My new laptop is a Lenovo Thinkpad X230, and the wireless adapter in it is the Intel Centrino Advanced-N 6205 (for which I paid extra, being a more advanced wireless adapter). It is running Windows 8 Pro. I have the newest driver package installed for the wireless adapter from the Lenovo support site.
I have had a problem connecting to an adhoc connection, described in detail below. This problem has not occured with other laptops or other devices I have, As that laptop is the first computer I have owned that runs Windows 8, I assumed the problem is probably related to that OS. I posted about it yesterday in the Windows 8 forums at: Cannot connect to Internet through peer-to-peer connection (I will also paste the text of that post below.) No resolution of that problem yet on that forum.
It occurs to me though, that the only thing new is not the OS, that the laptop with the problem is the first one I have had with the Intel Centrino Advanced-N 6205 wireless adapter. The problem might have to do with the adapter, its driver, settings, etc. Therefore, I decided to join this forum, and post the message here as well. I will paste the text of that other post below. I hope someone here can help with the problem. Thank you.
I sometimes tether to my smartphone (HD2, running Windows Mobile 6.5) with an app called WMWiFiRouter, which creates a wi-fi hotspot using the 3g connection of the phone.
Despite "router" being in the app's name, it sets the connection up as a peer-to-peer (adhoc) network.
This works with computers I have used it with running Windows XP and Windows 7. It also works with an Ipod Touch and Ipad I have.
However, so far I cannot get it to work on my new Windows 8 laptop. It connects to the adhoc network, but reports it as having "No Internet Access" (although other computers and devices can connect to the Internet through it), and indeed, one cannot connect to any web site, nor read e-mail, etc., with the Windows 8 computer when connected to my tethered wi-fi network.
I tried turning off the Windows Firewall. Didn't help. Same problem.
Does anyone reading have an idea, how I can get the Windows 8 laptop (Lenovo X230) to connect to the Internet through the adhoc network of my smartphone, as my Windows XP and 7 computers can, and other devices?
Thank you in advance for your help.