Ad hoc is an adjective for things created on the spot, created, or done for a particular purpose. Often, ad hoc analysis is done to an event, such as a sudden dip in production or customer loss.
What is an ad hoc wireless network?
Ad Hoc Network Wireless is an infrastructure-less network that is often used to solve data issues that we face from time to time.
What is a wireless ad hoc network? Ad hoc is a wireless network that helps us transfer data from one device to another without cables or infrastructure. For example, communicating with a computer does not need any router or a base station.
Suppose you have to share data files with your device to another computer. Then you can easily communicate with the help of the Adhoc network. And if you have to share files with multiple computers or devices at a time, you can easily set up a multi-hop and Hoc network, which can help you transfer files to multiple nodes.
Adhoc is a temporary wireless network that can help you transfer files and Data quickly through Wi-Fi and the internet. But if you will use it for a long time, it will be called (LAN) Local area.
Characteristics of ad hoc wireless networks
- 1.No Wireless Required: As the Hoc network does not need any infrastructure. Therefore, there are no cables required; we can use them efficiently.
- 2. It needs no internet connection necessarily: You can transfer files with each other whenever you want without the internet.
- 3. You can share the internet for hours with the help of HOC. You can easily share your important documents with your dear ones.
- 4. It’s effortless to use: You can use it very easily without any worries.
How to configure the Ad Hoc network in Windows 10?
To set up a wireless ad hoc network on Windows 10, you need to do the following steps:
- Right-click on the start button.
- Choose the Command Prompt (Admin).
- Type the following command “netsh WLAN show drivers.”
- 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.
- The place of “network name” provides your desired network name, and instead of “passkey,” 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 “netshwlanstarthostednetwork.”
- Now open Windows 10 Control Panel.
- Choose Network and Sharing Center.
- On the left pane of the Network and Sharing Center window, click the link Change Adapter Settings.
- This will open up Network Connections.
- Here, or the recently created Wi-Fi connection, you need to turn on the Internet Connection Sharing.
- 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.
- Use the drop-down menu. Select the recently created ad hoc
- 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
See how to configure Ad Hoc network in Windows 10 in the video below: