How do I turn off connecting to ad-hoc (computer-to-computer) network connections on my wireless-enabled computer?
As long as the icon of the wireless network you are connecting to looks like four rounded bars displaying signal strength, you are connected to a wireless access point.
If the icon of the wireless network you are connecting to looks like a computer rather than a display of signal strength, you are connecting to an ad-hoc (computer to computer) network, which is not the real BelleAire.
To see an icon displaying your wireless connectivity in the menu bar of your Mac (version 10.6 or later):
Important: You must type the phrases below exactly as they appear for the filter to work properly. If you are uncomfortable using the command prompt on your own, please bring your computer to the ResNet Office for assistance.
Ad-hoc networks cannot be created by default in Windows 8. At this time ResNet is not expecting ad-hoc networks to pose networking problems with Windows 8 computers connected to the network in the residence halls. We will be monitoring the network for issues, and will make documentation available for Windows 8 devices if necessary. We do not recommend creating or connecting to ad-hoc networks in ResNet.
Last Modified July 23, 2014