How to Enable AdHoc WiFi on Galaxy Tab 10.1!

Want to tether your Galaxy Tab 10.1 to your AdHoc WiFi on Android smartphone?

You can by rooting your Tab 10.1 and installing a wifi module that supports AdHoc.

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This also works on any Android tablet device.

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14 Responses to How to Enable AdHoc WiFi on Galaxy Tab 10.1!

  1. James says:

    How is this different from just connecting to your smartphone running as a WiFi hotspot?

  2. Vlad says:

    Can you do the copying with the root explorer instead?

  3. Jerry says:

    FYI, there is a simpler way to do this as explained in xda forum that doesn’t requires adb. All you need is ES file explorer and rooted. Here is the guide:

  4. inzel says:

    Great work! Worked perfectly on my wifi only Galaxy tab 10.1.

    I am wondering tho… how are you editing the wpa_supplicant file? I am having trouble with that on a different tablet. I want to be able to edit the file myself. Can you tell me how you edited yours please?

  5. michael says:

    Can someone help me out. I am trying to connect my galaxy tab to my galaxy s2 phone. Both of them are rooted. I download the zip onto my tablet and open using android zip. I then use rootexplorer to access the wpa file. I copy the new one and mount rw to the old wp file. When i went to turn on the wifi, i got an error. I replace the old wp file that came with the tab and the wifi works but no adhoc. How can i get the new wp file to work on my tab.

  6. Ben says:

    Does this process work on honey comb3.2 as well? for some reason it does not grant me Super User!!! PLEASE ADVISE

  7. John says:

    Im rooted..with CWM..i downloaded free wireless tether from market…when i open it up and click it to start tethering it forcecloses and thats it…do i need to do the above inorder to make wireless tether work?

  8. Wayra says:

    Funciona !!! Gracias !
    Importante saber que:
    1.-Para solucionar el “divice not found” yo instalé el Samsumg Kies

    Antes de empezar debes saber que:
    Para solucionar el “cp” not found, debes ser el Root de tu divice.

    1.-El Tablet tiene que estar ROOTeado (descargar del Market)
    2.-El Busybox debe estar instalado (descargar del Market)

    Luego sigue los pasos tal cual los enseña esta web.

    Gracias. Por fin me funcionó.

  9. Mario Duarte says:

    I used this procedure to use Adhoc connection in my Galaxy 10.1 with android 4.0.4 but wifi still disabled. Any idea? Thanks a lot.

  10. Wandile says:

    used this procedure to use Adhoc connection in my Galaxy 7 plus with android 4.0.4 but wifi still disabled/not working after replacing wpa_supplicant. the tablet is rooted. Any idea why is it not working? Thanks a lot.

  11. Subu says:

    first up all thank you your a great help i followed your instruction and rooted my note gt-n8000 but your wap supplicant file did not work so i couldn’t access my ad-hoc network . later i found that it’s for different model can you generate & upload a suitable wpa_supplicant file for ad hoc network access in gt-n8000. I will be great full to you.
    Your follower

  12. MICHAEL says:


  13. dag says:

    Tried this and wifi was not connecting at all. Took the hints of turning on airplain mode prior to performing these tasks and also left the remount command as “mount -o rw,remount /system”. Wifi does not work at all…still. Rooted tablet, busybox installed, all that is fine…but still no wifi…nothing. Ideas????

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