Many of you must be aware of the fact that you can connect your laptop to another with the help of the Wi-Fi present on it without any router. This way you will not have to practice the usual method of transferring data to one another laptops using USB storage devices or Ethernet cables and setting up routers for your Laptops.
Inventing the simple, easy and fast methods of transferring data has always been preferred moving further in this direction you can now transfer data’s from one laptop to another using their Wi-Fi. Connecting your laptop to another through Wi-Fi also enables you play multi-player games.
Therefore, read the article below carefully to learn how to connect your laptop to another using Wi-Fi.
What is Involved in Connecting a Laptop to Another Using Wi-Fi?
To connect laptops using Wi-Fi, of course you need two laptops or if you want to connect two desktops to one another then you need two desktops with Wi-Fi compatibility so they are able to get connected to another over Wi-Fi network. The connection process will be carried out by creating an Ad Hoc connection system, which will enable you to connect to another laptop. Now, you would be guessing what is Ad hoc connection, don’t worry just proceed below.
Ad Hoc Connection?
Ad Hoc Connection is a Temporary connection that is created to connect between wireless devices for sharing Files or Playing multiplayer games. After creating an Ad Hoc connection you can easily share an Internet connection or files between people in your Ad Hoc network, this way the people in your network will not need to set up their own Internet Connection. By, now you must have understood that there should be a Wireless adapter present in your laptop avail this benefit.
Method to Setup Ad Hoc Connection:
Step 1: First, click on “Start” and then go to “Network and Sharing Center”.
Step 2: Now, click on “Set up a connection or network” that is present on the left pane.
Step 3: Next, click on “Set up a wireless ad hoc (computer-to-computer) network” and then click “Next”.
Step 4: Now, you will see an option saying “Give your network a name” then choose security options page. Here you will have to enter the details according to your requirements.
Step 5: Next, click on “Next” and you will see a confirmation Dialog box regarding User Name and Password used for setting up the Ad Hoc network. Then, you can turn ON the internet sharing if you want to do so.
Step 6: Now, if you want to share files over Ad Hoc network then open “Network and Sharing Centre” and see under the “Sharing and Discovery”. Ensure that sharing and network discovery are ON. If it is not so, then click on the arrow beside each one so as to expand the same, then click on the option to turn it ON and then click on apply for the confirmation. If you want to share files by using the Public folder on your PC, even turn ON public folder sharing also.
Step 7: You will glad to know that you can even share your printer with your friends over the Ad Hoc network.
For Multiplayer Gaming:
Step 1: First of all, click on “Start”, then select “Network” and click on “Connect”.
Step 2: Now, if you want to join this connection later, you click on “Save this Network”.
Step 3: On the Select a location for the network page, click “Home” or “Work”. This will automatically turn on network discovery and file sharing.
Step 4: Now, click on “View computers and devices” on the network on the successfully set network settings page.
You can use this connection for connecting your Laptops or Desktops having Wireless compatibility for performing the following tasks:
- For File sharing.
- For sharing internet connection with your friends.
- For playing multi-player Games with your friends.
- For sharing your printer over the Wireless Network.
Hope we were successful in explaining you how you can use Ad Hoc connection for sharing data and use it for other useful tasks. Let us know if there is anything which worries you, we are always present here.
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