I want to be able to run a server (created with python sockets) on a raspberry pi 2 and connect to a client running on pc via wifi without having a connection to a router or to the internet.
I've done a lot of research and followed numerous tutorials but I still haven't been able to so much as ping the pi from my pc. Should I be focusing on creating an ad-hoc network between the pc and the pi, or should I be trying to configure the pi as an access point of some kind? All I need to do is to be able to send the pi simple textual/numerical messages from client which will run on my pc.
If anyone could point me in the right direction I would be grateful!
The Pi has the latest version of raspbian and I'd like to run the client from my pc using either linux or windows 10, either way doesn't really matter to me.