How to Create a WiFi Hotspot with Windows Computer in your Dorm

It is not so convenient to have Wi-Fi hotspot in the dorm

In some cases, you need to link your mobile phone or tablet to WiFi hotspot but it is not so convenient to have it. Especially, when you live in school dorm, company apartment, or hotel, etc. They may not provide wireless network service or don’t have wireless devices. So, you are so embarrassed in how to create a WiFi hotspot in the dorm.
This is not a difficult work. Some techs and tricks can help you use WiFi hotspot anywhere.

Guides for You to Create WiFi Hotspot with Windows computer in dorm/Apartment/Hotel

To make a WiFi hotspot in your dorm with Windows 10/8./18/7/XP computer, of course, you must have a Windows computer. Even you use a desktop that don’t have wireless network feature, you can spend a little money to buy a USB wireless adapter. This kind of device also make desktop have wireless network card feature. Then, get your Windows computer ready, make it link to Internet via cable successfully. Your computer can run with Windows 10/8.1/8/7/XP. This way to build WiFi hotspot in Windows computer don’t need any wireless router, so it is good for the people live in school dorm, apartment or hotel, As long as the computer can link to Internet for sharing.

OK! After you have prepared your hardware device, let’s learn how to perform the process of WiFi hotspot creating in Windows.


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Just Make Use of Fastest Way to Make a WiFi hotspot on Windows 10/8.1/8/7/XP in Dorm

Honestly, Windows system has the wireless virtual network settings. However, I think the settings are not so easy for everyone especially some computer green hands and girls. Here are the tutorials for how to perform the default WiFi hotspot creating setting in Windows: If you have much time and patience, you can have a try, but I won’t recommend. I think they are difficult for me.

Because I have abandon the default ways, so I need to find another faster and easier way to turn on Windows WiFi hotspot for dorm using. Except for official setting, many 3rd-party WiFi hotspot creator help use to make Windows computer as WiFi hotspot easily.

I use a program named OSToto Hotspot. It supports for Windows 10/8.1/8/7/XP computer including Acer, Asus, Lenovo, HP, Dell, Vaio. Toshiba, etc. With the help of this program, you don’t set up Windows WiFi Hotspot with complicated commands any more. Just one click, you can build hotspot in computer for sharing in the dorm, apartment and hotel room. And this program has other features for convenient using in WiFi hotspot. Just have a try!


How to Make a Windows Wi-Fi hotspot for iPhone, iPad, Android or other Computer

Wi-Fi Has Become a Necessary

Nowadays, when a guy sit down somewhere, he or she may ask whether there is Wi-Fi here firstly. They may need to link their iPhone, iPad, Android or computer to Internet, because phone cellular data budget is limited or some device just is Wi-Fi enabled.
Indeed, sometime, we can make a WiFi hotspot on Windows 10/8.1/8/7XP computer for iPhone, iPad, Android or other PC. This way is useful when you have a computer which can link to Internet. And the WiFi hotspot in Windows computer can be controlled by yourself.

What Need to Prepare for Making a Wi-Fi Hotspot in Windows 10/8.1/8/7/XP?

A WiFi hotspot in Windows computer help user share Internet for other Wi-Fi enabled devices including iPhone, iPad, Android or Windows computer. You don’t need to worry about overcharging in data plan and other devices has network anytime. So, we need to have a good preparation for how to create Windows computer WiFi hotspot.

Honestly, preparations are not difficult! Firstly, you make sure your computer like laptop or desktop link to Internet. Besides, the computer must have wireless network card which can use Wi-Fi and Bluetooth feature. Generally, laptop computer has this device default, but desktop computer doesn’t has this device. Thus, if you use a Windows desktop computer, you can use a USB wireless adapter as a wireless network card. This kind of hardware allow you set up WiFi hotspot in Windows without router.

Then, you need to be ready software for Windows Wi-Fi hotspot creating.

Two Ways to Turn on WiFi Hotspot in Windows Computer

In Windows system, there is a way can turn on WiFi hotspot for users. This is not so difficult, as you can see the simple real-time commands.

  • Run the command prompt as administrator ( this step is very important)
  • Type the following command, to check whether if your device supports for wifi hotspot


“netsh wlan show drivers”

If the hosted network shows “enable: as the image, you can build a free WiFi hotspot on Windows PC for iPhone, iPad, Android or PC in few minutes. Then, you need to set a SSID and a keyword for your WiFi hotspot with the following prompts:

check driver support for wifi hotspot

“netsh wlan set hostednetwork mode=allow
Ssid=name key=password” (name and password are set by yourself)

Press enter and type the following command:

“netsh wlan start hostednetwork”

Now, your Windows WiFi hotspot has been set. Finally, you need to turn on Internet connection sharing to access to Internet. Go to Network Sharing center, right-click the adapter which is Ethernet network cable now. Turn on the option” allow other network users to connect through this computer’s Internet connection” in sharing tab. Make sure to choose virtual local area connection.


If you think this way is still a bit difficult for you. Let me tell you another easiest one which is recommended.
A useful Windows WiFi hotspot creator can make Windows WiFi hotspot creating easier. OSToto Hotpot is one of the best. It can help you turn on Wi-Fi hotspot in Windows 10/8.1/8/7XP with one click. With its help, you don’t need to use command prompt. And it support for Asus, Dell, HP, Acer, Toshiba, Samsung, Vaio, etc.