I have recently started working on ad-hoc connection of Raspberry Pi 3. I am having difficulties creating an ad-hoc connection between windows 8 or 10 pc and the Raspberry Pi 3. I`ve tried to configure my RPi 3 ad-hoc as saying on this link Ad Hoc setup in RPi 3 and my configured code is shown below;

/etc/network/interfaces at RPi 3:

# interfaces(5) file used by ifup(8) and ifdown(8)

# Please note that this file is written to be used with dhcpcd
# For static IP, consult /etc/dhcpcd.conf and 'man dhcpcd.conf'

# Include files from /etc/network/interfaces.d:
source-directory /etc/network/interfaces.d

auto lo
iface lo inet loopback

iface eth0 inet manual

allow-hotplug wlan0
iface wlan0 inet static
    wireless-mode ad-hoc
    wireless-essid PiAdHocnet
    wireless-channel 1
    # wpa-conf /etc/wpa_supplicant/wpa_supplicant.conf

iface default inet dhcp

allow-hotplug wlan1
iface wlan1 inet manual
   wpa-conf /etc/wpa_supplicant/wpa_supplicant.conf

After this configuration, I reboot RP 3 and also reset wifi as

sudo ifdown wlan0
sudo ifup wlan0

then ad-hoc connection appears on windows 10 computer' s wifi list but when I try to connect, it says "can not connect to this network". cannot seem to find a solution to this problem, and no other documentation that I have read has contained any helpful information. Can you help me how can I connect my windows 8 or 10 computer to Raspberry Pi 3 ad-hoc?

When I follow instruction in this link and changed address with address and wireless-essid PiAdHocnet with wireless-essid RasbiNet, somehow I can connect to RPi 3 ad-hoc network by iPhone 5S

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  • I figured out how to connect RPi 3 ad-hoc network from windows 8 and 10. After my last modification (changed address with address and wireless-essid PiAdHocnet with wireless-essid and RasbiNet), I gave IP to my wifi. Wireless network picker in Windows 8 and 10 doesn't show ad-hoc networks, connecting must be done by hand. For connect to an ad-hoc WiFi network in Windows follow this link Commented Aug 2, 2017 at 18:40

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Without a DHCPv4 server running on your Pi Windows usually will be very sad. So sad. The ISC DHCPv4 server can be easily installed, from package isc-dhcp-server. Make sure to adapt its config file to reference the IPv4 subnet you have assigned to wlan0 where your AP is.

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