Samsung Galaxy S without doubt is a gem of a phone with all round capability be it for business or for gaming needs. The only problem I encountered with the phone was it lacked the feature to connect to ad-hoc wireless networks. The two scenario where I it baffled me was :
1. I was not able to share the laptop internet connection with my Samsung Galaxy S over the wifi ad-hoc network.
2. It also restrained me from playing multiplayer Gameloft games with my friend over wifi.
Now here is a fix to connect your Samsung to ad-hoc wifi network.
Note: You must root your phone before proceeding any further. If you have not yet rooted your phone here is a easiest one click rooting method.
- Create an ad-hoc wifi network on your laptop (WEP).
- Download a small file wpa_supplicant for your Samsung Galaxy s and remove the .txt extension such that the file will have a blank extension.
- Download and install Root Explorer on your phone and grant it root super user privileges.
- Transfer the wpa_supplicant file to your phone SD card.
- Now copy wpa_supplicant file to /system/bin folder using Root Explorer installed earlier (don’t forgot to backup your original wpa_supplicant file).
That’s all, now you can connect your Samsung Galaxy S to ad-hoc network and share your laptop’s internet connection or play multiplayer game over wifi.