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Phone can't see local network

Discussion in 'Software' started by ChrisR, 4 Mar 2013.

  1. ChrisR

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    Using a wireless router, the phone (Samsung S2) can see it fine. But there's no wireless router here.
    Like in a hotel where they give you a net lead to plug in to a laptop..

    I want the phone to see a laptop, and the net though it. I can set up a local ad-hoc net on laptop1, and laptop2 can see it fine, and share the internet.


    So I have
    Net------cable---[cable modem]---[laptop1]-(( {wireless adhoc I called BLOD, told it to use Key Blodkey}
    and
    laptop2-(( {wireless sees BLOD and I Connect, using Blodkey}
    All fine.

    How can I make the phone see the ad-hoc link? It can see a couple of neighbour's routers etc.
    Same with both laptops - phone can't see either, when roles reversed.

    I tried making Blod public and home - no difference.
    Obviously Laptop 1 is set to Share internet connection.
    Ta
     
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    Thanks, but that's what I've done. It must be right-ish, because the other laptop can see it. But not a phone. (Either of two phones).
     
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    I have heard that android doesn't support adhoc networks.

    I have seen the following recommended a few times

    Www.mhotspot.com

    Haven't used it personally though.

    Alternatively just carry a real router with you and plug the ethernet into it.
     
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    Or try virtual router or connectify.
     
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    Iirc ad-hoc is point to point only. I.e 2.

    Why can't you get a wireless router?
     
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