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How To Setup Ad Hoc Network Windows 10?

Windows 8 doesn’t support Ad hoc Wi-Fi network. Hence, you can set up an Ad hoc network on a Windows 10 computer. If you want to setup Ad Hoc network Windows 10 computer, proceed with the steps that are given below for manual setup.

setup Ad Hoc network Windows 10


  • Go to the Start menu and open the Run dialog box.
  • Type CMD in the search section and click on the OK button.
  • When the Command Prompt window appears, type netsh wlan show networks and hit the Enter key.
  • You can find your network name in the results that appear.
  • Now, go to Network and Sharing Center from the Start menu.
  • Select the Set up a new connection or network option and setup Ad Hoc network Windows 10.
  • Double-click on the ‘Manually connect to a wireless network’ option.
  • Type the SSID of the Adhoc network, as shown in the Command Prompt window while entering netsh wlan show networks. 
  • Locate the network name in the Network name field.
  • Now, set the Security settings as required.
  • Make sure to uncheck ‘Start this connection automatically’ option. Then, click on the Next button.

  • Now, close the window and open the Command Prompt window.
  • Enter the following command by replacing the < ssid> section with your network name.
  • netsh wlan set profileparameter < ssid> connectiontype=ibss connectionmode=manual
  • Once you have set up your network, enter the command: netsh wlan connect < ssid>. Replace < ssid> with your network name when you want to connect to the network.
  • Keep your mouse pointer on the Wi-Fi icon in the system tray to view the network name.
  • Now, you have successfully set up the Ad hoc network on your Windows 10 computer.
  • If you want to connect to disconnect the network, run netsh wlan disconnect in Command Prompt to disconnect and connect to a different network.
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