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File sharing using Ad

Hoc Network
Group V :
Leader: John Carlo Caigas
Secretary: Carlo Panizal

Joshua Bagacina

Sandrine De Leon

Fely Ibarreta

Margie Manuel

Mae Ann Tagum

Ad hoc Network

a type of temporary computer-to-computer

connection. In ad hoc mode, you can set up a
wireless connection directly to another computer
without having to connect to a Wi-Fi access point or
An ad hoc network consists of one or more
computers that are interconnected, but don't need a
centralized access point, such as a router, to transfer
data back and forth.
An ad hoc network is a network that is composed of
individual devices communicating with each other

Ad Hoc Wireless Network Features and Uses

Ad hoc networks are useful when you need to share files

or other data directly with another computer but don't

have access to a Wi-Fi network . You can also use
Internet connection sharing with ad hoc mode to share
your computer's Internet connection with other users.
Another feature of ad hoc networks is that more than
one laptop can be connected to the ad hoc network, as
long as all of the adapter cards are configured
for ad hoc mode and connect to the same SSID (
service state identifier). The computers need to be
within 100 meters of each other.
Also, if you were the person who set up the ad hoc
network, when you disconnect from the network, all of
the other users will also be disconnected.

Creating Ad Hoc Network

To start off with, first turn On

your WiFi and from Network

system tray button, click
open Network and Sharing
Network and Sharing Center

window will appear, click Setup

up a new connection network. It
will bring up a new dialog, scroll
down and click Set up a
wireless ad hoc network and
click Next.

Creating Ad Hoc Network


this step enter an

appropriate name of an
ad-hoc network. If you
want to create securityenabled network with
password protection, then
choose desired option
from Security type and
enter security key. Click
Save this network to save
this ad-hoc connection.
Click Next to continue

Creating Ad Hoc Network

The ad-hoc connection is now successfully created.

Creating Ad Hoc Network

To connect it with second notebook, first turn on its wifi and from system

tray network menu, under specified network name, click Connect.

Creating Ad Hoc Network

Upon click, both notebooks (PC1 and

PC2) will be connected. From

Network and Sharing center of both
PCs, change the network group to
HomeGroup. If file sharing needs
then turn-off the Password protected
sharing (as mentioned above).
Open Network and Sharing Center,
double-click network connection, it
will open Network window showing
the connected computers. Now the
connection is established and you
can freely access files and folders
from each other.

Creating Ad Hoc Network

Apart from sharing public files and folders, you can also enable sharing of

personal folders by going to their respective Properties and clicking Share under
the Sharing tab. Thats it, now wasnt that easy? Enjoy!

Ad hoc mode networks works fine in small environment, like

building, homes etc. No extra hardware (Access point) is

required to use ad hoc mode, therefore it reduces the cost.
By not requiring a router, ad hoc networks allow file sharing
and other data connections to take place anywhere you
have two machines. Even when a router is available, you
may not have control over its network settings, such as at a
public hotspot or in an office. Ad hoc networks let you set up
your own temporary, private connection without changing
any existing network options. Ad hoc also provides a
security benefit: you can pick a unique password while
setting up the network, rather than giving out an existing
network password

If many devices are connected to the ad-hoc

network, there will be more wireless

interference each computer has to establish
a direct connection to each other computer
rather than going through a single access point.
If a device is out of range of another device it
wants to connect to, it will pass the data
through other devices on the way. Passing the
data through several computers is just slower
than passing it through a single access point.
Ad-hoc networks dont scale well.