How to show and connect to ad-hoc in windows 8.1 pro with wmc

Hi there !
I have updated my windows 8 pro to windows 8.1 pro with wmc, but when i want to connet to an ad-hoc network, i can't found any ad-hoc network, so how to show and connect to ad-hoc in windows 8.1 ?
if there are no way to connect with tools in windows, so can you give me the reference link to download thrid-party tools to show and connect to the ad-hoc network ?
thanks you for the answer

Its working for me now.

Yes this has been a major problem for me as I use my Phone WiFi to use internet and it's a Ad-Hoc Network. Somehow my Wifi Dongle from "D-Link" is able to detect and connect to any Ad-Hoc network. This wnot possible with the in-built wireless lan in the laptop.

Earlier I had tried the longer route through CMD mentioned in the chains of responses here, but the WiFi network used to drop put very frequently. So I sticked with the WiFi Dongle solution instead.

Recently, I again tried to connect to the Ad-Hoc network hoping that some recent Windows Patch would have fixed the problem. Alas the same "Exclamation Mark" in the taskbar, saying I have limited connection and no link to Internet. Then I ran Network Diagnostics on the same to see if that brings out something new. The result was a message saying "DHCP not enabled for your <Wireless LAN Name>". I let the Diagnostic Tool do an autofix and "Mama Mia", no exclamation mark!!!!!, I am connected to the Internet now.

I tried restarting and reconnecting and it works fine now.

Let me know if this works for everyone.

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Last updated August 30, 2019 Views 23,157 Applies to: