Windows 7 and Vista come with a build-in feature to connect a quick wifi ad hoc network connection between 2 laptops. It means that you can directly connect your laptop network connection with another one directly without any router.
Steps to Connect WiFi Ad Hoc Network connection with another laptop directly
- Open the Windows Control Panel, and click “Network and Internet”.
- In the window of Network and Internet, click on “Network and Sharing Center”.
- Click “Set up a New Connection or Network”.
- The “Set Up a Connection or Network” dialog box appears. From the list, select “Set Up a Wireless Ad Hoc (Computer-To-Computer) Network” option and click “Next”.
- Click “Next” again and will ask you to type a Network Name and select the Security Settings.
- Have a good password. The default security type is WPA2-Personal. The security key is case-sensitive and 8-63 alphanumeric characters. You can optionally select the check boxes to hide characters for your security key and save this network for future use.
- As this is done, click “Next” and ad hoc network will become ready to use. A confirmation page will show you your ad hoc network settings.
- Now in the Network and Sharing Center you can choose what to share.
- In order to share an Internet Web connection, click “View Status” next to the connection that you want to share. Now click on the Properties button which you’ll find under Activity. Click on the Sharing tab and tick the checkbox where it says “Allow other Network Computers to connect through this computer’s internet connection”. Under Home Networking Connection select “Wireless Network Connection” and click “OK”.