Windows 2003 Tips and Tricks

How to Set Up an Ad Hoc Network on Windows Platforms by Kelly Lynn

Anyone who has ever had a frustrating time finding an Internet connection has probably come across the option to create an ad hoc network. What does this mean? Ad hoc networks create a temporary wireless connection between computers or devices so that files or Internet connection can be shared. They are an excellent option when a router and established wireless network are unavailable. If your normal wireless network is experiencing problems, creating a temporary ad hoc network is a good solution until your regular connection is restored.  It is also possible to connect the computers without an external wireless connection. This option would be used to share files between the machines. 1. From the Start menu, select “Connect to” and then “Set up a connection or network.” You can also … Continue reading