June 17th, 2014
September 4, 2019
The network of the wifi in Ad-hoc mode also called the peer-to-peer model. It is used to communicate directly without any router, between two or more devices. Ad-hoc network is useful for there, where wired connections can’t be installed easily. If there is not available any access points or routers within range, then the device does not need a central server for file sharing, printing, etc. alternatively, user can access each other’s resources directly through simple peer-to-peer wireless connections.
In this blog, we will know how to set up a wireless network in the Ad-hoc mode in detail as well as why it is necessary to create an Ad-hoc network, follow to the end.
Wireless Ad-Hoc network refers to a decentralized system on which wireless network is based. The Ad-Hoc network framework is based on the standards of the IEEE 802.11 network. The reason for setting Ad-Hoc mode into the wireless network is, Ad-Hoc mode doesn’t depend on previous networks, access points or routers. In an Ad-Hoc network, all the stations or devices are free to connect with any other device within the network range. Setting up a wireless network with Ad-Hoc mode enables the Ad-Hoc network to set up a decentralized network. Decentralization of network system increases its scalability where a node doesn’t rely on other nodes. Ad-Hoc networks are easily deployable and require minimal configuration. All these reasons make wireless Ad-Hoc network more adaptable.
Generally, user can use a wireless router to get around in any of the above situations, but it has the limited connectivity between the devices you want to connect.
To set up an Ad-hoc network on Windows 7, follow the steps below:
In Windows 8 and 10, it is quite tough to make an Ad-hoc network when you compare the methods to earlier windows OS. If there is need to be set up Ad-hoc network manually then open the command prompt and enter the following command:
netsh wlan set hostednetwork mode=allow ssid=network name key=password
Replace the italicized words with your own network name and password for the wireless network.
Start the hosted network:
netsh wlan start hostednetwork
To set up an Ad-hoc network on macOS, follow the steps below:
Managing network involves difficulties when the connection between the communicating devices is lost. Optimal gateway is required for connecting wired LAN to the internet.
Devices in wireless Ad-Hoc network do not require any permission from the base network to communicate with other devices. It is a cost-effective network as no access points are required to set up.
There are different processes in different Operating systems to set up a wireless network in the Ad-hoc mode. It is quite tough in Windows 8 and 10 compare to Windows 7 and its similar versions. Try the above methods according to your need and Operating System.