I love playing multiplayer games like Counter-strike, NFS etc. But a wireless ad hoc network is relevant 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 has a user friendly option for this under Network and Internet settings in Control panel. But latest versions of Windows have removed this functionality from Control panel.

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



Download “WinLAN” WinLAN.exe – Downloaded 729 times –

Download WinLAN and follow steps given below:

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.


Kevin · December 19, 2016 at 3:59 am

Thanks mate

    Admin · December 29, 2016 at 3:24 am

    You are welcome 🙂

Ashwani · December 23, 2016 at 9:48 am

Good stuff . Thanks for sharing.

    Admin · December 29, 2016 at 3:24 am

    You are welcome 🙂

Jeremy · December 28, 2016 at 2:42 pm

I tried to do this but it still did not appear. How do others connect to it?

    Admin · December 29, 2016 at 3:22 am

    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).

      Jeremy · December 29, 2016 at 12:19 pm

      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?

        Admin · December 30, 2016 at 3:38 am

        Check whether the wifi settings is in ON status. Your wifi settings should look like this. Screenshot -> https://postimg.org/image/ieiz3j419/
        Are you using Windows 8 or 10? Are other wireless networks visible in your computer?

AMRUT · March 5, 2017 at 1:49 am

Thank you Sir.

    Admin · March 8, 2017 at 2:58 am

    You are welcome 🙂

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