, or a CD-RW disk to transfer a text file with the information to allow pasting it here.

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I just installed a wireless network card and am trying to connect to an adhoc network on another desktop that has a usb network adapter. I have previously connected to that same desktop and network using my laptop, but my desktop will not connect to it. It tries to connect for about a full minute, then it indicates that it is not connected. However, in the description lower in that window, it says "You are currently connected to this network." Any attempt to use the internet, however, fails, so it isn't really connected. Also, on the taskbar at the bottom, it shows the network as disconnected (red "x").


A:Can't connect to adhoc network

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Hello, this is my first post. I actually upgraded my Laptop from Windows 7 from WinXP SP3 and i wanna try using adhoc in winXP but i suddenly changed OS. Anyone can help me or give me simple steps on setting up an Adhoc Pc-to-Pc connection using wifi?

Thanks in advance,

A:Adhoc Sharing on Win7

make a visit to this thread,

Connectify - Internet Sharing Made Easy

hope this helps

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I have two laptops. One is running seven ultimate 32bit the other premium 64bit.
The 32bit is connected to the internet per network cable to the router. The router is not wireless.

the 64bit laptop is connected per adhoc to the 32bit ultimate laptop and goes by ICS into the internet. That works fine.

My problem is that I have to manually connect to the adhoc on both laptops and on the 64bit laptop I have to enter the wpa key every time I connect.

Is it possible to connect automatically without having to enter the wpa key everytime?

If it isn't possible do so in Windows, maybe there is a 3rd party software for this somebody could recommend. Free software prefered


A:Adhoc - How to connect automatically?

In your wireless connection icon bottom right, right-click on your connection, Properties, Connection tab, there should be an option for you to connect automatically. I assume you've done this and it's stiall asking for security key?

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how lads can i share broadband with an o2 3g dongle usb in windows 7 with xp wirelessly.Forget crossover cables =no,forget ics=no, only ad hoc .PLEASE IF YE CAN, DIAGRAMS ABOUT THE CONFIGURATION ON THE LAN ADAPTORS AND DONGLE=THIS IS VERY TRICKY ,EXPERTS SAY IT CAN NOT BE DONE .We in cork ireland say legally everything is possible

A:windows 7 and xp o2 dongle adhoc network

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I have wirelessly networked two computers via AdHoc, however they do not recieve many packets just send them... eg.

PC1 Packets: Sent 1000 Recieved 1 (or zero)

PC2 Packets: Sent 200 Recieved 3 or 4 (somthing like that)

The first PC (host) has a Gigabyte WPKG wireless pci lan card and has a broadband conection, im not sure weather its G or B.

The second PC has a Linksys card (cant remember code but its 54MBPS and has no speedboost)

So i can share files the internet or anything for that matter... so any help on this would be appriciated.

P.S= The host has F-Secure 2005 (with the wirless card as the trusted adapter)

Thanks Lads/Lasses


A:F-Secure and AdHoc networks, :( they dont go together to well...

Uninstall F-Secure temporarily to see if it is the culprit..

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Hi Mods,

I am having a problem with regards to my toshiba laptop with windows vista installed.. whenever i try to connect it to my acer laptop using adhoc network.. it recognizes the connection but only has "Access: Local Only" as .. but if i use the the acer laptop with windows xp to connect to the toshiba laptop.. it works perfectly..

so basically the connection of my network goes like this..

modem is connected to my acer laptop. and i'm using an adhoc network for my toshiba laptop to connect to the network..

here's the tcp/ip v4 settings of the acer laptop with windows xp.

IP Address:
Subnet Mask:

and here's the tcp/ip v4 settings of the toshiba laptop with windows vista.

IP Address:
Subnet Mask:
Default Gateway:

Preferred DNS Server:

oh yeah. as i was writing this post.. the connection of the toshiba laptop became "Limited Connectivity".

hope you guys can help me.

here's the ipconfig of the acer laptop.

Microsoft Windows XP [Version 5.1.2600]
(C) Copyright 1985-2001 Microsoft Corp.

C:\Documents and Settings\Hatsumori>ipconfig /all

Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : siderophobic
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Unknown
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : Yes
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No

Ethernet adapter Wireless Network Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix ... Read more

A:Solved: Problem with ADHOC network.

On siderophobic disable ICS, make sure the wireless connection is dynamic ('obtain IP auto'), and then re-enable ICS. Show another ipconfig /all if this doesn't get ICS working.

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i have a cable connection connected to my laptop and i used the adhoc networking to connect to my iphone.
i have turned off the firewall and turned on internet sharing .
And the wifi in my iphone shows connected as well.
it also shows
subnet mask
search domains

bUT still i cant connect to the internet..
what do i do ?

A:Not connected to the internet with adhoc sharing

do I read you to say the connections are like



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A friend has a PC running Vista Home Premium, and is connected to the internet via a 3G modem, which appears in Vista as a dial-up connection.

She wanted her sister to be able to use her laptop when visiting, so I installed a USB wireless adaptor and created an Adhoc wireless network turning on ICS.

It worked perfectly UNTIL I re-booted the PC.. then although the laptop 'sees' the Adhoc network it cannot connect - it doesn't get to 'acquiring network address" .

If I create a new adhoc network, all is well again with the new one, until re-boot.

Any ideas please?

