Ad-hoc Manager

Managing application to create and configure a hosted / AdHoc Network

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Adhoc Manager

The Adhoc Manager allows you to configure and start your Hosted/Adhoc Network as simple as possible. The need for it comes as there is that Microsoft removed th GUI in newer Windows versions.


  • Windows XP/Vista/7/10 (32/64 Bit)
  • WiFi Adapter
  • An upstream connection to share (Dial-Up, Mobile, Ethernet etc.)


  1. Start the application as Administrator
  2. Enter a SSID and password (optional, but recommended)
  3. Click on Start
  4. Click on "Manage Connections.." and Right Click on the Connection you want to share. Open "Properties -> Sharing" and enable the sharing for other users, select "Hosted Network" or similar as the Home Network Connection.
  5. Connect your clients to your WiFi Network


  • If starting the network fails with a message like "Invalid State", try to disable and re-enable your WiFi Adapter


The Adhoc Manager is open-sourced software licensed under the MIT license