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Windows 7: Troubles setting up wireless ad hoc network

25 Jul 2012   #1

windows 7 home premium 32bit
 
 
Troubles setting up wireless ad hoc network

I want to set up a Hot spot for my iPad on my wired internet at work. I have followed all of the steps to set up my ad hoc network but when i hit "NEXT" to actually set up the network it simply says "WINDOWS CANNOT SET UP "network name" ....Am i missing something?


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30 Jul 2012   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 
Possible Group Policy Issue

Hi,

Depending on how the Network Administrator has setup connectivity in the office, you might be subject to group policy restrictions to access the internet/network.

You might have to send in a request to your IT department to either allow the MAC address of your device recognized on the router/server or to allow this device to be recognized via group policy.

I hope this helps!
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30 Jul 2012   #3

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by InvyDaveDMc View Post
I want to set up a Hot spot for my iPad on my wired internet at work. I have followed all of the steps to set up my ad hoc network but when i hit "NEXT" to actually set up the network it simply says "WINDOWS CANNOT SET UP "network name" ....Am i missing something?
You do realize that you need a wireless adaptor on your machine in order to share your wired connection?

Once you have that you can go with either a virtual router.
Virtual Router - Wifi Hot Spot for Windows 7 / 2008 R2

Or you can set it up manually using the command prompt.
Windows 7 Tip of the Week: Use Wireless Hosted Networking to Share An Internet Connection Wirelessly

Or you can use the connectify software for the shared wireless connection.
Your Hotspot, Your Way - Connectify
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