How To Set Up A Wi-Fi Hotspot In Windows 10

Introduction

 
If you want to share your Windows PC's Internet connection (Wi-Fi router, Ethernet, or mobile data connection) with other devices. Don't worry, read this article, which gives you various tricks that help you turn your Windows PC into a wireless hotspot.
 
A helpful feature in the Windows family is to broadcast your Internet connection of your Windows PC. We can also use this feature in Windows 10 that allows you to broadcast (share) your Internet connection. This is a classic feature to broadcast your Windows PC WiFi, Ethernet, or a mobile data connection to others with the help of command prompt and using system settings.
 
This tutorial will show you various ways of how to create and set up the Wi-Fi (Mobile) hotspot in Windows 10.
 

Method 1. Using Command Prompt (Administrator)

 
With the help of Command Prompt (Admin), users can create and set up his own Wi-Fi (Mobile) hotspot in Windows PC. Follow the below instructions to proceed.
 

Creating a Wi-Fi Hotspot

 
Step 1
 
Open the Command Prompt (Administrator).
 
cmd
 
Step 2
 
Now, type the following command in the Command Prompt to change your network name and password for your Mobile (Wi-Fi) hotspot. Then press enter key.
 
netsh wlan set hostednetwork mode=allow ssid=<NetworkName> key=<Password>
 
command
 
Step 3
 
Again, type the following command in the command prompt to start your hosted network.
 
netsh wlan start hostednetwork 
 
command
 
Note
If you want to stop your hosted network, then simply type the following command in the command prompt.
 
netsh wlan stop hostednetwork
 

Sharing the Network 

 
Step 4
 
From the search bar, search for "View Network Connection" and press Enter to open it.
 
view network connections
 
Step 5
 
Right-click on your main (current) network connection and click on the "Properties" option.
 
Right-click on your main (current) network connection
Step 6
 
Under the "Sharing" tab, check (select) the "Allow other users to connect through this computer's Internet Connection" option.
 
follow the command as below
 
Step 7
 
In the drop-down menu, select your current network connection and then click on the "OK" button.
 
select your current network
 

Method 2. Using System Settings

 
If you are a beginner and don't want to work using Command Prompt (Cmd). Don't worry, by using the System Settings, you can easily set up the Mobile (Wi-Fi) Hotspot to share your Internet of your Windows PC with others. Follow the below instructions to proceed.
 
Step 1
 
Open the System Settings. (Alternatively, you can open the "System Settings" by pressing the "Windows + I" key).
 
Step 2
 
Click on the "Network & Internet" option to proceed.
 
Step 3
 
Click on the "Mobile Hotspot" option.
 
mobile hotspot
 
Step 4
 
First, you have to click on the "Edit" button to configure the Mobile (Wi-Fi) hotspot network name and password.
 
click on edit button
 
Step 5
 
Now, an "Edit network info" window will appear on the screen. Then, you will also have to enter your network name and password and, click on the "Save" button.
 
choose your credentials
 
Step 6
 
Now, you can share your internet connection with other devices by switching this button to "ON".
 
share your network
 
Congrats! you have successfully set up your Wi-Fi hotspot in your system and you can share your internet connection with others similar to Mobile hotspot in your smartphone.
 

Conclusion

 
By following any of the above methods, a user can create and set up your own personal Mobile (Wi-Fi) hotspot in Windows 10.
 
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