Hi all, This is Jasper, President of Gaming.RP. Today, I will feature a guide, especially for RP students, that focus on creating your own wireless LAN Network for gaming and sharing of files!
Without Further Ado!
– Bored in class?
– Tempted to play DoTA / CS ?
– Want to know how to create a wireless network of your own?
– Want to know the real facts & rumours of gaming in Republic Polytechnic?
Then you have come to the right place! Here @ StyleZ.Blog, today, I shall feature a guide on how to create your own wireless network, so that you could play LAN games with your classmates! This guide is especially effective, since RP has previously created network policies that actually disabled laptops from creating their own wireless network in the Windows Wireless Connection!
So without further ado, let’s start the guide!
Part 1 : Finding the Intel Pro/Wireless Utility
The Intel Pro Wireless Utility allows you to connect to a certain wireless network, or a PC-to-PC Wireless network, commonly known as an Ad-Hoc Network. In the guide to continue, I will show you how to create a wireless PC-to-PC network.
Note : Right Click on the “Umbrella”, and make sure that you choose “Use Intel PRO/Wireless to manage your Wi-Fi”.
Part 2: Exploring the Intel Pro Wireless Utility
Basically, this is your Intel Pro/Wireless Utility. I have highlighted a few points to take note, while using this utility.
1 – Network Name. Normally what you see as the network you wish to connect to, it will also be known as Network SSID when you are creating your own Wireless Network or your own PC-to-PC Wireless Network.
2 – Speed. The speed you are connecting to the Wireless Network at, normally there are 3 varying speeds, but the ideal speed for good Wireless gaming, would be 54 Mbps. Take note that this is 54 Megabits, not 54 Megabytes connection.
3 – Signal Quality. The network strength that you have while connected to the network; ideally, it should be at “Excellent”. The signal strength varies when these situations come into places; The distance between the Network Host and you; the environment, whether it is obstructing you in any manner, or interfering your network.
4- IP address. Known as Internet Protocol, you should make sure that you are having different IP address from everyone, no 2 users should be having the same IP address.
5- Wireless Networks : The network you have joined should be shown as connected; while other wireless networks created by others or owned by others will also be shown here.
6- Properties : The different settings for the network you have selected, or connected to. You can see what are the different network settings for the network, such as the Wireless Band it belongs to; e.g A/B/G.
7- Wireless On/Off. Please make sure that Wireless switch is always on, unless you are using a wired network; then make sure that Wireless is Off. Wireless Networks and Wired Networks will conflict with each other.
Part 3 : Creating your PC-to-PC Network
At this point of time, click on the “Profiles”; to go into the screen to create your own network.
Part 4 : Adding your own Wireless Network
At this point of time, press “Add” to add your own wireless network. The different configurations will be done in the next screenshot.
Part 5 : Creating the Wireless Network; Tweaking your settings
At this point of time; this is where you do most of the settings you want, for your network. I have highlighted the important ones in red.
1 – Profile. Basically, Intel Pro/Wireless uses profiles to manage the Wireless networks, so that you can connect easily to a network after connecting to it at least once. You can put any name for your Profile, because it does not really matters, it just helps in easily connecting to a network.
2 – Wireless Network Name (SSID) : The Wireless Network Name; it is the name used or created, so that you will know that it is created by yourself. It is similar to your house network, where you see unique names for a network, or names like linksys; SMC; SpeedTouchXXXXX (for Singtel users).
3 – Operating Mode : The operating mode, especially for PC-to-PC gaming, is to select Device to Device (Ad-Hoc). You will use this option to allow users to connect to your computer.
After configuration @ this point, press “Next”.
Part 6 : Security for your Network
At this point of time, you are setting security for your network. There are basically 3 different types of protection, as the one shown above is no protection. It means that users can easily join your wireless network, and hog on your bandwidth, without any password. The next screenshot will show you how to create protection, or just a basic protection, for your wireless network.
Part 7 : Having a 64-bit Encryption for your network; a basic form of protection
As shown in the screenshot above; now you select 64-Bit encryption for at least basic protection for your own wireless network.
In the Wireless Network Password, create a password that you wish to guard this network with. A easy example would be 00000FFFFF, 5 zeroes and 5 Fs. Use a combination of numbers and letters.
Key Index here refers to the number of passwords that you wish to have, so that if someone wish to join your network, he would need to know at least one of the passwords that you have created for your network.
After you have done all the configurations, press on “OK”.
Part 8 : Finish Creating your own Wireless Network
Part 9 : Connecting to your Network
If you have created successfully your network, it will be similar to the one shown above. It will display as “Not Connected”, until at least one user, other than yourself, have connect to the network, and it will change to “Connected”.
Congratulate yourself on creating the network successfully!
Just to answer some basic questions;
This Adhoc network works for the games currently shown below, but will work as long as there is a LAN option in the game you are playing.
Counterstrike Condition Zero
Warcraft III : Frozen Throne
Command and Conquer Generals
Command and Conquer Generals : Zero Hour
Command and Conquer 3 : Tiberium Wars
Unreal Tournament Series
Serious Sam 2
and many more!
Note : Always make sure that your firewall allows the game, or that your firewall is off. For RP students, just check that the program’s checkbox in the Exceptions tab in your Windows Firewall setting is ticked, and the program is in the list. For more questions/answers, please leave it in the comments section; I will do my best to answer any questions.
Guide written by
President of Gaming.RP
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