A point-to-point network is the simplest form of a computer network in which two computers are connected directly to each other through communication equipment. The advantage of this type of connection is simplicity and cheapness, the disadvantage is that only two computers can be connected in this way (another point is connected to each point, etc., while there is no constant structure, but an access point is not required). Often used when it is necessary to quickly transfer information from one computer, such as a laptop, to another. The laptop in this case acts as an access point.
In Windows XP and Windows 7 there was an interface for creating a wireless distributed network – Ad-hoc (computer-to-computer), but in Windows 8 it was excluded by the developers, however, support for this type of network remained. The following is detailed instructions on setting up this network on Windows 8.
How to create an access point on the computer to which we will connect
The instruction on how to configure the access point consists of five simple steps:
First you need to run the command line as administrator. Right-click on the “Start” button, click “Command Prompt (Admin)” – in it write the command netsh wlan set hostednetwork mode = allow ssid = network_name key = password_to_setup network parameters “network_name” and “password_to_ network_name, change to your own. Password must be at least eight characters long. Press Enter, wait for a response from the computer, make sure that there are no errors – start the created connection using the netsh wlan start hostednetwork command. Wait for a response from the computer, make sure that there are no errors – the local network is installed. Connect a second computer to it. To do this, open the list of available networks and find the connection you need – in order to distribute the Internet from one laptop to another you need to configure a network adapter. In the Network Control Center, locate the Ethernet adapter
Click on it with the right mouse button, open the property menu. Find the Share tab. Select the “Allow other network users to use this computer’s Internet connection” check box. Below, select Local Arena Connector. Save the settings.