How to Enable Virtual Router in Windows


Microsoft windows have virtual WiFi tool to create a virtual wireless network with wireless adapter
“Netsh” command line used for creating and manage the virtual WiFi.
It will share your WiFi to another device means it works as an Internet Connection Sharing Feature.

Create Virtual WiFi

  1. Firstly Open Network and Sharing Center.
    Open Network and sharing Center
  2. Click on change adapter settings on the left side menu.
  3. After that which adapter is connected to the internet connection open the properties of that using right-click.
  4. Go to the Sharing tab.
  5. Check to Allow other network users to connect through this computer's Internet connection.
  6. Choose Network Connection from the drop-down list and press the Ok button.
  7. Open the command prompt.
  8. Create a network for the write command

    “netsh wlan set hostednetwork mode=allow ssid=YourVirtualNetworkName key=YourNetworkPassword
    Where “YourVirtualNetworkNamekey” can change according to your choice Name is your SSID Name which is shown in another device as WiFi.
    YourNetworkPassword” can also change according to you that is your password.
    Create network for write command
  9. Start your Wifi Network

    Write Command line “netsh wlan start hostednetwork”.
    Start your Wifi Network
  10. To stop the Wifi Network

    Write Command line “netsh wlan stop hostednetwork”.
    stop the Wifi Network
  11. To see MAC addresses of connected users.
    Write command line: “netsh wlan show hostednetwork”.
    MAC addresses of connected users