26 September 2013

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Connect Two PC With WiFi, Connect Two PC With WiFi Adhoc Networking

If WiFi is used for transmitting & receiving of data from Internet Service Providers (ISP) then it can also be used for sharing between two Laptops or PC. It is easy to setup connection between two WiFi powered computers, you just need to follow steps below. Considering two computers as 'PC-1' & 'PC-2'.



Connect Two PC With WiFi

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Connect Two PC With WiFi Setup for PC-1:

Connect Two PC With WiFi

  • Open 'Properties' of 'My computer'.
    My computer>Properties
  • Click on 'Computer Name' Tab, then click on 'Change' Button. Give it a name, here we are using 'PC-1'.
    My computer>Properties>Computer Name
  • Also change 'Workgroup', provided at the bottom of same dialog box. Give it any name as 'Howtix'.
    My computer>Properties>Computer Name>Workgroup
  • Now, goto 'Network Connections' & open 'Properties' of your 'Wireless Network adapter'
    Network Connections>Wireless Network adapter>Properties
  • Goto 'Wireless Network' Tab & click on 'Advanced' button. Select Computer to Computer (Ad-Hoc) connection option. Now click on add preffered networks & specify details as:
    Network name (SSID) - WiFi
    Network Authentication - Open
    Data Encryption - Disabled
  • Tick this connection if its not already done.
  • Now configure TCP/IP connection settings. Goto 'General' Tab & select 'Internet protocol (TCP/IP) & click properties. Enter following values:
IP Address - 192.168.0.1
Subnet Mask - 255.255.255.0
Default Gateway - 192.168.0.2
  • Click 'OK' & save the changes.
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Connect Two PC With WiFi Setup for PC-2:

Connect Two PC With WiFi

  • Open 'Properties' of 'My computer'.
My computer>Properties
  • Click on 'Computer Name' Tab, then click on 'Change' Button. Give it a name, here we are using 'PC-2'.
My computer>Properties>Computer Name
  • Also change 'Workgroup', provided at the bottom of same dialog box. Give it any name as 'Howtix'.
My computer>Properties>Computer Name>Workgroup
  • Now, goto 'Network Connections' & open 'Properties' of your 'Wireless Network adapter'
Network Connections>Wireless Network adapter>Properties
  • Goto 'Wireless Network' Tab & click on 'Advanced' button. Select Computer to Computer (Ad-Hoc) connection option. Now click on add preffered networks & specify details as:
Network name (SSID) - WiFi
Network Authentication - Open
Data Encryption - Disabled
  • Tick this connection if its not already done.
  • Now configure TCP/IP connection settings. Goto 'General' Tab & select 'Internet protocol (TCP/IP) & click properties. Enter following values:
IP Address - 192.168.0.2
Subnet Mask - 255.255.255.0
Default Gateway - 192.168.0.1
  • Click 'OK' & save the changes.

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If you are having some issues with DHCP then here is 'How to start it':

  • Now open your Network Adapters & connect. Note that the paths for various operating system may vary, but process will be the same.
  • Open 'CMD'
  • Type 'NET START DHCP'
If the problem still persists then try deleting your network & make a new with a password.
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