There was no (until fall creator update) windows official tool to turn Laptop’s Wifi into a Wi-Fi hotspot. Actually there was official support for older windows (windows 7). Microsoft removed the tool to create wifi hotspot on your laptop.
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If you also want to share your computer’s internet connection with another device via wifi hotspot, you can use Connectify Pro application, that really works fine.
Update: windows 10 mobile hotspot
Starting with windows 10 fall creator update Microsoft added an option in action center to create a hotspot. You can find this option clicking the action center icon (slide from the right edge of the screen).
It makes your laptop an hotspot so that other device can connect to it. This comes handy when you don’t want to give password of your source wifi modem or router. One can use it to extent the wifi range and connect more device at distance.
Creating Wi-Fi Hotspot on Windows 8 / 8.1 /10 using Notepad
There is a simple step by step procedure that will demonstrate you how to turn your pc/laptop into a wifi hotspot. So you can connect more wifi enabled devices with it.
- Step 1. Open Notepad and type paste below code into it.
[netsh wlan set hostednetwork mode=allow ssid=Quickfever key=12345 netsh wlan start hostednetwork]
ow make sure to save this file as WiFiOn.bat and its done.
Tip- 12345 is your password and Quickfever is SSID, you can name it.
- Step 2. Now create another new Notepad file and paste below code into it.
[netsh wlan stop hostednetwork]
Save this file as WiFiOff.bat and your Wi-Fi Hotspot stopping process is up.
- Step 3. When you want to start Hotspot open the WifiOn.bat file. And to close it run the WifiOff.bat file.
TIP – Right click and run them as administrator.
As soon as you are done you can double click the Stop.bat file and your broadcast will be stopped. Now you can change the SSID by changing code in blue color and you can change the security code in red color.
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