Windows 10 misses the ability to set ad hoc network feature, in contrast to Windows 7. Anyways Windows 10 has the Internet Connection Sharing or ICS feature that permits your PCs internet connection to connect with the devices, though you cannot share the internet as it does not permit to set up a wireless network connection.
The ad hoc wireless connection switches your PC to a virtual Wi-Fi router, permitting internet connection to other devices, although each with a different IP address. Today in the article on Windows 10 we will show you Create Wireless Ad Hoc Internet Connection on Windows 10 but make sure that your network adapter is updated to the latest version. Let us begin the process.
How to Create Wireless Ad Hoc Internet Connection on Windows 10
- Click the – Start.
- Type – cmd.
- Right-click on – Command prompt.
- Choose – Run as administrator.
- If prompted by User Account Control, click
- An elevated Command Prompt window appears on your screen.
- Type the following command which will scan the virtualization support of your network interface.
netsh wlan show drivers
- Now, here, if you get a No message then you have to update your network adapter.
- And if the Hosted Network gives you a Yes message then it means that you can go ahead as the network interface assisted virtualization.
- Type the below-mentioned command to set up an ad hoc wireless internet connection.
netsh wlan set hostednetwork mode=allow ssid= key=
- Now substitute the markup tags with your desired entries.
- In the place of “network name” provide your desired network name and instead of “pass key” provide your key which should not be less than 8 characters.
- After setting up the hosted network, you need to start it.
- And to do so, type the following command.
netsh wlan start hostednetwork
- Press – Windows logo key.
- Type – control.
- Hit the – Enter.
- Choose – Network and Sharing Center.
- On the left pane of Network and Sharing Center window, click the link Change Adapter Settings.
- This will open up Network Connections.
- Here, for the recently created Wi-Fi connection, you need to turn on the Internet Connection Sharing.
- And to do so right click on the internet connection device which is currently connected to the internet.
- Navigate to the Sharing
- Select the checkbox which asks you to
Allow other network users to connect through this computer’s Internet connection.
- And then use the drop down menu and select the recently created ad hoc
- You can get the IP address of the recently created ad hoc connection by double clicking the TCP/IPv4 Properties under the Networking Tab.
- Now you can connect any of your Wi-Fi able devices with your Windows 10
All is set. View your connected network on Network and Sharing Center Window.