How to Fix 5GHz Wi-Fi Not Showing in Windows 10

2.4GHZ Wi-Fi and 5GHZ Wi-Fi

They are two modes of Wi-Fi, the biggest difference is the range. Many routers and wireless network cards support to build a Wi-Fi on Windows with both of modes. Generally, 802.11a, 802.11g and 802.11n can work on both 2.4GHz and 5GHz, and 802.11ac can only work on 5GHz. So when you want to make a Wi-Fi hotspot, you need to check whether the device supports or not!

5GHZ Wi-Fi hotspot Not Showing in Windows 10/8.1/8/7/XP

However, many users have reported that, their Windows computers can’t see or create 5GHZ Wi-Fi hotspot although their devices support it. Especially, after Windows 10 update, the feedbacks about this issues of 5GHZ Wi-Fi not showing in Windows 10 become more and more. Indeed, this problem possibly is caused by driver of wireless adapter (network card). You can try to update wireless driver for your Windows computer. Using a driver tool like Driver Talent is a good and convenient way to achieve it.
This kind of tool can help you find and download compatible driver quickly. You can need to spend much time to fix problems.

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How to Make Your Windows 10 Computer as a Wi-Fi Hotspot

OK, if you have fixed Windows 10 computer can’t see 5GHZ Wi-Fi, you can try to make your Windows 10 computer as a Wi-Fi Hotspot.
It is very easy, as long as you use a Windows Wi-Fi hotspot creator. OSToto Hotspot is your best choice. This small but powerful tool can help you create a Wi-Fi hotspot via computer wireless network card in one- click. You don’t need to enter any commands and you don’t need to buy a wireless router.
After you download and install OSToto Hotpsot, it will help you turn on WiFi hotspot on Windows 10/8.1/8/7/XP desktop and laptop automatically. You can set and edit the ssid and Wi-Fi password.

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The Fastest Way to Share Internet via WiFi Hotspot in Windows 10

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

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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.

How to Turn your Windows 10/8.1/8/7/XP Laptop into a Wi-Fi Hotspot

Use Your Windows 10/8.1/8/7/XP Laptop as a Mobile WiFi Hotspot

Laptop computer is widely used in business, entertainment and other daily using. Because of the portability, laptop computer is so convenient for people who want to move casually. Besides, many users also want to turn Windows 10/8.1/8/7/XP laptop into a WiFi hotspot. As most of laptop has wireless network feature now, user is able to link to Internet easily via wireless network like Wi-Fi. On the other hand, most of laptop wireless network card has broadcast feature as well, so we can make use of it to transfer wire or wireless network in to WiFi signal for other devices. Let’s do it via some tricks.

What Ways Can Create a Wi-Fi Hotspot in Windows 10/8.1/8/7/XP Laptop Computer

The process to create WiFi hotspot in Windows laptop become easy, as the laptop already has hardware device for it.
A default list of the way for Windows Wi-Fi creating is easily found on the web. In different Windows systems, the creating ways are a little different. You can learn from the site: http://www.drivethelife.com/wifi/how-to-create-free-wifi-hotspot-on-windows-10-8-7-xp-vista.html

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If you are not so good at computer, you may need to spend some time to finish the settings. However, if you want to make your Windows laptop become a mobile WiFi hotspot with one-click way, a fastest and easiest way can help you. It works on all Windows 10/8.1/8/7/XP laptop including Asus, Acer, HP, Dell, Lenovo, Samsung, Toshiba and Vaio,etc.
You must try to use a freeware named OSToto Hotspot. It is a program for Windows computer to create a free Wi-Fi hotspot. With its help, you don’t need to do such as complex setting any more. Just one-click, you can use your Windows laptop as free WiFi hotspot conveniently. Then, other Wi-Fi enabled devices like mobile phone, tablet computer or other computer can share Internet via hotspot.

How to Make your Windows Laptop Wi-Fi Faster

After you turn on Wi-Fi hotspot in Windows laptop, you must want the hotspot can be faster. Indeed, the speed of Wi-Fi is based on the Internet speed and the performance of wireless network card. We may not make more changes from them unless you upgrade your Internet fee and laptop computer devices. In additions, we can try our best to make it faster with the following ways:

1.Close the network “big-monster” apps in your computer
2.Stay the laptop/desktop which is used WiFi hotspot in a wide situation for broadcast.
3.Limit the numbers of linked device. More devices link to the hotspot, the speed of network will be shared and become slow!

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: http://www.drivethelife.com/wifi/how-to-create-free-wifi-hotspot-on-windows-10-8-7-xp-vista.html. 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

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“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:

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“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.

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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.

One Click to Make Windows Computer Become a Free Wi-Fi Hotspot

It is well known to all, we can turn on WiFi hotspot in Windows 10/8.1/7/XP for wireless network sharing now. Wireless Internet sharing from laptop or desktop Wi-Fi hotspot is very convenient to make other Wi-Fi enabled device like smart-phone, tablet computer, game consoles, and more PC computers, etc. It is a good idea to save money of cellular data and wireless router.

How do you do to Create Windows Computer Wi-Fi Hotspot?

Without any other tools, to build Windows WiFi hotspot, the easiest way is make use of wireless router to share Intent via wireless signal. Of course, if you don’t want to use wireless router, you can make your Windows 10/8.1/7/XP computer as WiFi Hotspot directly, as long as your laptop or desktop has wireless network device (card).

