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Sunday, 24 November 2013

Creating Ad-Hoc network to play multiplayer games via Wi-Fi in Windows 8

Ad Hoc network is very important to share files and internet with other wifi enabled devices. Ad Hoc connection is very important for Gamers to Host LAN Game Party  titles on LAN such as-Counter Strike, Age Of Empires,StarCraft, Need For Speed,etc
But Windows 8, unlike Windows 7, missing the option of creating Ad-Hoc network.
Here's a simple way of creating a Ad-Hoc network without any external third party software.....



What you have to do is just to follow the following simple steps..

Step 1: Run CMD with administrative privileges; type cmd on Start Screen, right click and select Run as Administrator.



Step 2: Chekc whether your NIC supports vistualization or not. Just run the following command
netsh wlan show drivers



If  it says NO, you will have to update your network adpater’s driver.
Step 3: Now enter the following command
netsh wlan set hostednetwork mode=allow ssid=_____ key=_______
Here enter name of the network you want to keep in place of underscore (____) after ssid and the password after key.. 
see the below image, i have kept MyNetwork as name and 1234567890 as password..


you can see the message stating that you have successfully created..

Step 4:
once hostednetwork has been set to allow, Start the hostednetwork by simply entering the following command
netsh wlan start hostednetwork


Your hosted network is started.

NOTE : ONCE YOU HAVE MADE THE NETWORK, YOU DONT NEED TO PERFORM ALL THE STEPS EVERYTIME YOU WANT TO CREATE A SERVER, NEXT TIME YOU JUST NEED TO PERFORM THE LAST STEP. IE.. "netsh wlan start hostednetwork"
NOw start the Wi-Fi connection of other PC/Laptop, which you want to connect, and you can see the name of the network you made..
connect to it. (Dont worry about the limited access)
Start the game and now you can connect with your friends in games you like..

  • Now if you want to share internet between two or more laptops

    Go to Network and Internet->Network Connections, and open properties dialog of network device(which is connected to internet).Now,open Sharing tab, enable Allow other users to connect through this computer’s Internet Connection and then choose the newly created ad hoc connection from the list.
    and you are done.. you cn connect through wifi as much laptop and can use net in all laptops..



26 comments:

  1. Simpler guide using software here link

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    1. Using software for every purpose is not the solution..
      And such software always invites viruses.. Better perform the simple steps..

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    1. when i give the start command then its says that "The hosted network couldn't be started.
      The group or resource is not in the correct state to perform the requested operation."

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    2. Okay @raman,
      So when you entered the command of showing drivers, what was written in the option of "hosted network supported" yes or no..??

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    3. Make sure your wifi adapter is on.. If it is off hosted network cannot be started..

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  3. After i did the steps, my connection show lan cable adapter and beside it show Local Area Connection* 6. Please help thank you.

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  4. Thanks for writing this article now I will setup this ..........
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  5. the hosted network coun'dt be started
    the message is showing this
    plzzzzz help

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    1. what error u getting..??
      or what message when you type start hosted network..??

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  6. i have successfully created adhoc and joined other computer...... I can also see the network added... but in counter strike i still cant find the server... what can be the reason?

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  7. First of all let me tell you, you have got a great blog .I am interested in looking for more of such topics and would like to have further information. Hope to see the next blog soon.
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  8. Mine said that hosted network is a NO NO. Pleasre help. :(

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  9. I wish I'd known about this like 6 months ago.

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  10. Works in windows 8.1 enterprise. Thanks a lot for sharing information.

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  14. this works also in windows 10? thanks

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  15. this works also in windows 10? thanks

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  17. Hi, when my friend want to connect the connection, it show limited connectivity in her laptop. I had set allowed to share connection in my laptop. and why ad hoc connection only had sent packet and did not have received pakcet.

    Please help me and im beginner in this field.

    Thanks in advance.

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  18. If hostednetwork isn’t supported you can try my “Wifi Direct Access Point” app available in Microsoft Store. It use WiFi Direct to create an Access Point and works with the new driver model of Windows 10 (Wireless Card should support WiFi Direct).

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