A:Creating Adhoc Network in Vista

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I have a laptop I am trying to configue with a HP printer with a wireless card in it. I get everything working fine but when I reboot the laptop I always have to do a manual connection to the adhoc network "hpsetup". The problem I have this computer is going to be used by a disabled person who can not go thru the different screens to get to network connect.. any suggestions??

A:adhoc wireless - How to auto connect??

try checking on the WLAN settings, make sure that the startup type is set to automatic

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There's no option to create adhoc in Windows 8.1 so I tried creating it from command line. I typed "netsh wlan set hostednetwork mode=allow ssid=mynetwork" and hit Enter. And immediately it caused a bluescreen "IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL". When I restarted my laptop there was no new adhoc connection. My Wlan card does support adhoc because I used them when I had Windows 7. Also when I typed that command in CMD, a new adapter appeared in Device manager "Microsoft Hosted network Virtual Adapter" with a yellow exclamation mark just before the BSOD. I have also updated my wlan drivers but it didn't solve anything. Please help me with it. Thanx

Here's my Minidump files: Minidump.zip

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Hi all, noobie to the forums here.

I am trying to share wifi connection between two computers. One claims to be connected to the other but it can't cconnect to the internet. Here's what I have done:

Windows Vista Home Basic Laptop - the host
- currently connected to the internet via wifi
- created an ad hoc network
- I now have two public networks. One connects to the internet and the other is my adhoc network. Both say 'Access: Local Only', though I am connected to the internet.
- All file sharing and network discovery is switched on
All seems ok this end.

Windows XP Pro
- instantly saw the new ad hoc network connection (5 bars connection strength) and has successfully connected to my ad hoc network, but when I open a browser it can't connect to any website
- tried assigning static IP address to this computer but no different

What solutions should I be looking at? What other information should I be offering to help find a solution?

Any help gratefully received to help keep SWMBO off my back!

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I'm running 8DP, and EVERYTHING works fine, except the fact that i'm missing two drivers and i can't manage to connect to anything wirelessly...

Any help?

A:Not able to connect to an adhoc without limited connectivity?

Ok now that we know your issues, how about telling us what you have done to try to resolve your issue?

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I am trying to set up my Brother MFC-J470DW printer with my Dell Inspiron 1530 laptop..Can someone give me instructions,PLEASE. THANKS IN ADVANCE!! Oh, we are in a motorhome and I use a Verizon hotspot for internet connection. Will I need to use a router, but won't have internet through it...

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i have tried transfering files through windows easy transfer but after transferring files it screws up my desktop like changing desktop backgroud, themes, setting and many more

what other alternative software should i use to transfer files

ONLY ADHOC not through connecting internet

A:how to transfer files using (adhoc) ethernet cable between 2 pc

nfsworldpinoy, you could try using a 8 or 16gig usb device that are now getting pretty cheap.

Seems to work fine..


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I previously bought a used laptop running Win 7 Ultimate which I am the administrator and for ages I have wondered why I am always unable to connect to adhoc wireless networks, connecting to wireless access points have no issue though.

Connecting to adhoc networks always gives me the 'your network administrator has blocked you from connecting to this network' message. I recently found out, as below there seems to be a group policy set in place?

Can anyone show me how I can disable this policy please, without having to reinstall windows 7 again as that would really be too much effort for me

Many thanks in advance!

C:\Users\admin>netsh wlan show filter

Allow list on the system (group policy)
SSID: "WL", Type: Infrastructure

Allow list on the system (user)

Block list on the system (group policy)
SSID: "", Type: Adhoc

Block list on the system (user)

I have tried using 'netsh wlan del filter permission=denyall networktype=adhoc' but that doesn't seem to solve the issue as it seems to be a group policy thing.

Does anyone know how I can get rid of the issue? Maybe via the registry?


A:Unable to connect to adhoc wireless networks :(


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My laptop connects to my wireless router and also file sharing with my desktop works. I brought my laptop to my girlfriend's house, where we created a wireless ad hoc network on her desktop using a wireless usb network. She tells me this has worked with other laptops. When I try to connect, it indicares "Connecting..." for about 30 seconds, and then that window disappears, but no connection is made. We have tried various option changes to network authentication and encryption to no avail. I have run out of ideas. Any suggestions?

Her desktop is running Vista. My laptop is running XP.

A:Solved: Can't connect to wireless adhoc nettwork

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I setup an adhoc network on desktop running win7 in so that I can use the internet on it for my surface Pro It worked fine for two day after that it connects but shows limited connection(no internet Connection) I have checked all setting the are ok. can anybody help me?

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I've found lots of threads for setting up a wireless network using a Linksys access point, but I'm trying to set up an adhoc network. I can get the desktops talking to each other using the USB network adapters, but I can't get a laptop to see the others with the pc card. The units seem to talk to each other, the lights blink and data is transfering, but the computers don't seem to see each other. I've gotten all of the settings in the configuration utilities to match, when there are similar fields, but not all of the fields are in the two different utilities. I have gotten nowhere with the Linksys tech. Has anyone run into and solved this problem??

A:Adhoc linksys wireless network problem

I am not totally sure how you are setting this up, but here is what I know.

AdHoc is like a crossover cable. It would be used for one computer to another. Which since you have more than one,
I would assume that you do not want.

I have had problems with the encription. Try setting every thing to defaults and change from AdHoc and start from there.

One could possibly monitoring one channel and the other another. Both I believe default to 6. Are you using a WAP??
or another wireless into one of the desktops?

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