Apart from Start Orb and classic Start Menu, what most Windows 7 users, who decided to take Windows 8 for a spin, miss in Windows 8 is ability to create ad-hoc network. If you’re a power users, you might’ve noticed that Windows 8 doesn’t include an option to create and setup ad hoc network connection to share files and internet with Wi-Fi enabled computers and devices. Windows 7 ad hoc connection
feature does nothing except creating a shared connection with separate IP address to register the device on the virtual network. This allows users to use router’s default or specified DNS server address to easily connect to internet. Even though Windows 8 comes with ICS (Internet Connection Sharing) feature to allow devices to connect to yours PC internet connection, it doesn’t allow creating a wireless network connection to share the internet. In this post, we will look at some tools that let you easily create and manage ad-hoc connections in Windows 8. Read More
We all know, Android by default is not too fond of Ad Hoc networks and while there are a few custom ROMs out there that do support Ad Hoc, there are modified WPA Supllicant files available for various devices that users have been able to use by replacing the existing ones in the devices /system partition, thus enabling Ad Hoc connectivity. The latest Ice Cream Sandwich OS however is being hacked at day and night by developers but Ad Hoc remains elusive. However, there is some good news for users of the Notion Ink Adam Tablets running the ICS build by mrdeadlock, as Ad Hoc connectivity has been enabled thanks to Tablet ROMs forum member jl7854. Read More
Windows 7 provides an easiest way to establish a network connection for mutual file and folders sharing. If you have been using Microsoft OS platform and are acquaint with the procedure of sharing files and folders on previous Microsoft operating systems, then it would be very easy for you to share files and folders in Windows 7. For novices it would still be a challenge to pull off. In this post we will guiding you through the step-by-step procedure of establishing network connection with others PCs, which eventually lets you share files and folders instantly.
Last year we explained how you can create your own wireless ad hoc connection in Windows Vista, the same steps are applicable in Windows 7 as well. Last month we covered a tool called Connectify which help turn your Windows 7 into a virtual WiFi HotSpot. Using Connectify was much more secure, faster, and easier than to simply create an Ad-Hoc Connection. Read More