This tutorial will teach you how to connect 2 computers in a network without having a WIFI — ADSL box router for example. The machines will be able to communicate with each other for the purposes of document sharing in particular.
From start Menu, search the Network and Sharing Centre then open this module.
In the window that appears, click on Configure a new connection or network.
A login creation wizard will now guide you step by step.
Select the last choice from the list: Configure an ad hoc wireless network (computer to computer).
Make Next to keep going.
An information screen then tells you what an ad hoc network consists of. Remember that the 2 PCs should not be more than 10 meters away and that this is a temporary mode.
Make Next again.
We will now assign a name to the network and choose the security options:
- Network name : enter the name of the network. It will then be detected as such via WIFI;
- Type of security : choose to WPA2 — Personnel which offers the best level of protection. Remember that everyone will see this new network and will therefore be accessible in a close environment: we therefore need to secure it;
- Security key : enter a password that will then be encrypted according to the previously chosen standard. Uncheck Hide the characters to visualise the key when entering;
Check it out Register this network for later reuse then click on Next.
Wait a few seconds. Your ad hoc network is now operational.
It will allow you to:
- Share files;
- Share your Internet connection by clicking on the button Enable Internet connection sharing ;
All you have to do is provide the security key to your neighbor so that they can connect to your machine and benefit from the resources you share.
Creating an ad hoc network is not complicated and will allow you to deal with many situations where the presence of a complete network does not exist.