I setup adhoc connection in Ubuntu Linux. How can we connect android devices (2.3.3 and 4.0) to the adhoc wifi internet connection?


Simple answer: Android does not support Ad-Hoc networks by default (see also the ad-hoc-networks tag-wiki, which tells you this and more). This means, you will need to root your devices, and use an app for this specific task, which is known as .

Some solutions are summed up in the following questions (or rather in their answers):

As I did not use this method (had no need for it), I'm not sure what "easy solutions" really do. But if I remember correctly, OpenGarden's WiFi Tethering supports this, as does MANET Manager.


Yes ad hoc isn't supported in Android OS but typing 2 lines of DOS commands should solve the problem, I tested this and it works.

Type these 2 lines on DOS command prompt:

netsh wlan set hostednetwork mode=allow ssid=NAME key=PASSWORD 

netsh wlan start hostednetwork 

I found it on this blog.

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