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!


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:

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!

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.


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.


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.


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


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.


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.

How to Create Free and Safe WiFi Hotspot on Windows 8/8.1

Most people have a number of data for surfing the Internet in smart-phone, tablet. However, the data is limited and sometimes we need to cost a lot of money for it. So, when we are at home, we may hope that smart-phone, tablet or other WiFi enable devices can share Internet via laptop,desktop and notbook computer.

In fact, it is easy, although you don’t have wireless router. Let me tell you how to create a WiFi hotspot on Windows 8/8.1.

What Do You Prepare for Windows 8/8.1 WiFi Hotspot creating

Firstly, you need to do preparations. As we are creating a Wi-Fi hotspot on Windows 8/8.1 computer, you must operate on a Windows 8/8.1 laptop,desktop or notebook computer! And then, you need to make sure your computer link to network via wire. If your want yourWindows 8/8.1 desktop computer become WiFi hotspot, you need a USB wireless network adapter for WiFi signal boardcasting. OK! Hardware has been ready. Now you need a useful WiFi tool to turn Windows 8/8.1 laptop,desktop.notebook into a WiFi hotspot.

Many users know that CMD commends can share Windows 8/8.1 wireless network. However, I think this way may be not convenient, and this WiFi signal is not so safe and stable. So, it is remmended to use WiFi creator program.


How to Use Program to Create a Safe WiFi Hotspot in Windows 8/8.1

You have many choices for WiFi hotspot creator. As for me I prefer to a small but useful tool named OSToto Hotspot. It can create a free and safe WiFi hotspot on Windows XP/7/8/8.1/10 laptop,desktop including Asus, Acer, Dell, Lenobvo,HP,Toshiba,Samsung,etc.

Step 1: Download and install OSToto Hotspot to your Windows 8 PC including Asus/Dell/Acer/HP/Lenovo/Samsung/Sony.etc.

Step 2: Launch this program in your computer, and Wi-Fi hotspot will turn on automatically.

Step 3: You can change the SSID and key of the hotspot, and then search the signal with the device you want to connect to Internet

Hey, have you learn how to set WiFi hotspot on Windows 8 computer?