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Turning your windows PC/Laptop into a Wi-Fi Hotspot without Any Software

by John Bhatt
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This article is about to describe, how to convert your PC/Laptop into a Wi-Fi hotspot. These days, most of electronic gadgets are Wi-Fi enabled. What to do if there is no any Wi-Fi hotspot near you. Why not to turn your PC/Laptop into a Hotspot?

Oh! yes, Hotspot is another name of Coverage Area of Internet Network in case of Wireless Network. In this mode, WLAN is created between devices and typically use Wi-Fi for Internet Access or connecting to any other External Web Service.

Lets start our procedure without further delay.

Requirements:

What You Should Have.

  • Active Internet Connection (LAN or Any Data Card) on your Windows Device.
  • Wi-Fi hardware installed and drivers installed properly.
  • User Account with Admin Permission.
    See your Network Connections by typing ncpa.cpl in Run or Command Prompt.
Network Connections before Enabling Hostednetwork

Procedure to Create Hosted Network:

Step 1. To Enable Microsoft Hosted Network Virtual Adapter

Open Command Prompt with Administrator Rights. Type Following Command in Command Prompt.

netsh wlan set hostednetwork mode=allow ssid=john key=john1234

Command Description:

  • netsh : We are using NETSH utility here.
  • wlan : Changes will be made to ‘netsh wlan’ context here.
  • set : Sets configuration information.
  • hostednetwork : We are telling to change the properties of Hosted Network.
  • mode : Specifies to allow/dis-allow access to Hosted Network.
  • ssid : SSID of Hosted Network.
  • key : The user security key used by Hosted Network. Windows uses WEP2 authentication. 8 Characters minimum with Number.

Now wait for below message in Command Prompt.

The hosted network mode has been set to allow.
The SSID of the hosted network has been successfully changed.
The user key passphrase of the hosted network has been successfully changed.
netsh Success message

Step 2. To Start the Newly Created Hosted Network.

netsh wlan start hostednetwork
Start Command

Command Description:

  • netsh : We are using NETSH utility here.
  • wlan : Changes will be made to ‘netsh wlan’ context here.
  • start: We are starting hostednetwork

How Network Connections will look after starting.

Network Connections after Enabling Hostednetwork

Step 3. Share your Existing Internet with newly created Adapter.

  • Right Click on Internet Connection which is Active.
  • Choose Properties.
  • Click on Share Tab and Check the Box on ICS (Internet Connection Sharing) panel telling you to allow other users to connect using your internet connection.
  • Choose your Newly created Adapter, this must be created with Name Local Internet Connection *. Select from Dropdown and Click OK.

You have done, Now you have successfully started your Hotspot and can connect your devices to that hotspot.

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