Creating Ad-hoc Wireless connection(Wi-Fi Hotspot) in Windows 8

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  1. NABAKUMAR

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    #1 NABAKUMAR, May 24, 2013
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  3. pirategeek

    pirategeek MDL Novice

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    I ain't no expert, but here you go.: hxxp://virtualwifihotspot.codeplex.com. It has got windows 8 capability :D
    I've low post count. so, no links.I will pm you the download link. append
     
  4. NABAKUMAR

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  5. FaiKee

    FaiKee Misinformation spreader

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    I have first used connectify but annoyed to have it stoped every few hours, then tried every other apps I could google, and also the cmd to activate the win8 build in wlan......

    Although I am still annoyed with the connectify, now I have it in my XP, win7, win8, 9385. LOL :p
     
  6. anarchist9027

    anarchist9027 MDL Expert

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    Hopefully they add Ad-Hoc back into Windows 8.1 because Intel My Wifi is that s**t.
     
  7. david_xross_2

    david_xross_2 MDL Senior Member

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    Thanks OP for pointing this..I am also in the process of looking out for a software to create Ad-hoc wireless access point and not a Virtual Wi-Fi (Hosted Network)..Most of the software mentioned in this thread leverage the current capability in Windows 8 to create a Hosted Network, but this requires your wireless device to support Hosted Network, As far as I know, Only Connectify Hotspot (as much as I despise it for service stopping errors :mad:) offers the ability to create Ad-hoc Networks and Virtual Wi-Fi (Hosted Network) Networks seperately..If someone else has information on any alternative to Connectify..That would be great :hug2:.

    P.S. Personally I stay away from the Virtual Wi-Fi (Hosted Networks) on my Intel Wireless Adapter, as previous attempts have resulted in numerous BSODs and massive system instability (most probably a driver issue).

    Cheers :)
     
  8. Mkiller

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    #9 Mkiller, Jun 27, 2013
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    Hi, I just came here to tell you that you need to share the Ethernet connection to the WiFi Adapter
    Just right click on the connection which have the internet and Properties > Then Sharing tab from the top, and the Mark on Allow other network user... etc. then choose WiFi then Ok.
    i.imgur.com/J3rcSZe.png

    And then the Virtual Router plus will start successfully.
     

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  9. Garbellano

    Garbellano MDL Addicted

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    No idea how to do this on 8.1... I mean, there is not GUI I found
     
  10. Ankit Tulsian

    Ankit Tulsian MDL Junior Member

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    +1.If some one finds it please post here.
     
  11. eakstickpiya

    eakstickpiya MDL Novice

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    you can use adHoc8 to create adhoc wireless connection in windows 8 or 8.1

    download "adhoc8" from codeplex it and use it. it is a very simple tool too.
     
  12. eakstickpiya

    eakstickpiya MDL Novice

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    download adhoc8 from codeplex. if u also want to know how to share internet over this adhc connection, tell me.
     
  13. Garbellano

    Garbellano MDL Addicted

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    should be build-in in 8.1... Using 3rd party is not an option. Obviously 8.1 preview is not complete, again.
     
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    From Harfeg of tomshardware.