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).

one click to turn on wifi hotspot in windows


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!


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.


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”

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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.



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:

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.

OSToto hotspot
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?

The best way to create a Free WiFi Hotspot on Windows 10

As it is known to all, Window system including Windows 7, Windows 8/8.1, Window 10 can use virtual network to share Internet via WiFi hotspot. However, after Windows 7Microsoft seems to forget this convenient feature , in Window 8/10. So, in windows 8/8.1 or Windows 10, user can’t create WiFi hotspot as easy as Windows 7.

User need to turn on a free Wifi hotspot in Windows 8/8.1 and Windows 10 via typing CMD commends. This way may be not easy for users who are not skillful to use computer professionally.

What’s a Wi-Fi Hotspot

A Wi-Fi (or wireless) hotspot is a physical location which offers Internet access over a wireless local area network or WLAN. You can use your iPhone, iPad, Android phone, laptop or any other Wi-Fi-enabled devices to access the hotspot, and then you can connect to the Internet. Typically, you can find Wi-Fi hotspots at public places, like airports, bookstores, coffee shops, department stores, fuel stations, hotels, hospitals, libraries, restaurants, supermarkets, train stations, etc. You can create your own Wi-Fi hotspot on your Windows computer at your home, office, meeting room, or party to share wireless internet connection for free.



How to use software to create a Free WiFi hotspot on Windows 10

Indeed, compared with the CMD way in Windows 10, the best way to make free WiFi hotspot on Windows 10 computer including Asus/Dell/HP/Lenovo/Acer/Toshiba/Samsung/Vaio is using a free WiFi creator program.

This kind of WiFi creator program can help user turn on WiFi hotspot in Windows 10 laptop, desktop and notebook without typing commends in CMD runing windows. And it has more features like users manager, shutdown timer, etc. OSToto Hotpot is one of the best. This freeware can easily help user build a free WiFi hotspot in Window 10 PC.

Step 1: Launch OSToto Hotspot

After downloading OSToto Hotspot, run it in your Windows 10 laptop, desktop and notebook computer. It will turn on WiFi hotspot automatically. Besides, for desktop or the laptop without wireless network card, you can connect a USB wireless adaptor. OSToto will help you install compatible driver for it.

Step 2: Connect to the Free hotspot created by OSToto

After turning on your Windows 10 WiFi hotspot, you can change the WiFi name(SSID) and password. And then use your device link to this hotspot.

How to Create Free WiFi Hotspot on Asus/Dell/HP/Lenovo/Acer/Toshiba/Samsung computer

It is very convenient to create a wireless network between multiple computers, Android phones, iPhones, tablets or to share the Internet connection that was available on one of them after Windows 7. No matter if you use Asus/Dell/HP/Lenovo/Acer/Toshiba/Samsung laptop, desktop or notebook, you can create free WiFi Hotspot in Windows 10/8.1/8/7 PC.

What You need for Asus/Dell/HP/Lenovo/Acer/Toshiba/Samsung computer Free WiFi Hotspot Creating

To use Windows 10/8.1/8/7/XP laptop, desktop and notebook computer as WiFi hotspot, you need to make sure that your computer at least has two network cards. And one of them must be wireless network card, another one need to connect to the Internet.

However, if your computer including Asus/Dell/HP/Lenovo/Acer/Toshiba/Samsung/Sony don’t have wireless network card, or it is a desktop computer, you need plug a USB wireless adapter to boardcast signal. Then you have prepared to make Asus/Dell/HP/Lenovo/Acer/Toshiba/Samsung/Sony computer as WiFi Hotspot.



Guides to Set up A Free WiFi Hotspot for Windows 10/8.1/8/7/XP Computer

Honestly, compared with the virtual network that is created by CMD in Windows OS, I prefer to use a freeware for computer WiFi hotspot creating to turn computer into WiFi hotspot.

For example, OSToto Hotspot in one of the best program to build a free WiFi hotspot on Windows laptop/desktop/notebook. With this program, you don’t need to type complicated commends in Windows OS to share Internet for other device. Only one click can help you achieve it fastly and easily.

Firstly, download and install OSToto Hotspot on your computer(Asus/Dell/HP/Lenovo/Acer/Toshiba/Samsung/Sony,etc). It support for all brands of PC which run on Windows XP/7/8/8.1/10.

