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How to Create Free Wi-Fi Hotspot on Windows 10

A feature that we last saw on Windows 7, hosted network is now also available on Windows 10. For those of you who don’t know what it is and what it can possibly be used for, let me explain it to you. To put it in simple words, the hosted network feature lets you create a virtual wireless adapter which will enable you to connect multiple devices to your computer.

So if you have internet access on your computer and want to access it on multiple devices, this is the way to do it. However, not many people are aware of this feature and very few people know how to create a Wi-Fi hotspot in Windows 10.

So today, we’re going to teach you how to do it. Let’s get to it.

Check if your wireless adapter supports Hosted Networks

Before we can create a mobile hotspot on your computer, we first have to make sure that the wireless adapter on your device supports hosted networks. In order to do this, open the command prompt window on your Desktop and type in the following command:

NETSH WLAN show drivers

The look for the following.

If the result is Yes, we can proceed further.

Create Wi-Fi Hotspot In Windows 10

  1. Open the command prompt window on your desktop and type in the following command:

    NETSH WLAN set hostednetwork mode=allow ssid=Your_SSID key=Your_Passphrase.

    Here “ssid” would be the name of the Wi-Fi hotspot you want to create and “passphrase” would be its password which has to be a minimum 8 characters. This step will create the Wi-Fi hotspot.

  2. The next command we enter would be to activate the hotspot:

    NETSH WLAN start hostednetwork.

So this way, you can create your Wi-Fi hotspot in Windows 10. After you have created the Wi-Fi hotspot, it is essential to share an active internet connection with it. Learn how to share your internet connection with a Hosted Network in Windows 10. Now if you want to stop or remove the hotspot from the system, follow the steps given below.

Stop Wi-Fi Hotspot In Windows 10

  1. Stopping a Wi-Fi hotspot in Windows 10 is as easy as creating it. Just enter the following command:

    NETSH WLAN stop hostednetwork

  2. Similarly, you can replace “stop” in the above command to start, enable or disable a wireless hosted network.

NETSH WLAN start hostednetwork

NETSH WLAN set hostednetwork mode= allow

NETSH WLAN set hostednetwork mode= disallow

So this was our tutorial on how to create a Wi-F mobile hotspot on your Windows 10 operated laptop or computer. We hope this article was helpful and now you are able to create a Wi-Fi hotspot in Windows 10. But due to some reason if you are still facing any trouble then you can ask your problem or query in the comments below.

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Tejan is an Engineering Student who loves to Explore and solve various Windows related problems. Email: Deinosloveskfc@gmail.com

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