Last Updated Dec 5, 2010 11:38 PM EST
Here's how to create your network:
- On one PC, click the Wi-Fi signal strength icon in the Notification Area.
- Choose Open Network and Sharing Center.
- Choose Set up a new connection or network.
- Choose Set up a wireless ad-hoc (computer-to-computer) network.
Then, on the other computer(s) that want to join this ad-hoc network, click the Wi-Fi signal strength icon and choose the network from the list. Join it like you would any other Wi-Fi network.
Don't underestimate the simplicity and convenience of an ad-Hoc network to quickly share files between two or more PCs.
Would you rather share files without creating or joining a new network? Don't forget about these more common alternatives: