The great news is most computers and devices, already support the peer-to-peer wireless ad-hoc networking. This means that no extra software is required to be installed on your computer.
To setup a wireless ad-hoc network, you need a computer that has a 802.11B or 802.11G wireless card. Most modern laptops come with this hardware by default. On the computer that has the resources you want to share, you need to setup ad-hoc networking, then the clients only need to connect to it.
- Double-click the Wireless Network Connection icon in the notification area (bottom right of your screen).
- Press the Properties button, then click the 'Wireless Networks' tab.
- Press the Add button, you should now be on the Association tab.
- Type a name for your network in the SSID box (like: Bob's computer).
- Check 'This is a computer-to-computer (ad hoc) network; wireless access points are not used.' checkbox (look at the bottom of the screen).
- If you're not going using data encryption to protect the traffic on your network, choose Disabled from the 'Data encryption' drop-down menu.
- Press the OK buttons, and your done.