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Help Creating an ad hoc wifi connection...

I would like to create an ad hoc network on my lap top at work and share its internet connection with my Droid since I have weak connectivity during the day. I figured this might improve my battery life a little as well as my connection speed. I can't get the Droid to find the connection once it has been created. Has anyone else tried this? Can this even be done right now?
 
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I would like to create an ad hoc network on my lap top at work and share its internet connection with my Droid since I have weak connectivity during the day. I figured this might improve my battery life a little as well as my connection speed. I can't get the Droid to find the connection once it has been created. Has anyone else tried this? Can this even be done right now?

OKAY, it's been a year and Froyo is everywhere...is there a way now for me to share my laptop's Clear 4G connection with my Droid over an ad hoc connection? I would settle for a paid app at this point.
 
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Hey gregbridwell: I got to thinking--this problem is two-sided, right? I mean, (1) Android will not accept an ad hoc wireless connection; and (2) Windows will not offer an AP connection. If there's still no app that can compel Android to see ad hoc SSID's, there is a way to make your Windows platform act like an access point.

It's called Connectify, but it only supports Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2. Doesn't matter if you're running 32- or 64-bit versions, but it definitely does not work on Starter Edition.

Connectify is free, so if you've already got Windows 7 installed, I commend it to you wholeheartedly. Easy to configure, no adware, and works as advertised. I use it to share files between Droid and laptop over wi-fi even when I'm not using it to piggyback on my Clear 4G connection. Verizon 3G can be pretty fast, but it doesn't give me 10.5 Mbps (down) in the bathroom.
 
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