Creating an Ad-hoc network - Windows 7

I'm really sory for not posting daily, last week was a hell for me. I was really busy and i didn't had time for anything.
Today i'm making a mini guide to create an Ad-hoc network to share internet from one pc to another without the need of nothing more than a wireless adapter.

Asuming that you have already installed the drivers the first step is crating a new network on the pc that has internet.

Control Panel\Network and Internet\Network and Sharing Center

Click on:
'Set up a new connection or network'.

A new windows will pop-up. Choose:
'Set up a wireless ad hoc (computer-to-computer) network.'

Here you should choose one of the 3 options. I'm going to chose an open network (there's no need for any security since this is only an example and i'm not going to use this network. You should asign WEP/WPA2).

So we created the network, but it' is not displayed in Control Panel\Network and Internet\Network and Sharing Center.

Why? Well since this is a computer-to-computer network you'll need that someone else (other computer) connects to the network. Lets do it. 

Go to the computer that does NOT have internet access. 
Control Panel\Network and Internet\Network and Sharing Center > Connect to a Network. 
I named the network Guide-Blog.

Windows XP GUI

This is how it looks like in W7

Ok we've created the network and both pcs are connected to it. What's next?

On the pc that already has internet.
Control Panel\Network and Internet\Network and Sharing Center 

Click on : 
Wireless Network Connection->Properties->Sharing (the network that provides internet to that pc)

Check the box: 
'Allow users to connect through this computer's internet connection.'

Click 'Ok' and the without exiting the other windows click on 'Details'.

Write down the DNS Server adress.

Now same thing but, with the other network. (Guide-Blog).

Wireless Network Connection->Properties->Internet Protocol V4->Properties.

It should look something like that. Remember the IP Adress: 192.168.x.y 
Where 'x' is a value between 1-255.
Where 'y' is a value between 2-254.(1 is reserved for the network adress, and 255 it's the broadcast adress).

Ok it's all done with this pc, lets go to the other one.

Same thing: 
Wireless Network Connection->Properties->Internet Protocol V4->Properties.

>IP Adress: It should be the same that the other computer's adress but the 'y' value must not be the same!. 
>Default Gateway: The other computer's IP adress. 
>DNS Server: Do you remember the adress that you write down before? Goes in here!.

If you have any question, i'll be more than happy to help you!

27 comentarios:

  Reply To This Comment Byakuya

August 3, 2011 at 8:10 PM

Ah, this is really useful. I've actually had a little trouble with this in the past.

Thanks for the guide, followed.

  Reply To This Comment Publius

August 3, 2011 at 8:22 PM

Great info! Keep up the great blog! Follow +1

  Reply To This Comment GMSoccerPicks

August 3, 2011 at 8:22 PM

Simple yet useful for those that dont know :)

  Reply To This Comment HK

August 3, 2011 at 10:43 PM

Good stuff for windows 7 users! Im on winxp still haha outdated x_x

  Reply To This Comment Anonymous

August 3, 2011 at 11:46 PM

Very useful.
I'm a computer illiterate. :S

  Reply To This Comment T Papar

August 4, 2011 at 2:06 AM

good info :)
i use an ad hoc between my laptop and smartphone when i need to tether 3g.

  Reply To This Comment Diego Sousa

August 4, 2011 at 6:42 AM

THANK YOU bro! i was searching for this kind of info!

  Reply To This Comment Dieguii

August 4, 2011 at 8:38 AM

As always, useful info in your post :P Great one =D

  Reply To This Comment Kira

August 4, 2011 at 9:22 AM

Sweet, this is really helpful, thanks man.

  Reply To This Comment Sub-Radar-Mike

August 4, 2011 at 11:07 AM

Thanks for the write up, i use windows 7 at my work so this will help a great deal.

  Reply To This Comment RileyAndJustinSports

August 4, 2011 at 1:26 PM

Although I don't use w7 on my desktop, I do use it on my computer and I will definitely check back and follow this little guide here. Very useful man, keep it up

  Reply To This Comment MacTuffy

August 4, 2011 at 1:29 PM

this is an awesome guide for the clueless! I use ad-hoc all the time, as I tether internet from my motorola droid. Its not the fastest internet, but its something when theres no wifi for my laptop around!!

  Reply To This Comment Hento the loony repairman :D

August 4, 2011 at 3:41 PM

Ad hocs are awesome to synch files with wireless and home devices, been using one for a while, great guide!

  Reply To This Comment lolmudkipz101

August 4, 2011 at 10:57 PM

I do this already, but great guide nonetheless. It helps a lot with file sharing and such.

  Reply To This Comment GHive

August 5, 2011 at 3:23 PM

This guide is accurate and user friendly, good work!

  Reply To This Comment jope

August 5, 2011 at 6:09 PM

great guide, i've had some problems with file sharing between two computers etc, hopefully this solves it!

  Reply To This Comment Lemur

August 7, 2011 at 4:11 AM

great info

  Reply To This Comment Anonymous

August 7, 2011 at 12:06 PM

Interesting, I love your blog!
Keep up the good work!

  Reply To This Comment Shaw

August 8, 2011 at 9:31 AM

Thanks for the tutorial

  Reply To This Comment |sªMª®µ

August 8, 2011 at 11:30 AM

usefull info sometimes :D

  Reply To This Comment PvtCarlin

August 9, 2011 at 6:47 PM

This is quite interesting.

  Reply To This Comment pv

August 10, 2011 at 10:22 AM

good info man, was looking for something like this

  Reply To This Comment Anonymous

August 14, 2011 at 1:25 PM

Great guide! Keep up the good work.

  Reply To This Comment Ike Spokes

August 15, 2011 at 11:33 AM

Thanks man! That will come handy :)

  Reply To This Comment Ate Jo

August 17, 2011 at 7:19 AM

We were trying this kind of sharing before but failed.. wish we had your post before..

  Reply To This Comment This Guy

August 18, 2011 at 12:23 PM

Very nice detailed instructions!

  Reply To This Comment limburatorul

August 24, 2011 at 4:42 PM

I always walked around this path. I never liked ad-hoc networks. And still don't