The process of establishing an ad hoc network involves two steps:
Setting up the network on one machine
Connecting to the ad hoc network from one or more other machines
In this section, I'll show you how to set up an ad hoc network between two laptops with Intel Centrino mobile technology running Windows XP. We'll start by defining the ad hoc network on your computer, then we'll go to your friend's computer and join it. Neither step—setting up the ad hoc network and connecting to it—is difficult. In particular, connecting to an ad hoc network is pretty much the same as connecting to any other wireless network.
Starting at your computer, open the Network Connections window either by right-clicking on ...