Windows 7(connecting PC) does not save Ad hoc network profile.

I have created a Ad hoc network for sharing my internet connection.

I have been using Windows 7 since launch on the host pc.

The client PC earliear had Windows Vista(The PC that connects to the ad hoc network) Under Vista I had saved the network so it shouldnt ask for a  password everytme.

Now I have upgraded the client PC to Windows 7 and every time I connect to the ad hoc network I have to enter the password. It is simply not giving an option to save it like Vista had.

This pops up every time.

Please note I am talking about the client PC..the one that is at the receiving end.

On my host PC I have saved the ad hoc network. On my client PC I am unable to.

These 2 links are useless for me



Tell your friends

If you saved your ad hoc network and you want your friends to connect to it (to play those games!), here’s how they can do it:

  1. Click the Start button , click Connect To , click the network you want to join, and then clickConnect .

  2. On the Successfully connected to <network name> page, if you want to connect to this network again later, click theSave this network check box, and then click Close . (Ad hoc networks normally disappear after you disconnect from them.


Ad Hoc networks are designed to be temporary. That being the case, it's not possible to save an Ad Hoc network's security settings.

If you'd like to see this feature changed in future versions of Windows, I'd highly recommend sending your feedback via the link below:

Windows 7 Feedback

Cody C
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Last updated October 21, 2019 Views 4,526 Applies to: