Ad-Hoc networking stuff for Win8.x (Share your WiFi connection)

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  1. murphy78

    murphy78 MDL DISM Enthusiast

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    #1 murphy78, Sep 6, 2013
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  2. roke

    roke MDL Novice

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    After setting up my connection i made two batch files, one to stop "netsh wlan stop hostednetwork", and one to start "netsh wlan start hostednetwork" with admin rights. Is this the ideal way?
     
  3. murphy78

    murphy78 MDL DISM Enthusiast

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    You only need to start it once to create the network connection thing in windows.
    If you remove the connection, you need to troubleshoot your main Internet Connection it to re-enable DHCP
     
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    #4 bootstap, Sep 7, 2013
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    hi murphy,

    thank u for ur tutorial.
    i only want to note that even if the hosted network is not supported (old adapters) it's possible via some tricks to configure an ad-hoc network (works on Win7, win8 and Win 8.1).
    thank u once more.
     
  5. balajih

    balajih MDL Novice

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    Hi Murphy,
    I have broadband connection and don't have wifi modem.Can I use this method to share the internet with my mobile(wifi)??
    Thanks.
     
  6. Garbellano

    Garbellano MDL Addicted

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    #6 Garbellano, Nov 14, 2013
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    yes. But you need something to connect your computer with wifi
     
  7. balajih

    balajih MDL Novice

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    I tried it. I'm dual booting 7 and 8.1. Doesn't work in 8.1.Thought its working in 7.
    Anyone from 8.1?
     
  8. testplayer

    testplayer MDL Novice

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    If I have more than one wifi adapters (say, 2 internal PCEe mini cards or one mini card + one use wifi adpater), how can I specify which adapter to use to create a hostednetwork? Looks like the netsh command will only use the "first" adapter.
     
  9. murphy78

    murphy78 MDL DISM Enthusiast

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    Well... you could try your luck with the custom ad-hoc wifi networking programs and see if any of them support more than one wifi broadcast card.
     
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  10. testplayer

    testplayer MDL Novice

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    It looks like all the 3rd party GUI programs are using netsh command to start a hostednetwork, so if there is no option to specify an adapter to use in netsh command, it will not be possible in those GUI software either.