How To Turn Your PC Wireless Card Into a Hotspot WiFi

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In case you are connected to the internet via Ethernet cable and you have no wireless connection, and you need to connect other devices and smartphones in your home with the intent, this is a useful method to turn your laptop’s wireless card into a hotspot WiFi.

Configuring and starting your hotspot

1- Make sure that your laptop’s wireless card in on.

2-In windows 7 or 10, open search from start menu and type “cmd” to get the command prompt, right click on it and choose “run as an administrator”.

opening command prompt

In the command prompt window, type : netsh wlan set hostednetwork mode=allow ssid=myhotspot key=secretpassword And hit “Enter”, you will be confirmed that network mode has been set to allow, and SSID /key passphrase are updated successfully.

enabling hosted mode

myhotspot is your hotspot name which you can change it as you wish, and secretpassword is your preferred password of your hotspot

Now after you configured the hotspot, you need to start it up, to do that, go to the command prompt as before and type the following command:

netsh wlan start hostednetwork and hit “Enter”, you should get “The hosted network started”.

starting hotspot

To check, make sure that your new hotspot exist by going to”Network and sharing center”.

network check

4- The last step is to go to “network adapter settings”, and from there you could see your new wireless network virtual adapter created.

new adapter created for hotspot

Go to your main wireless adapter and right click, then choose “properties”. On “Sharing” tap, check “Allow other network users to connect through this computer’s internet connection”. In the Home networking connection menu, choose the newly added interface. Now you are done and your wireless devices at home ready to use your hotspot.

sharing internet on wifi adapter

Stopping the hotspot

To stop your hotspot, go to the command prompt as before and type: netsh wlan stop hostednetwork and hit “Enter”. you should get a line says: “The hosted network stopped”.

Stopping hotspot

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