Turn Laptop in to free Wifi Internet Hotspot Windows 7 8 and 10


This tutorial teach you how to make your laptop a wifi hotspot. Using this method you can turn your laptop in to wifi hotspot and share LAN internet or USB dongle Internet with other wifi supported instruments like mobiles and other laptops.

Tags: Access Point, Router, Virtual Router, Wifi Router, wifi virtual router, hotspot, mhotspot, connectify, USB internet, USB dongle, USB stick,

#could not started wifi hostspot
1. Press Windows Key + R, type devmgmt.msc in the Run dialog box and hit Enter, this should open Device Manager.
2. In the Device Manager window, expand Network adapters, from the list pick the wireless adapter and do a right click on it and select Properties or simply @the-hosted-network-couldnt-be-started# on it.
3. In the Properties window, switch to Power Management tab, here make sure that option Allow the computer to turn off this device to save power is checked/enabled.

Right click the “My Computer” icon at the desktop and then open “properties“. In the left pane open “Device Manager“.In device manager go to the “network adapters” and find your Wireless adapter there, I am supposing here that you want to make a wifi hotspot for the internet connection sharing to a wifi enabled device.Right click on the wireless adapter :there must be wifi adapter word in the wireless adapter’s name: and open “properties“.Go to the power management tab and make it sure that you have selected the option “Allow this device to wake up the computer” also tick “Allow the computer to turn of this device to save power” then hit ok. Save the settings and get out.

#Double IP configuration Do not work
Go to your Network setting and ensure only one IP is set.

#No internet access
Check Both are private or Public Networks.. Stop wifi and hotspot.. Remove sharing.. Add sharing again.. go to settings :look at 3:03 in video:.. Select Everything.. Press OK.. Restart the PC and then “Start Hostednetowrk” once again.. It should work now

# Make All network Private or Public
Change Network Status Using Group Policy Editor
1. Press Windows Key + R combination and put gpedit.msc in Run dialog box.

2. In the left pane navigate to:

Computer Configuration – Windows Settings – Security Setting – Network List Manager Policies

#Share ICS
A service needed by ICS is not running.

Click Start, Run, type services.msc, and click OK. To enable a service, find it in the right pane and double-click its entry. Be sure its Startup Type is set to Automatic and click OK. All the following services must be configured in order to use ICS:

Application Layer Gateway Service
Network Connections
Network Location Awareness
Plug And Play
Remote Access Auto Connection Manager
Remote Access Connection Manager
Remote Procedure Call

After verifying and/or configuring Automatic startup for each of these services, close the Services window and restart the computer.

#deleted the adapter
goto start-run type devmgmt.msc
then goto view-show all hidden devices
drop down “Network Adapters”
right click on “Microsoft Hosted Network Virtual Adapter”
then in the Admin CMD type
netsh wlan stop hostednetwork
netsh wlan start hostednetwork
you should be able to get it to work again

#Change Password
netsh wlan set hostednetwork key=newpassword … Replace “newpassword” with your password. whatever you want.. keep it more then 6 Character..


  1. This all seems awesome until you realize any laptop running windows 10 with the capability to do this already has a built in option for hotspot

  2. It work, when i stop from cmd i can start it again but when i stop from disable icon, it cannot start again, please help me

  3. why is this problem to my PC ?how to resolve this ?please ? i have done all of this showed on this video,but it tells me :
    A device attached to the sistem is not fuctioning….


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