How to Create Wireless Ad hoc network in Windows 8 and 10 in one minute

In this article I will explain how to create Wireless Ad hoc network in Windows 8 and 10 in one minute. We all love playing multiplayer games such as Counter-strike, NFS, Fifa etc. But a wireless ad hoc network is required to connect your buddies to the game. Creating a wireless ad hoc network in Windows 8 and 10 is a tedious task since we have to use command line tool (cmd) to get it done.

Windows 7 had a user friendly option for this under ‘Network and Internet settings’ in Control panel. But latest versions of Windows have removed this functionality.


Video Tutorial:


There are lot of online tutorials for creating wireless ad hoc network using the command line tool in Windows. Most of the people might find it a little difficult to deal with as lots of commands are required to run. So I have developed a small application called WinLAN using which you can create a wireless ad hoc network within seconds.






Download WinLAN and follow steps given below:

WinLAN.exe (1842 downloads)

1.  Open the WinLAN.exe.

2. Give your network name and password in the fields SSID and PASS respectively.







3. Then click on Create button to create your network.

That’s it.  Your network has been created !!!



Note: Click on Stop button to close the network.

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14 thoughts on “How to Create Wireless Ad hoc network in Windows 8 and 10 in one minute

    1. Hey, Hope you are using Windows 8 or 10. Did WinLAN throw any error? If the network is created, your buddies can see it in the network list located at notification area(right bottom side of your desktop).

      1. Thanks for the reply. WinLAN did not throw an error. It said that the network had been successfully created but that Network is neither visible on my computer nor on my friends. Do I need to change the settings on my computer or am I simply looking for the network in the wrong place?

        1. Check whether the wifi settings is in ON status. Are you using Windows 8 or 10? Are other wireless networks visible in your computer?

  1. What if I do not wish to use a password….I am trying to connect to an hp printer to change its ssid and it does not have a password. your utility does not seem to like a blank in the password field.

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