How To Turn Your Windows Device Into A WiFi Hotspot

How To Turn Your Windows Device Into A WiFi Hotspot

There are many reasons why one would love to turn their Windows device into a WiFi hot-spot; hook up other devices to the internet, et cetera.

Lets get down to business!

Launch Command Prompt with administrator privileges (hit Windows + X + A). Alternatively right-click bottom left of your screen and then select “Command Prompt (Admin)”. If user control dialog appears you have to allow the command prompt to run in administrator mode (i.e. click “Yes” on the dialog).

In the admin command prompt run the two commands consecutively (one after the other in order);

  1. netsh wlan set hostednetwork mode=allow ssid=”YourWiFiName” key=”YourPassword”
  2. netsh wlan start hostednetwork

where” YourWiFiName” is your preferred Service Set ID, the WiFi hot-spot identifier name as seen on “available WiFi networks” screens and “YourPassword” is your preferred pass-code for the hot-spot.

Now we need to share the internet connection from our internet link to our hot-spot. In this example case we are sharing the internet connection “Afri” to our hot-spot network which happens to be named by the system to be “Lenovo Easyplus Hotspot”. To do so we go to the Network and Sharing Center and configure as show in the image below.

You should now see your WiFi hot-spot indicating internet access.

Viola! Done. Hope it helps.

Pleasant browsing and remember where the best Tech is.

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