Then, after installing, this program will turn on WiFi hotspot automatically. You can rename the SSID and set password.

Finally, just link the devices you want to Internet via this hotspot created by OSToto Hotspot.

In What kinds of cases you need to share Internet with WiFi Hotspot on Computer

The way mentioned above is available in the following scenarios:

1.In the school dormitory, you just can link to Internet via wire. It is inconvenient to use wireless router. However, you hope your mobile phone, game player, music player,etc can share Internet with WiFi.

2.Your portable devices can’t search out the signal from ad-hoc hotspot which is made by CMD.

3.You want to share Internet for families in a house but there is no wireless router.

4.You want to limit the time of surfing on the Internet for children.

5 You would like to share free network for customers in your store.


Free sharing Internet-Create WiFi hotspot on Windows computer

Want to share Internet for various own digital devices? It is very common that many users want to their mobile phones, digital cameras, game players, music players,etc link to Internet via only a WiFi hotspot account. So, most of them want to make their Windows computer as a WiFi hotspot.

Free ways to build WiFi hotspots on Windows 10/8.1/8/7 PC

Officially, after Windows 8 released, Microsoft add a feature to allow users create WiFi hotspot to share network wich CMD. You can learn more from here: For desktop computer, you need to use a USB wireless network adapter as wirless network card. This kind of machine is more and more common and cheaper and cheaper. As long as you connect it to your desktop computer and install driver, computer will recognize it as a wireless network card. Then,just follow the guides to turn on WiFi hotsopot with CMD.
On a laptop with wireless card, only enable hotspot feature in CMD.

free to build up wifi hotspot on computer

free to build up wifi hotspot on computer


Another kind of way to build a WiFi hotspot on laptop, desktop and notebook is using the 3rd-party tool. I think it is more convenient than CMD.
For the tool, I prefer to use a program named OSToto Hotspot which can easy and free to help user set up WiFi hotsopot for Windows PC icluding Asus/Dell/Acer/HP/Lenovo/Samsung. Two modes allows user use WiFi based on different demands and devices. Although you don’t know how to use CMD in Windows, only one-click, WiFi hotspot can be set up on your laptop. More detail about this program here:

Steps for 160WiFi to create WiFi hotspot on Windows computer freely

1.Download and install OSToto Hotspot to your Windows 10/8.1/8/7 computer.

2.Launch program and motify the SSID and password of your own WiFi hotspot.

3.Turn on WiFi hotspot with one Click.

How to make your laptop or PC become WiFi hotspot

Wireless network is one of the necessary in Internet age. Many people want to connect their portable devices including Android phone, iPhone, computer, tablet, etc. And most of them want to share their wired network as WiFi to make their portable devices link to Internet.

Of course, If you have a router which has wireless feature, you just set it in your computer, then you can use wireless everytime. However, I thinl not all users will has a wireless router, especially, if you use public network service, it is not easy to share network with Windows 10/8.1/8/7 computer.

Easy Way to Share Network as WiFi on your Windows Desktop,laptop and Notebook

Indeed, there are many kinds of tools can help us create free WiFi hotspot on Windows PC.
As for me, I use a WiFi tool named 160 WiFi to share network on my laptop computer.

1.For Laptop which has wireless network card

Most laptop computer has wireless network feature now. It means, we can make use of the wireless network card to share network as wireless router.

Download 160 WiFi from here:,  and it is free for WiFi hotspot creating.Then install and launch it, it will set and enable WiFi hotspot automatically. After turning on hotspot, you can set yout WiFi SSID and password, and you can connect other device to this WiFi hotspot.

2.For desktop computer or laptop without wirelss network card

Although you use desktop computer or your laptop may be too old to have no wireless network card, it is still possible to make free WiFi work onWindows 10/8.1/8/7 computer, but you need anohter hardware tool.

You need to get a USB wireless network card device which become more common and common now. It is a liitle thing but useful. As long as you plug it to computer USB port, computer will recognzie it as a wireless network card. Then just lauchn 160 WiFi and tunr on hotspot, your computer will also share wireless network for Android phone, iPhone, tablet.