AR-Drone 1.0 uses ad-hoc wifi, which Windows 8 does not provide a graphical way to connect to. Here’s how you connect Windows 8 or 8.1 to any ad-hoc network, including the quadcopter.
Setup – Needs to be done just once
- Go to the “Network and Sharing Center” and click “Set up a new connection or network”
- Select “Manually connect to a wireless network”
- Enter the SSID of the ad-hoc network into the “Network name” field (you can find visible ad-hoc networks via the command prompt: “netsh wlan show networks”)
- Configure security settings (for the AR-Drone, select no security / none)
- Uncheck “Start this connection automatically” (important)
- Click “Next”, then “Close”
- Run netsh wlan set profileparameter <ssid> connectiontype=ibss , and replace <ssid> with the SSID of your network.
- Run netsh wlan connect <ssid> . Replace <ssid> with the SSID of your network.
- The regular graphical way to connect or turn off the wifi should work. Otherwise, use netsh wlan disconnect
- Run netsh wlan delete profile <ssid> . Replace <ssid> with the SSID of your network.