Trouble setting up ad-hoc network

By e_p_a_k
Mar 31, 2008
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  1. i'm trying to set up an ad-hoc network so i can use my laptop to share our internet connection wirelessly. first time i tried, i managed to do it successfully. when i was through, i deleted the network connection. now, when i try setting up another one, i get a "windows could not set up SSID". no matter what settings i change, firewall off and on, i just can't get it to work. help?

    i'm running windows vista home premium.
  2. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,732   +156

    Why use ad-hoc in the first place? Set up a secure wireless network between the wireless router or access point and the laptop
  3. e_p_a_k

    e_p_a_k Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 31

    i don't have a wireless router. my laptop's hooked up to a LAN, and i want to use the laptop to share the internet connection with my iphone
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