Set up an adhoc network on Windows 8. RRS feed

  • Question

  • Dear Microsoft Fellow

    How can I setup an ad hoc network on Windows 8 programmatically please?

    Is it possible and supported in this new platform?

    Thank you very much in advance,


    Thursday, March 15, 2012 8:06 AM

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  • Thursday, March 15, 2012 5:44 PM
  • Dear Alisha

    Thanks for your reply.

    By using this command the network that I set was not actually an ad hoc,

    because the PCs can only ping the host with the IP address of

    The other PCs cannot ping each other. It seems the host act like an access point

    rather than a member in an ad hoc network. Can you please help me on this issue?

    Many thanks in advance.



    • Edited by Hamidnwo Saturday, March 17, 2012 11:45 AM
    Saturday, March 17, 2012 11:44 AM
  • I made a video how to do this



    • Edited by HoCInFlames Saturday, March 24, 2012 5:08 PM
    Saturday, March 24, 2012 5:08 PM
  • Dear HoCInFlames

    thank you, it's really helpful. :)

    There is still a problem in a network connected to the hostednetwork.

    They can't connect to each other as an ad hoc is supposed to be.

    Each machine can ping the host but not each other.



    • Edited by Hamidnwo Wednesday, April 11, 2012 12:26 PM
    Wednesday, April 11, 2012 12:20 PM
  • I hope that manage wireless networks window for creating ad hoc networks and setting up some other settings will be returend in win8 RTM. This is the best solution. Too many things are missing in win8.
    Tuesday, August 7, 2012 2:37 PM
  • use this simple tool to create adhoc networks in windows 8....   


    • Edited by prakashrgp Saturday, December 29, 2012 6:34 AM
    Saturday, December 29, 2012 6:33 AM
  • It looks like the Wi-Man tool uses the hostednetwork feature, which is infrastructure mode, not ad-hoc. Is there any solution for creating a proper ad-hoc network in Windows 8? There are also serious problems in connecting to an ad-hoc network and enabling tcp-ip. It looks like MS crippled ad-hoc networks in Win 8. What on earth for? They worked perfectly well in Windows 7.
    Tuesday, January 1, 2013 4:47 PM