Windows 10: How to connect PC over WLAN without a Router?

  1.    17 Oct 2016 #1

    How to connect PC over WLAN without a Router?


    Hi,
    I want to transfer files between 2 Laptops over WLAN but without a Router.
    How to do it?
    WiFi Direct? How do it work in Windows 10?
    Thanks
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  2.    18 Oct 2016 #2

    Hi there

    Can you set One PC up as an Access point -- then I think it should work.
    You can also do it with cable - twisted pair / Null modem I think it was called.

    Haven't used this stuff for YEARS

    Wi-Fi Direct: what it is and why you should care | TechRadar

    Cheers
    jimbo
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    Windows 10 Enterprise x64 Build 1607
       18 Oct 2016 #3

    What you want is called an Adhoc network. I am to lazy to type out the instructions so here...Create Ad Hoc WiFi Hotspot In Windows 10, Here's How | Redmond Pie
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  4.    18 Oct 2016 #4

    Hi everyone ,
    Thank you
    All that "HotSpot" / Hostednetwork are about Access Point for Internet Sharing. Actually you can not transfer files Point to Point , P2P, as I am intending to do.
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  5.    18 Oct 2016 #5

    Why can't you connect with a crossover cable?
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  6.    18 Oct 2016 #6

    Samuria said: View Post
    Why can't you connect with a crossover cable?
    Hi Samuria,
    Thank you.
    Sure, I can. And I have also a router.
    I could also do it over Bluetooth, if it were small files.
    But, I just wanted to explore the WiFi connection.
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