How to Turn a Windows 10 Computer into a Wi-Fi Hotspot Easily

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I have been using a 3G dongle for years now, but it may be getting old. A new 4G LTE data plan is much easier to find than an older 2 or even 1.5 GB ones (although I am not sure when they went out of style).

If you are like me and your Internet connection isn’t very fast anyways because there seem to be more people online these days, then check this article.

You can now turn your Windows 10 computer into a Wi-Fi Hotspot by sharing its internet connection! This is an easy way to connect all of your devices without any hassle.

You no longer need to set up third party software utilities, or use an old phone as a hotspot in order for other people to access the internet on their mobile device. All you have to do is follow these steps:


Benefits of Wi-Fi Hotspot in Windows 10:

The hosted network feature in Windows 10 allows you to create a Wi-Fi hotspot and then share it with your other Wi-Fi enabled devices. For those of us who are always on the go, this could be money-saving!

Creating a Wi-Fi hotspot in Windows 10 has never been easier. In fact, you can do it with just three lines of commands and be ready to go!

Microsoft does not provide any direct UI within the operating system for creating WiFi hotspots but fortunately they are easy enough to create using some simple tools on your computer.


How to Create Wi-Fi Hotspot in Windows 10 Using Command Prompt:

To create your Wi-Fi Hotspot in Windows10, using the Command Prompt, you need to follow the following steps:

Step One: Create Wi-Fi Hotspot

To create a Wi-Fi hotspot, you should have a wireless card installed on your laptop. Begin with turning on Wi-Fi to find the dedicated button or click Notification Center in Windows 10 and turn it on.

Next, open an elevated command prompt and make sure that you are logged in as administrator.

Press the Windows key + R to open a new command prompt. Type in cmd and hit enter, or just type “cmd” into your Start menu search box!

or, You’ll need to make sure you’re in Administrative Mode. Right-click on the Start button and select Command Prompt (Admin). This should open up a prompt for your command line needs!

In the command prompt Window, type the following command:

 
netsh wlan set hostednetwork mode=allow ssid=MyWi-Fi key=yourpassword

In the above command, “MyWi-Fi” is your Wi-Fi hotspot name and make sure to change it according to what you need. Password is always “yourpassword” so you don’t have any trouble remembering that one! Press enter now to create this successful network of ours.

If everything goes well then a success message will appear!

Step Two: Start Wi-Fi Hotspot

Now, we want to start the Wi-Fi Hotspot!

Type in another command:

netsh wlan start hostednetwork

Setting up a Wi-Fi hotspot is not as hard it seems, especially with the instructions below.

First you will need to open your PC and start hosted network, put a connection named _____ (or whatever you name it) will appear in the Network Connection list.

The next step is to share the existing internet connection with a newly created Wi-Fi hotspot. This means that phone and tablet users will be able to wirelessly connect their devices without having an active mobile broadband subscription.

Go to Control Panel, Network and Internet, then open Network connection.

Now Right-click on Your existing internet connection and then select properties. In my case, it is Mobile Broadband 3.

Now in Properties windows, go to Sharing tab.

On Sharing tab, check “Allows other network user to connect through this computer’s Internet Connection.”

Now, Click on “Select a Private Network” and select the newly created Wi-Fi connection from the drop down list.

To Save the settings, click on OK button and close the properties window.

That’s all! Now you are able to use your Wi-Fi for you phone, Tablet and other Wi-Fi enabled devices.

You can stop Wi-Fi connection either by turning off Wi-Fi or by typing “netsh wlan stop hostednetwork” command in command prompt.


Conclusion:

If you’re looking for a simple way to turn your Windows 10 computer into a Wi-Fi hotspot, this article has got the answer. We will show how you can use open command prompt on Windows 10 and share its internet connection with other devices without any third party software utility.

This is also useful when using public wireless networks that have limited data plans or if no available internet connection at all! What are some of the reasons why people would want to setup a wifi hotspot? Let me know in the comment section below.

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