Daihinia 1.7.9 was available as a giveaway on October 7, 2013!
Daihinia is a tool for WiFi. It turns a simple Ad-Hoc network into a Multi-hop Ad-Hoc network. Multi-hop Ad-Hoc networks offer a higher level of flexibility than the usual Infrastructure Mode: in Infrastructure Mode all the computers have to be in the range of the Access Point, while in Multi-hop Ad-Hoc networks they have to be within one another's range, possibly forming chains longer than one hop.
Basically, Daihinia offers a Mesh Network layer for WiFi Ad-Hoc (IBSS) networks, making the network infrastructure be implicitly maintained by the users themselves. It's a nice idea that a network user supports the network around him/her just by the fact that he/she uses the network.
Unlike other solutions that allow mesh topology only between Access Points, Daihinia uses IBSS Mode and adds mesh functionality directly to computers, and does not use Access Points at all. Daihinia is implemented as an intermediate network driver for Windows systems and is completely transparent for programs.
Commercial usage is allowed.
Windows XP SP3, Vista SP2, 2008 SP2, W7 SP1 (x32/x64)
No error. Under Windows XP the Daihinia Control Application returned the following Error when trying to create the ad-hoc network: WlanSetProfile returned 0x000004B6 Reason: Invalid auth/cipher combination. (0x00040009)