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.


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