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Have 2 USB wifi Adapters..Can I use one for internet and..

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    Have 2 USB wifi Adapters..Can I use one for internet and..


    I have 2 usb wifi adapters in my laptop..

    the first internal one is connected to my regular wifi internet..

    I want to use the 2nd USB adapter as a Ad-hoc network to play games or transfer files between two Local computers..

    Can this be done in windows 8.1 64x.. I don't see the "create adhoc" in new connection..


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    Windows 8.1 64 bit (updt)

    Yes, you can.

    They must have different IP-addresses, though.
    Your 'normal' Wi-Fi adpter may have DHCP enabled, and will typically get an IP-address like
    the second adapter should have a static IP-address in another range, ie.
    Obviously all the other equipment that you want this adapter to connect to, like an X-Box, etc, must also have an address in this range, ie

    You can adjust the addresses in ControlPanel-NetworkConnections.
    RightClick your chosen adapter, choose 'Properties' and set the TCP/IPv4 properties.
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Have 2 USB wifi Adapters..Can I use one for internet and..
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