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HippoRemote Tip #12 – HippoRemoting With No Internet (Windows Edition)

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Yesterday, we showed you how to use your Mac to create a wireless network. On Windows, it’s pretty much the same, though you have to dig a bit more into your network configuration.

Here are links on how to create an ad hoc network for XP and Vista:

Windows XP: Set up a wireless network without a router

How to Set Up Ad Hoc Wireless Network in Windows Vista

Instructions for Windows 7 are basically the same as for Vista. However, it looks like the Public Beta and the RC both have driver bugs that prevent ad hoc networks from working right. Hopefully these bugs have been fixed in the soon-to-be-released final version.

I also strongly recommend installing iTunes or Bonjour for Windows. Either one, used with HippoVNC, will eliminate the need to fuss with IP addresses.

October 16th, 2009 at 12:08 pm

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  1. I tried installing iTunes and using my computer name as the host(i.e. .local) and I still cannot connect to my Windows 7 box. However, if I use the IP Address explicitly, it works fine. Has this feature been removed?

    Tony Perez

    27 Apr 11 at 11:42 am

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