View Full Version : [ubuntu] Help with Ad-Hoc WiFi

January 5th, 2010, 04:01 AM
I currently have an old Acer Notebook, using an ADSL modem which connects it to the internet. The internet connection is then shared over an Ad-Hoc WiFi network, to which the other notebooks in the house connect to. The reason that I'm using this, is because the mains power is faulty and goes off half the time. So the options I had were either to purchase a UPS and a Wireless Router, or to get to this method. And since I couldn't dispose of the Acer at a good value, I stuck to this, and so far it has worked well.

I want to however, now get the thing running on Ubuntu. I'm almost a complete newbie to things, so I need help with the following.

1) How do I create an Ad-Hoc type network within Ubuntu, and then share the modem driven internet connection over it?
2) Is it possible to share files over the Ad Hoc Network, with other notebooks running on Windows 7?

The help, would be much appreciated.

January 5th, 2010, 06:30 AM
Here's instructions for creating an ad hoc network:

Yes, you can share files on it.