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However, the default process for turning on Wi-Fi hotspot in Windows system seems not so easy for everyone. Different Windows systems have different ways to set WiFi hotspots. All of them need to do some settings. If you are not good at computer, you may think it is a bit difficult. And WiFi hotspot may not work properly.
You can learn how to do from here: http://www.labnol.org/software/wireless-network-without-router/11494/

Easier-One Click to Build a Free Wi-Fi Hotspot in Windows Laptop and Desktop

Don’t Worry! We know another way to create Windows computer free WiFi hotspot—WiFi hotspot creator program. With this kind of program, you don’t need to do so such setting in Windows system. It will set them in the background after you launch it and turn on with one click.

OSToto Hotspot is one of the best. It helps users to create WiFi hotspot in Windows 10/8.1/7XP for FREE! The process become easier and faster. You can you’re your Windows computer including Asus/Dell/Hp/Acer/Samsung/Toshiba/MSI/Vaio become a free WiFi hotspot.

Hey, man! I would like you to try this way. I can’t find other better or more convenient way to set WiFi hotspot in Windows PC. And this tool is best for me. If you have other more good ideas, tell me in comments!

How to Create a WiFi Hotspot on Dell New XPS 13

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.

 

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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”

More photo guides: http://www.drivethelife.com/wifi/create-free-wifi-hotspot-on-windows-10.html

How to Create a Free WiFi Hotspot on Any Windows Desktop Computer

Wi-Fi has become a necessary spec in digital age. Many users want to link the Wi-Fi enabled device to Internet via wireless network for data transferring and surfing. However, when you use a desktop computer which generally don’t have wireless network feature, how to share Internet via WiFi hotspot on Windows desktop computer?

Something need to be ready to make Windows desktop WiFi hotspot

Before going to the steps for Windows WiFi hotspot creating, we need to prepare something.

Generally, a Windows desktop computer won’t be equipped a wireless network card. So desktop computer is not able to share Internet via WiFi. We need to use a USB wireless adapter as a wireless network card to broadcast network signal. You can plug it via USB port. And then desktop computer will has wireless network feature as laptop computer. This device is very important to make WiFi hotspot for desktop computer.

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The Fastest Way to Turn on WiFi hotspot on Windows 10/8.1/7/XP Desktop computer

We can learn from the Internet that, Microsoft has allow user to share Internet via wireless device after Windows 7. However, today we won’t use those official setting to set up a Wi-Fi hotspot, because they are not the best. If you are interested for them, here is the detail: http://www.drivethelife.com/wifi/how-to-create-free-wifi-hotspot-on-windows-10-8-7-xp-vista.html

So, the best way to build WiFi hotspot for Windows 10/8.1/7/XP PC is a WiFi hotspot creator program.

A useful WiFi hotspot creator can help you share Internet via WiFi without any complex commend prompts and settings. OSToto Hotspot is one of the best. It can easily make a WiFi hotspot on Windows 10/8.1/7/XP computer including Asus, Dell, HP, Lenovo, Samsung, Vaio, etc.

As long as you install this program to you desktop computer, it will help you download and install compatible driver for USB wireless adapter if you haven’t installed for it. Then it will turn on WiFi hotspot automatically. Finally, you desktop computer has WiFi hotspot for Internet sharing.

The Best WiFi Hotspot Software in Windows Laptop or Desktop

Wi-Fi device has been popular and common in our daily life now. Especially, smart-phone is the most popular Wi-Fi device. Many people hope their mobile phone can link to the Internet via Wi-Fi for data bill saving. Besides, other devices such as tablet computer, digital camera, even some household appliances need to use Wi-Fi for powerful performance.

So, it is common that many users want to create a free WiFi hotspot in Windows PC including laptop and desktop. Other device can link to this hotspot via computer which has been link to the Internet.

Actually, this is a good idea, because you can save your mobile phone data cost. When you use the WiFi hotspot created in Windows 10/8.1/7/XP computer, you can make your smart-phone and other Wi-Fi enabled devices can share the Internet.

How to create a free WiFi hotspot on Windows PC

Honestly, turning Windows 10/8.1/7/XP computer into WiFi hotspot is not as difficult as you think. You can learn the official ways in my other posts to make a WiFi hotspot in your Windows laptop, desktop or notebook. However, some user still thinks that those manual ways are a bit difficult or trouble; because they need to type many commend prompts.

Hopefully, we can use software for Windows Wi-Fi hotspot to make operations easier. There are many similar programs in the market, but I tried to use some of them, and found two of them are the best.

The Best software to Set up Windows 10/8.1/7/XP Computer WiFi hotspot

1.OSToto Hotspot

OSToto Hotspot is a new brand product for WiFi hotspot creating in Windows 10/8.1/7/XP. It can help users create a free WiFi hotspot in computer including Asus/Dell/HP/Acer/Lenovo/Toshiba/Samsung/Vaio with one click. This program is safe to use. With WPA2 PSK password protection, it keeps freeloaders out, which means no one can connect to your wireless hotspot without your permission.

With OSToto Hotspot, download—Install—turn on. Only 3 steps, you can share Internet via Windows computer for other devices freely.

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2.Connectify Hotspot

Connectify Hotspot is a program which has a good reputation for WiFi hotspot work. This program has many functions about wireless connection for network. The most basic feature is also creating a Wi-Fi hotspot in Windows computer. Of course, there is no free lunch in the world. Connectify Hostpot is not freeware as OSToto Hotspot. So, if you want to use more advanced features, you need pay for this program.

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Choose what you want for WiFi Hotspot Creator for Windows PC

As for me, OSToto Hotspot is good enough for me to make WiFi hostpot in Windows. And the most important is it is a freeware and will have improvement in the future. Anyway, you can choose them based on your need. If you know other better programs, share your opinions to me.

Turn on WiFi Hotspot on Windows 10/8.1/8/7/XP Computer

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.

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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.

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Step 2. Click on the “Add” button to add a wireless network.

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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.

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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.