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Setting Up A Wireless Network Without A Router

So, we have Smart Bro in our boarding house. We have two laptops, both with Wi-Fi capability. My boardmate’s idea is to buy a wireless router so that we can share the internet connection. But I have a better idea. Why spend on a wireless router if we can connect the laptops directly? Well, I didn’t know it’s possible, but it is. I just googled and found the steps in setting up a wireless network without a router. The steps are directly from Microsoft. See it here. It is called ad hoc connection.

After following the steps, we were able to set it up. Now, we can surf the web at the same time using our laptops. One is directly connected to Smart Bro, one is sharing internet connection via Wi-Fi. Cool! So, we were able to save some money for that wireless router.

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Marhgil Macuha

Marhgil Macuha is a Computer Engineering graduate of Batangas State University. He is currently a Senior Solutions Developer at a Canadian IT company.


  1. great, it is a good idea!

  2. Yes, I used this type of set up before. It worked for me too.

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  3. Wow, great info as always. We have a wired router and have been planning on getting a wireless one for convenience. Glad I found this info first. Buying the adapter for our other laptop would be a better investment since it would also work for other wifi spots outside the house, right? But of course we’ll need a separate wifi prepaid card for that.

  4. Nice info, good kasi I’m using Smart Bro. Thanks!

  5. the only problem of this is, you need to open the first laptop before the 2nd one can avail the internet connection. this is just similar case to when using the Windows-routing capability wherein Windows itself serves as router.

  6. sorry for this 2nd comment…

    I see… i think i was wrong on my first comment.

    we are talking here wireless connection… in other words, it is still possible that the 2nd laptop can connect to the internet t
    hrough SMART BRO even if the 1st one is dead…..


  7. Ang husay! Thanks sa info!

    but we’re already using a router, naka share kasi sa computer shop.. 😉

  8. Nice. I have a SmartBRO connection connected to desktop PC and I want to share the connection to my laptop. I bought a switch, the problem is when 1 is browsing to the internet the other PC disconnects and redirect to Smart BRO web. I need help about this. Thanks

  9. Really nice idea. I will try to convince my appartment colleague to do the samething because we both need internet connection as soon as posible and for the moment we don’t have the money to buy a router. Thanks for the tip.

  10. nice tips, ngayon ko lang nabasa, tagal ko na naghahanap kung panu i-connect ung Smart Bro sa dalawang wi-fi enabled PCs without wireless router. Thanks!

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