Ad-Hoc-Networks use point-to-point connections, i.e. the connection is always 1:1. No routers etc. involved. Do not confuse this tag with 'wifi-direct'. See full tag wiki for more details.

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Why can't my device see an ad-hoc WiFi network?

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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Does any version of Android support ad-hoc connections?

I just bought a Lenovo Ideapad A1 which runs Android 2.3. It seems that connecting the device to an ad-hoc network is not possible. Does any other Android version support this?
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Connect android phones through adhoc wifi network

I want to connect my android phones (two Galaxy s2 and two nexus1 phones) in adhoc mode through wifi connection. Something like peer to peer network so that I can transfer messages with mobiles in my ...
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How can I establish an AD-HOC Wi-Fi connection on my tablet?

I'm not an expert in this kind of subject. I'm reading that I need to root my tablet. What does root mean? All the instructions are really difficult. How can I make this AD-HOC Wi-Fi connection in ...
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Enabling AdHoc Networking on ICS to Connect to AdHoc Devices

I'm looking for a way to connect my Galaxy Nexus (Android 4.0.x) to my laptop via adhoc wifi. (The laptop will act as my wireless NAS.) The WiFi Ad Hoc enabler for Android does not work on the Galaxy ...
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Enable Adhoc on Jelly Bean

[Is] there any way to enable adhoc mode in JellyBean. WPA_supplicant hack isn't working.
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Enabling wireless tools on Android

I need to use commands like iwconfig in Android, I know I have to install the wireless tools because they are not in Android by default, The problem is that I have just seen 3 chinesse tutorials that ...
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How exchange messages between 2 android devices through wifi and bluetooth without internet?

I am currently working on the creation of an application for mobile devices with Android which should be capable of sending and receiving messages through local means like wifi and bluetooth. After ...
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How can I install wpa_cli on my rooted device?

I rooted my device, then I go to adb shell and type su to enter wpa_cli. I was surprised that wpa_cli: not found appeared, although I get information when I type wpa_supplicant. I know that wpa_cli ...
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Connect Android device as wifi adapter to a PC to create an ad-hoc network

Sometimes when being at a friends house there is no wifi but wired internet access. In these cases it would be extremely useful if I could plug my phone in and create a wifi network just like when ...
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How to transfer files over wifi without a hotspot?

I'm looking for a way to transfer files between an Android phone (Samsung Galaxy S2, rooted) and any computer system I may need to interact with (this means preinstalled software on the computer, ...
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How to make an unrooted phone use or detect Ad-Hoc Wi-Fi

I have an unrooted Android 2.3.6 phone and i want it to connect to the Ad-HOC connection made on my ubuntu...how do i do this? i refered some already existing questions here but none seem to be the ...
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connect android devices in ad-hoc mode without needing to net connection?

can we get android devices in ad-hoc mode using WIFI-card but without access internet ? i mean to connect peers to send and receive messages between them but without having internet connection ? i ...
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Will Wi-Fi Direct allow me to connect to an ad-hoc network?

I have been trying to connect my HTC One X to an ad-hoc wireless network, so I could browse Internet on my phone. I found Android doesn't support ad-hoc networking and I noticed on some pages that ...
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How to use my phone to transfer Wi-Fi to other devices?

I'm using Nexus S, recently I got a Kindle, however, the Kindle couldn't connect to my company's Wi-Fi (seems it doesn't support the encryption method), so I'm wondering this method: My Nexus S ...
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Why can't android connect to an ad hoc hotspot? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why can't my device see an ad-hoc WiFi network? One thing I have noticed about almost all android-powered smartphones is that they find it so difficult to connect to ...
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How to share my laptop internet connection via wifi to my android tablet? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why can’t my device see an ad-hoc WiFi network? I created a wifi hotspot in my Windows 7 laptop (open ad-hoc) but my Android 2.3 tablet is not detecting it. My tablet is ...