For convenience and money saving, many users want to share computer Internet for smart-phone, music players, game players,etc. Indeed, it is very easy to turn on a Wi-Fi hotspot on Windows 10/8.1/8/7/XP laptop, desktop computer.
Gerneral ways to Create WiFi Hotspot on Windows Computer
Officially in different versions of Windows system, the ways to turn Windows PC into a free WiFi hotspot have diffirences.
1.Create a WiFi hotspot on Windows 10/8.1
Windows 10 is announced as the best Windows system so far. So, for WiFi hotspot creating is easy. In Windows 10, we can make use of virtual network to share Internet via wireless network.
First step, call out command prompt as administratior. Pressing Win+X can open it quickly. After comand editting windows appear, enter the following command in your command prompt windows: “netsh wlan set hostednetwork mode=allow ssid=YourSSIDName key=YourKey”. You can name the SSID based on your need, and the key can be created by yourself as well.
Well, if you make sure you have set everything, press enter, the system will create Wi-Fi hotspot in your Windows 10 computer, finally, enter the following command to start Wi-Fi connection.
“netsh wlan start hostednetwork”
The way to build free WiFi hotspot in Windows 8.1/8 is the same as in Windows 10.
2.Build Free WiFi hotspot in Windows 7 laptop, desktop and notebook
Virtual network begin from Windows 7, we can use Ad-hoc to make WiFi hotspot in Windows 7 computer.
Step 1: Go to “Manage wireless network” in network sharing center.
Step 2. Click on the “Add” button to add a wireless network.
Step 3. Click on “Create an ad hoc network” and you will get a message instructing you of what and ad hoc network is. Click on “Next”.
Step 4. Enter a name and passphrase for the network and it’ll appear in the list of wireless networks.
You need to make sure to activate the “Allow other network users to connect through this computer’s internet connection” checkbox.
For Windows XP WiFi hotspot, you can make it in the following way.
Easiest and Fastest way to make Windows 10/8.1/8/7/XP Free Wi-Fi Hotspot
I think the official ways to create a free WiFi hotspot in Windows PC are a little complicated. Indeed, we can use a freeware for WiFi hotspot creating in Windows to share Internet.
OSToto Hotspot can instantly start the Wi-Fi hotspot and transform your desktop into a wireless router. This utility works for all Windows OS, like Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows XP and Windows Vista.
This tool support all computer including Asus/Dell/Acer/HP/Lenovo/Toshiba/Samsung/Vaio, etc.
For desktop computer, if you still want to share Internet via WiFi, you can use a USB wireless network adapter.