If you are using Android smart-phones then you are also aware that android phones doesn’t support the Ad-hoc wireless networks. Sometime it became very annoying, recently I shared an apps Wi-fi Ad-hoc enabler on Hack Illusion, then i received an email from one of my valuable reader, he ask me to connect ad-hoc signal to his newly purchased Galaxy Note,(I also brought few days ago and did all settings on very first day), his situation is funny also, So I am sharing that email here because almost every new buyers also faced the same situation.
” Hello Sir,
Yesterday i purchased samsung galaxy note(n7000), and i am very happy to buy this phone. So in my home i created hotspot on my laptop and shared internet through my main internet connection(actually my friends told me about this hotspot function, he already used internet on his iPhone through ad-hoc). everything is fine here, after this i scan wifi signal on my phone and my phone don’t catch any wifi signal, I try all things but it is not work. I am thinking that my phone wifi is not working, and i go to the shop from where i buy it, and make a complaint on this, so one person are checking my phone and he said me your wifi is working and show me proof, I ask him the solution, then they only tell me that for this you have to root your phone and then enable the ad-hoc. So then I root my device from my friends(but he is only know rooting process) and then i do a lot of googling and find your this link for enable wifi adhoc, http://www.hackillusion.com/wifi-ad-hoc-enabler-for-android-devices/ , but this apps is not working on my galaxy note. Will you tell me any other application name which works on my phone.”
After reading the above email you have enough idea, how less techie person faces the problems. So Here I am providing the same methods which I did to enable Ad-Hoc on my Samsung Galaxy Note,
Requirements to Enable Ad-hoc on Samsung Galaxy Note:-
1. You Devices is already rooted, If not then follow this Guide.
2. Need Root Explorer, Purchased it from android market, or download free from the below link
3. Download wpa_supplicant+Root Explorer from (http://www.mediafire.com/?xu99ccaci5hld7r) and extract both files on a folder.
How to Enable Ad-hoc for Wireless Networks on Samsung Galaxy Note:-
The whole process is to replace the existing wpa_supplicant file to the downloaded file from steps 3. Now check in brief,
Step 1:- Send Both files (wpa_supplicant+Root Explorer) on your Device either bluetooth or USB cable.
Step 2:- Now install Root Explorer.apk files and open it.
Step 3:- Now Go to this path /system/bin/ and click on Mount R/O Button to change from Read Only Mode to Read Write Mode.
Step 4:- Rename the wpa_supplicant to any new name and then move the new wpa_supplicant to same path(/system/bin/).
Step 5:- Now adjust file permissions of new file to same as below figure.
Step 6:- Change the /System/bin/ mode to read only mode.
Step 7:- Now Enable WiFi and connect your ad-hoc network like a normal wi-fi network.
Tell me, Is this method working for you.