Windows 10 Still Allows You to Share Internet via Wi-Fi Hotspot
Many users enjoy create free Wi-Fi hotspot on Windows computer. In previous Windows OS like Windows 7, Windows 8/8.1, this setting is useful and easy. In Windows 10, user still is allowed to do same setting to share Internet via WiFi hotspot for other devices. And this feature have been called “Hosted Network”.
“Hosted Network” is well known in Windows 7. User can use it in operating system to create a virtual wireless network. It is a great function to share network from Windows computer. Although you don’t have wireless router, your computer can become a free hotspot to share Internet.
How to Turn on Windows 10 Wi-Fi Hotspot via Hosted Networks
Although Windows 10 has been featured with Hosted Networks, some computer network card (adapter) may not support for this feature. So you need to check it firstly.
Open CMD in Windows and type “netsh wlan show drivers”, press enter, you will see whether the adapter support or not. If your device support hosted networks in Windows 10, the message will show Yes. And congratulation, you can begin turning on Wi-Fi hotspot on your Windows 10 computer.
To build a WiFi hotspot in Windows 10, the commend prompts can help you as well.
1.Enter “netsh wlan set hostednetwork mode=allow ssid=Your_SSID key=Your_Passphrase”
The SSID and key can be set by yourself. And it is better for you to remember the key.
2.OK, you have created hosted network. You need to start it. Enter the following command to start it:
“Netsh wlan start hostednetwork”
3.After creating and starting, you still need to share Internet with hosted network. The last step is sharing Internet in “Internet Connection sharing”. Go to it, and right click the network adapters (Ethernet or wireless network), choose Properties. Then, click sharing tab, you will see two options, check them, and from the home networking connection menu select the adapter which you created before. Finally, click OK to finish it.
Of course, you can stop it with CMD, know more here: http://www.windowscentral.com/how-turn-your-windows-10-pc-wireless-hotspot
Another Fastest Way to Make Wi-Fi Hotspot in Windows 10 PC
Well, you see, the command prompts to turn on Windows 10 WiFi hotspot via hosted network seems to be not so fast and easy, especially for the user who knows less about computer tech.
However, Windows system has hosted network feature, we can use a tool to turn on a free Wi-Fi hotspot in Windows 10. This is the fastest and easiest way. You don’t need to make settings with commands. Just one-click, this kind of program can help you. OSToto Hotspot is one of the best.
A laptop or notebook computer has the built-in wireless cards or adapters, which enables Wi-Fi easily. You just need to launch OSToto Hotspot, and it will start a Wi-Fi hotspot automatically.
You can modify or edit the Wi-Fi name (also called SSID) and password from the top of the interface. Any Wi-Fi-enabled devices nearby can easily join the Wi-Fi with the name and password.