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New Developer
Posts: 35
Registered: ‎07-11-2009
My Device: Not Specified

BlackBerry Ad Hoc WiFi Connection

I need my program (on the BlackBerry) to connect to ad hoc wifi network. However, I have not found any way to connect to an ad hoc network.  How can that be done?

 

I have searched for a programmatical way without success.

 

Also, I have tried to connect to Add Hoc network via the network wizard (Manage Connections, Set up Wi-Fi Network, Scan for Networks) but it seems to only find access points and not ad hoc networks.

 

Any ideas?

 

Developer
Posts: 484
Registered: ‎07-17-2008
My Device: Not Specified

Re: BlackBerry Ad Hoc WiFi Connection

Ad Hoc connections are not supported AFAIK.

 

It would be a nice feature to have, however...

New Developer
Posts: 35
Registered: ‎07-11-2009
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Re: BlackBerry Ad Hoc WiFi Connection

That is extremely sad!  :smileysad:

 

It is also surprising since it is hard to believe that it would be very difficult to implement. Is there any work around that anyone knows of?

New Contributor
Posts: 2
Registered: ‎04-23-2010
My Device: Bold 9700

Re: BlackBerry Ad Hoc WiFi Connection

So does this mean that I cannot connect my blackberry bold to my Laptop's net connection thru an ad hoc connection?

I'm using Windows 7

New Member
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎01-05-2011
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Re: BlackBerry Ad Hoc WiFi Connection

There seems to be a work-around for Win7 using connectify:

http://www.ehow.com/how_6127180_do-blackberry-connect-ad-hoc_.html

 

I have not yet tried it though.

New Member
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎11-20-2012
My Device: 9380

Re: BlackBerry Ad Hoc WiFi Connection

CONNECTIFY is perfect
New Contributor
Posts: 3
Registered: Monday
My Device: 9800

Re: BlackBerry Ad Hoc WiFi Connection

Connectify hasn;t worked for me. I am accessing the internet on my Blackberry 9800 with this software which is free but only Chinese language: http://fwrd.pw/Wifi