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I cannot set up an ad hoc network.. i also cannot connect to an ad hoc network with WPA security type.. it says that the capability of my network adapter does not match the requirement of this network.. anyone can please help me? thank you.

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Trying to access a certain Access Point and you get this error?

The capability of your network adapter does not match the requirements of this network
To correct this issue visit Device Manager by going to Start, then right click Computer, choose Device Manager. Once you are in the device manager click the + next to Network Adapters. Find your wireless network adapter, right click it, and choose uninstall. Once you uninstall the drivers, right click and choose Scan for Hardware Changes. This will then have your computer re-add the drivers. That's it! You should now be able to connect to that Access Point.

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Not sure why you are setting up an ad hoc network. Is it possibly because you don't have a router? Click on the following link for an ad hoc network description...
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wireless_ad_hoc_network

Usually a home or work network would have a router to which the network computers would be linked - either by cable (Cat 5 UTP on ethernet 10/100) or by wireless. See following link for WiFi description.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wi-Fi

If you bought a router for your home network, it may have come with a setup CD which should help you with the setup and configuration of your network. Otherwise, if your laptops are running Windows you can use Control Panel's Wireless Network Setup Wizard. You can setup the router's wireless without any WEP/WPA encryption initially just to make sure everything is working. Then go back into the router's setup to manually enter a key of your chosing and enabling the WEP or WPA security. Then when the laptops reconnect, a pop-up will occur asking for the key.

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Set up a computer-to-computer (ad hoc) network


An ad hoc network is a temporary connection between computers and devices used for a specific purpose, such as sharing documents during a meeting or playing multiple-player computer games. You can also temporarily share an Internet connection with other people on your ad hoc network, so those people don’t have to set up their own Internet connections. Ad hoc networks can only be wireless, so you must have a wireless network adapter installed in your computer to set up or join an ad hoc network.

Click to open Connect to a Network.

Click Set up a connection or network.

Click Set up an ad hoc (computer-to-computer) network, click Next, and then follow the steps in the wizard.

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If one or more of the networked computers is joined to a domain, you need to have a user account on that computer to see and access shared items on it.

If the networked computers are not joined to a domain, but you want to require people to have a user account on your computer for access to shared items, turn on password protected sharing in Network and Sharing Center.

To turn on password protected sharing
Click to open Network and Sharing Center.

Under Sharing and Discovery, if password protected sharing is off, click the arrow button to expand the section, click Turn on password protected sharing, and then click Apply. If you are prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation.

An ad hoc network is automatically deleted after all users disconnect from the network or when the person who set up the network disconnects and goes out of range of the other users of the network, unless you choose to make it a permanent network when you create it.

If you share your Internet connection, Internet connection sharing (ICS) will be disabled if you disconnect from the ad hoc network, you create a new ad hoc network without disconnecting from the old ad hoc network for which you enabled ICS, or you log off and then log back on (without disconnecting from the ad hoc network).

If you set up an ad hoc network and share your Internet connection, and then someone logs on to the same computer by using Fast User Switching, the Internet connection will still be shared, even if you didn't intend to share it with that person.

I hope you all found this information useful and helpful.

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Create an ad hoc network.
Go into Network and Sharing Center.
Click Manage wireless network.
Click Add.
Click create an ah hoc network.
Then click next.
then set network name, security type and key.

When this is done look for the WIFI network on the other PC and click connect. If everything goes well you will be able to see your shared folders.
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