Connecting two Windows 7 machines via WiFi?

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Can I connect two Windows 7 machines together via WiFi without using a router? I need to copy files both ways and the only connections in common on both machines are WiFi 802.11 N.

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Yes you can

You dont need a router to create an Adhoc connection between the two computers for file transfer.

1. make sure the wireless is switched on in both machines
2. on computer 1 click start>ctrl panel>network & Sharing. then click setup a new connection or network
3. after you click “setup a new connection or network” the bottom option is “<i>set up a wireless ad hoc network</i>” select this option
4. name the ad hoc network
5. select the security “if needed”
6. input your own security key “make something up”
7.click next to finish the wizard

Now on the 2nd computer
Open Network & Sharing and click manage wireless networks
select the new ad hoc network
input the security keys “if there are any”
and boom your now connected to computer 1 via wirless without a router or switch.

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  • MelanieYarbrough
    This is great. Thanks, Shanekearney!
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  • abhir
    Wireless networking is easy.
    You can check the below site for wired network too. Connecting two windows computers using cable
    http://girishsks.hubpages.com/hub/How-to-connect-two-computers-using-crossover-cable
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