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Does any version of Android support ad-hoc connections?
Why can't my device see an ad-hoc WiFi network?

I created an ad hoc Wi-Fi network on my Windows XP laptop but I don't see it in my Samsung's network list. Why? I found instructions online on how to unlock ah hoc Wi-Fi support on Android. Is it really impossible to connect to ad hoc networks by default? What is the alternative? How can I connect my laptop and Tab?


I saw that ad hoc Wi-Fi is now called Wi-Fi Direct. Is this true? But settings for XP's ad hoc Wi-Fi are unrelated to Android's Wi-Fi Direct: the former requires an SSID and a key, while the latter requires only a device name. Also, Android's Wi-Fi Direct scanner sees no ad hoc network being published by the XP laptop.

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    WiFi direct is not related to Ad-hoc netwroks Jul 29, 2012 at 3:42
  • So should Android support ad-hoc or not?
    – Dims
    Jul 29, 2012 at 20:29


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