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Unable to Start Ad Hoc Network WIndows 8 "netsh wlan start hosted" "The group or resource is not in the correct state to perform the requested operation."

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  • I posted this on answers.microsoft.com and was told to repost this here.

    I am trying to start an Ad Hoc network on my Windows 8 Notebook, an Asus R503U, and every time I get to the step of typing in "netsh wlan start hosted" I get "The group or resource is not in the correct state to perform the requested operation."

    I have been following this guide: http://4sysops.com/archives/how-to-share-wi-fi-in-windows-8-with-internet-connection-sharing-ics/

    Before doing anything I started with the command, "netsh wlan show drivers" and I got, "Hosted network supported  : Yes."

    I have tried going to Control Panel->Network and Internet->Network Connections Then right clicking my Wifi adapter, going to preferences, Sharing, and making sure, "Allow other network users to connect through this computers internet connection" is checked.

    I have tried going through device manager and ensuring under Preferences->Power Management the, "Allow the computer to turn off this device to save power" box is checked.

    I have also tried disabling/re-enabling the adapter to to avail.

    The driver is up to date according to the Asus website.

    I tried Connectify and I still cannot create a network.

    I tried Virtual Router and received the exact same error as I do with CMD. "The group or resource is not in the correct state to perform the requested operation."

    I have also gone to Device Manager and scanned for new Network Devices. It completed extremely quickly, faster than in the video I found on this forum, and nothing new appeared.

    I am really at a loss here and would really appreciate some help!
    Wednesday, October 09, 2013 4:01 PM

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