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I am trying to connect my Galaxy Tab to the Internet through an ad-hoc network made via my PC. The PC ad-hoc settings are fine because I can use it from my iPhone and other devices.

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Android has issues connecting to adhoc networks. Here is a link to a fix someone else here used to get his tablet to connect to a adhoc network. Also this is the link to the thread he got his information from.

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If you are not using any virtual router app on your PC, try running these two commands - it might work:

netsh wlan set hostednetwork mode=allow ssid=SSIDNAME key=YOURPASSWORD 

netsh wlan start hostednetwork
  • Make sure you run these commands in elevated (administrator) command prompt.

  • If you get any error after running the second command; something like - "The hosted network couldn't be started. The group or resource is not in the correct state to perform the requested operation.", go to Device Manager > Network Adaptors select your network adaptor, right click and select Disable. Again select the same and enable.

  • Try running both the above commands again.

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