Dell XPS series computer including XPS 13/15/17 is a popular product series in the market. Thin, light but powerful are the common commends for Dell XPS laptop and e ultra-book. The new Dell XPS 13 certainly attract many users with more advanced features and specs.
Recently, many users ask how to create a Wi-Fi hotspot on Dell new XPS 13 for Internet sharing to other Wi-Fi enable device when you don’t have a wireless router. It is convenient as your laptop can be used as a hotspot. For example, you can share Internet from Dell new XPS 13 to smart-phone. So, you can save phone data to surfing on the Internet.
How to Make Dell New XPS 13 Become a WiFi hotspot
As a Windows system devices with the latest Windows 10, WiFi hotspot creating on Dell XPS computer is easy.
Before creating, you need to know that, It is better to connect to wire network when you need to make computer as a WiFi hotspot. However, most of XPS computers don’t have Ethernet port in the device body. In many situations, they connect to Internet with wireless network default. So when you want to share Internet from XPS 13 via WiFi, you can use Dell adapter to make computer connect to Internet with wire.
1.The Fastest way to build WiFi hotspot in Dell XPS 13
Compared with official way from Windows system, the best and fastest way to build a free WiFi hotspot in Windows 10/8.1/7/XP computer including Dell new XPS 13 is WiFi hotspot creator program.
I recommend a freeware named OSToto Hotspot. It is a program can create a Windows WiFi hotspot in desktop, laptop and ultra-book. It support for almost all computer such as Asus, Dell, HP, Acer, Lenovo, Toshiba, Samsung, Vaio. With this program, you don’t need to make other setting in your XPS 13 for WiFi creating. Only 3 steps, you can share Internet from Dell new XPS 13 via WiFi hotspot quickly:
Step 1: Download and install OSToto Hotspot to your Dell new XPS 13/15/17.
Step 2: Name your hotspot and set a password.
Step 3: Connect to your devices to XPS 13 WiFi hotspot for network sharing.
2.Default way to Set WiFi hotspot in Windows 10(Dell new XPS 13 pre-installed)
As Dell new XPS 13 has been installed Windows 10, so we can use the official default way to make virtual network as WiFi hotspot. This way may be a bit complicated for some users.
Firstly, you need to open command prompt as administrator. Pressing Win+X can open it fastly.
Then, a prompt windows will pop out, you just click YES, after command editing windows appear, enter the following command in your command prompt windows:
“netsh wlan set hostednetwork mode=allow ssid=YourSSIDName key=YourKey”
Of course, you can change YourSSIDName and YourKey based on your need. Yourkey means your password of this Wi-Fi, and YourSSIDName is the name of the Wi-Fi. After you set everything, press enter, the system will create Wi-Fi hotspot, finally, enter the following command to start Wi-Fi connection.
“netsh wlan start hostednetwork”
OK, your Windows 10 free Wi-Fi hotspot has been ready to link. Generally, Wi-Fi hotspot is sharable by default, if not, you can go to network and sharing center to turn on sharing. Now, other device can easily link to this shared hotspot. If you want to turn off it, just enter the following command in command prompt.
“netsh wlan stop hostednetwork”
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