Turn Your Windows 10 Laptop Into a Wi-Fi Hotspot

Did you know you can share a Windows 10 laptop internet connection with other wireless devices. Just by running few command lines we can turn a Windows 10 laptop into a Wi-Fi hotspot.

Before turning your Windows 10 laptop into a Wi-Fi Hotspot we need to make sure that the laptop supports Hosted network.

1. Right click on Start and select Command Prompt (Admin).

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2. In the command prompt type:

netsh wlan show drivers

( If it says : “Hosted network supported  : Yes” you are able to create the Wi-Fi hotspot).

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3. If supported, Let’s turn the laptop into a hotspot. In the command prompt type:

netsh wlan set hostednetwork mode=allow ssid=ssidname key=wifipassword

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4. Now our hotspot is configured, lets get the service started by entering this command:

netsh wlan start hostednetwork

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5. Once created we need to make it sharable, click on start search and select “ncpa.cpl” from the results.

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6. Right click on the adapter currently being used to access the internet and click on Properties. ( In this written post I am using the Wireless adapter to access the internet.)

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7. Click on Sharing tab and check markAllow other network users to connect through this computer’s Internet connection, under Home network connection:  select your hosted network name from the drop-down and uncheck “Allow other network users to control or disable the shared Internet connection”. Click OK to save settings.

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Now you can use any wireless device and access the internet using the Windows 10 Wi-Fi hotspot you have created. In case you wish to stop or disable your hotspot run command prompt as admin and type “netsh wlan stop hostednetwork” you are done!

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