Within 5 minutes, you can turn Windows 10 Laptop into Wifi Hotspot easily without using any software. This feature was supported by operating system itself and user need to activate it to make Windows 10 laptop into Wifi hotspot. Actually there are few third party tools like Virtual Router Plus, Connectify etc but there are much needed to create virtual hotspot using Laptop that runs with Windows 10 operating system.
Here are the commands you need to execute to make this feature work. Make sure to run all the commands with administrative rights.
1. netsh wlan show drivers – This command shows whether your laptop supports this virtual hotspot feature or not.
2. netsh wlan set hostednetwork mode=allow ssid= key=
Here SSID means the name you would like to broadcast. This could be anything. And the Key means the password. You can enter your desired password.
3. netsh wlan start hostednetwork
This particular command will start the created hosted network in previous step with SSID as TechEmpty. You will get message stating that the hosted network has been started.
Before moving to share the Wired or Wireless connection, let us see the virtual hotspot properties by entering the third command in sequence.
4. netsh wlan show hostednetwork
From this command, you will get all the details with created hosted network.
Now we need to share the Wired or Wireless connection. Open Run then enter the “ncpa.cpl” (without quotes) to configure the network settings. Please watch the video.
To sop the shared network enter this command
5. netsh wlan stop hostednetwork
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