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Windows 7: Ad Hoc

30 Aug 2010   #1

se7en
 
 
Ad Hoc

Computer to computer. I am trrying to make an adhoc wireless connection between a dekstop and a laptop. Xp on dekstop, and I am wanting to use the desktop to create the connection. I made a connection and it is encryupted. I connected the laptop to the Network but how do u share files?

I wouldnt mind sstarting from scratch as in make the Ad hoc connection, or add a new connection . ty


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31 Aug 2010   #2

se7en
 
 

I forgot to mention that I wouldnt want to use ICS, Just a wireless adhoc connection where I can share files between the two. Ive tried google but ive only found tutorials on how to Make the connection for both OS but not on how to make a connection between XP and 7 and how to share between the two. Is it possible? Pls help
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31 Aug 2010   #3

se7en
 
 

XP Desktop(host) Windows 7(Client)
It would also be nice if there was a tutorial where they explain how you can play multiplayer computer games using only ad hoc. There is no router ivolved just two wireless connection, laptop has built in wireless adapter and the dekstop has usb ireless adapter. TY, hopefully this clears it up, oh and i'm not interested in using ICS.
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31 Aug 2010   #4

Win 7 Ultimate x64 desktop, Win 8.1.1 x64 laptop, Win 7 Home x64 netbook, Win 8.1.1 x64 tablet
 
 

Here's a link showing how to setup your Win 7 system as an adhoc hotspot: Turn Your Windows 7 PC Into a Wireless Hotspot
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31 Aug 2010   #5

se7en
 
 

TY, I've made a connection and was able to connect to the host which is the desktop using XP, I connected to the dekstop with a laptop running windows 7 . I was able to play a multiplayer game via LAN....but when I try to find the Desktop(host) under the networks category on the latop It doesnt show up.

*Neither computer has Internet so ICS isnt wat im looking for....I want to share files between both computers...This tutorial was for sharing internet...TY Though,,once i get internet back on desktop ill use that tutorial so ill add it to favorites. TY
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01 Sep 2010   #6

Windows 7 Enterprise 64bit
 
 

Well, if you set the sharing permissions for each folder you want to share you should be able to access the share using \\computername\sharename

Right-click the folder or drive and set the permissions to everyone with Full Control.

If you give permissions to the drive then you can access the whole drive using
\\computername\driveletter$

You can also use the IP address instead of the computer name. I have Windows 2000, Windows XP and Windows 7 computers all talking without issue.

Nick
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01 Sep 2010   #7

se7en
 
 

Cool ty, would u happen to have a tutorial on how to do this?
I've been tryinf and trying with no luck. ty.
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01 Sep 2010   #8

se7en
 
 

This is the tutorial i've been trying to follow. When I right click and go to share to it only has a Nobody option and homegroup(read), and homegroup(read and write) then specific people. Windows XP doesnt have a homegroup option does it? I can only join it to a workgroup. or am i wrong..
What could I be doing wrong? ty
Networking home computers running different versions of Windows

I forgot to mention that when I connect to the ad hoc network provied by the XP(desktop)(host),i go to the laptop and I cant change the type of connection,,,,, it's set to public, but when I use linksys(wifi/internet) I am able to change the type of connection to home, public or work.
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01 Sep 2010   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

HEre you go: File Sharing - Between XP and W7 (and vice versa) There are two tutorials, but they compliment each other, the first one goes into depth about the XP options and the 2nd one (my one) is more about setting up Windows 7.
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01 Sep 2010   #10

se7en
 
 

ty sir!
ill be sure to come back here and report if it worked or not, thnx a dillion
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