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


brooksndun

New Member
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884
#1
Hi,

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..


thanks

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My Computer

System One

  • OS
    windows 8.1
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Lenovo g750
    CPU
    i5
    Motherboard
    Some Chinese Crap..
    Memory
    8
    Graphics Card(s)
    Nvidia 755
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender

Xyberbat

New Member
Belgium

Posts
25
#2
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 192.168.1.100.
the second adapter should have a static IP-address in another range, ie. 192.168.2.1.
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 192.168.2.5.

You can adjust the addresses in ControlPanel-NetworkConnections.
RightClick your chosen adapter, choose 'Properties' and set the TCP/IPv4 properties.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1 64 bit (updt)
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Samsung NP355E7C
    CPU
    AMD A6
    Browser
    PaleMoon

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