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Cannot connect to ad-hoc

  1. #1


    Posts : 46
    Windows 7 Ultimate x32 Windows 8 CP x32

    Cannot connect to ad-hoc


    I Installed WDP on my aspire 4551
    want to connect to ad-hoc wifi connection by notebook with W Vista
    but the status always show "Limited"
    Everything work with W7
    i am able to connect with LAN cable but no ad-hoc wifi

    my attemp :
    1. install the driver (atheros AR5B93)
    2. Diagnose it
    3. The Result :
    Click image for larger version
    4. Restart several times

    Any Help?

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  2. #2


    Posts : 993
    Windows 8 pro Retail


    MadeOke, YOU'RE gonna love this. Same problem, to correct it (daily) I start my msn messenger. I basically think it is a quirk in AdHoc
    networking, that should be resolved with the 1st beta.
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  3. #3


    Posts : 46
    Windows 7 Ultimate x32 Windows 8 CP x32


    still not working :/
    where i need to run it? on WDP or WinVista?
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  4. #4



    Am I int the right place?
    Helsinki
    Posts : 340
    Windows 7 x64 Home Premium / Commodore OS Vision / Windows 8 Release preview


    But wait! Ad-hoc? isn't a connection between any wireless device and router called as infrasturucture?
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  5. #5


    Ad-Hoc is a connection between 2 or more computers without a router
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  6. #6


    Posts : 993
    Windows 8 pro Retail


    Right, it is a connection to the internet using a go between computer. I'm using Windows 8DP, for my server (Hardwired connection)and Belkin USB Adapter for my PC that doesn't have built in wireless. Shouldn't be a problem. as long as you used the settings supplied with your Wireless NiC. BUT!! You do need a PoP (Point of Presence) and NOT an email POP (Post Office Protocol) In my case my laptop has built-in wireless. Now on your hard wired computer, just make sure to turn on wireless services in control panel.
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  7. #7


    Posts : 46
    Windows 7 Ultimate x32 Windows 8 CP x32


    Thankyou all for the help
    now i can connect to ad-hoc

    i use the earlier version of the driver and its work
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  8. #8


    Good to know you managed to solve the problem
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