Many of the times, we rarely need to play LAN games like Need For Speed, Counter Strike and Age of Empires while sitting together with some friends in park or college. But, we didn’t know how to connect together computer to play LAN games without wire or on WLAN. Though, it was possible that time to set up a wireless network and play games, but it was too much completed. Lots of users requested us to develop a agent to create wireless lan to play games. And still too many people do not know how to connect two computer on WLAN and play LAN games. So, now you can play LAN games on WLAN on an ease.
Since, it is not possible here to explain individually about all LAN games to play on WLAN. So, I’m taking counter strike as an example and by this example you will come to know, how easy is to play other LAN Games on wifi or wireless LAN.
How to play Counter Strike 1.6 on WLAN or Wireless LAN
In order to play Counter Strike 1.6 on WLAN you and all your friends need to have a wireless or wi-fi network adapter. It comes default with laptops or if you or any of your friend has a desktop PC then you need to purchase a USB wi-fi, it is not expensive.
In every LAN game, you need to create a server or host on one computer, while other plays as clients. Here, creating a host actually means creating a wireless network, a wifi-network.
How to create wireless network?
There are several ways to create a wireless network, here I suggest you 2 ways, one is complex, require some commands to enter while other one is easy as a click, do either of them.
Method 1(easy): Download our free WLAN Launcher (83 KB), no install required. Open it and click on start and you need not to do anything.
WLAN Launcher will manage other things automatically and its done, wireless network is created. Default network name is WLAN and default password is launcher
Method 2: If WLAN Launcher fails to work due to any reason, may be your .NET framework is not fine or corrupt or it might be possible that some of your files of operating system is corrupt.
Go to Search, Type cmd, right click on it and Run as Administrator. Now type following commands as they are:
netsh wlan set hostednetwork mode=allow ssid=”WLAN” key=launcher
netsh wlan start hostednetwork
If all went well. Then reply will come as Hosted Network Started Successfully. And you are done.
How to create Counter Strike LAN Game Server
Step 1: Open your counter strike 1.6, click on NewGame and then choose map and number of players.
Step 2: Now click on Game Tab and type in the Hostname, My First WLAN
Step 3: Do whatever extra settings you want for your game and then click on start to start the game.
It done, counter strike LAN game server created.
You must check for the game firewall settings as shown in the image, as soon as it gets prompted. Otherwise WLAN Counter Strike server will not work. You can also change the firewall settings from the control panel whenever you want.
How to connect other players on Wireless Lan (WLAN)
After creating the host or game server, go to your friends computer that has wifi enabled and working fine.
Step 1: Search for the network name WLAN, connect to it with password launcher
Step 2: Now open counter strike in that computer click on Find Servers and then click on LAN tab and there you will find your host or lan game server, just click and connect to it.
All Done, Enjoy Playing !!
So, isn’t that simple enough, indeed it is. Well, now you need do almost same for other LAN games also to paly them on wifi or wireless (WLAN). But, be sure to check firewall settings both on host’s and client’s PC before making any connections.