When two or more computers that are equipped with wireless Internet cards are configured to connect to each other in a network, it is referred to as an "ad hoc" network. If one of the two computers in an ad hoc network has Internet connectivity, then this connection can be shared with the computer not on the Internet. Prior to Windows 7, ad hoc networks could not be shared with Blackberry phones. Since the release of Windows 7, the Connectify freeware application can be used to configure your laptop or home computer to allow ad hoc connections from Blackberry phones.
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Download and install the Connectify application (see Resources) to a computer that is using the Windows 7 operating system.
Enter a Wi-Fi network name and password in the configuration fields on the installation menu that opens when you double-click the Connectify download file, then click the refresh button located on the upper right-hand corner of the menu screen.
Select the "Network Connections" menu option on your Blackberry device.
Choose the network name from the listing of available network connections that corresponds to the Connectify network name you previously saved.
Open your Blackberry e-mail program or mobile browser and you will be connected to an ad hoc network.
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