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iTach Wi-Fi Connection and Setup Guide

Last Updated: Nov 03, 2014 02:10PM EST
The iTach Wi-Fi Connection and Setup Guide covers setup and configuration of the iTach WF2IR gateway, but applies to all Global Caché Wi-Fi models.

The Connection and Setup Guide is currently available two different ways:
1) Downloadable, printable PDF:
iRule Tutorial GC iTach (WF) PDF

2) YouTube video tutorial:
Be sure to switch to 720p and view the video full-screen for best viewing.




3) To connect to Adhoc Network using Windows 8.1


Because the wireless network picker in Windows 8.1 doesn't show ad-hoc networks, connecting must be done by hand. To see all networks in range, including ad-hoc, run this command in command shell (cmd.exe):

> netsh wlan show networks

 

SETUP

This must be done once per network.

  • go to "Network and Sharing Center"
  • click "Set up a new connection or network"
  • double click "Manually connect to a wireless network"
  • enter the SSID of the ad-hoc network (as shown by "netsh wlan show networks") into the "Network name" field
  • configure security settings accordingly
  • uncheck "Start this connection automatically" (important)
  • click "Next", then "Close"

Run this command (important):

> netsh wlan set profileparameter <ssid> connectiontype=ibss

Replace <ssid> with the SSID of your network.

 

CONNECT

After setting up, run this command whenever you want to connect:

> netsh wlan connect <ssid>

Replace <ssid> with the SSID of your network.

Hovering over WiFi icon in system tray will show the name of the network that you are currently connected to, even if it's an ad-hoc network (the network picker will not show it if it's ad-hoc). The name is also visible in "Network and Sharing Center" window.

 

DISCONNECT

To disconnect from the ad-hoc network: connect to a different network, turn off wifi, or run this command:

> netsh wlan disconnect

 

CLEANUP

To remove the network profile from Windows, run this command:

> netsh wlan delete profile <ssid>

Replace <ssid> with the SSID of your network.


 

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