Windows 7: How to Create an Ad Hoc Network

There are times when I want to create an ad hoc network to share files or a network connection. Here are the steps to create an ad hoc network in Windows 7.

  1. Click on Start (Windows icon) and type wireless. Click on Manage wireless networks.
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  2. Click on Add to add a network.
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  3. Click on Create an ad hoc network.
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  4. Click on Next.
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  5. Enter a name for your network and configure the security options. Click on Next when you are done.
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[Update: 3/21/2009] If you are interested in setting up an ad hoc network with encryption, please see this post.

[Update: 8/17/2010] Please see my latest post about setting an ad hoc network to share an internet connection.

89 thoughts on “Windows 7: How to Create an Ad Hoc Network

    1. zie

      it only accepts binary numbers as a password. which means you can only create password with the number 0 and 1 combinations only. ex. 100010001000 or 101010101010

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  1. yameen

    create ad hock at open donot choose shared or wep encrypt disable you can acces net without pasword only and any mobile or pc can be connected thankyou

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