How to turn window PC into WiFi Hotspot Using Command prompt?
There is plenty of Third party software to create the WiFi hotspot. But we don't want to install too many software in our system. So there is a trick to create a WiFi hotspot using the command prompt. We are here to learn, how to Turn our Window PC into a WiFi hotspot without using a third-party software. I am using Window 10, but same steps can be applied to Windows 7 and Windows 8 running PCs. Follow the given steps to learn how to Turn you window PC into WiFi hotspot using Command prompt. Enjoy your learning With InfoBrother.
We can open command prompt or CMD using two ways:
1 » Click the window icon or press window key. search for cmd or command prompt and run it as Administration.
2 » Press Window key + R , A dialog box will open, type cmd in text area to open the command prompt. type cmd and press enter.
Check if our Pc is able to Create WiFi Hotspot:
Before move on, first of all we need to Check whether our PC is able to create the Hosted network or Not. Type the Following command into your command prompt and hit enter:
netsh wlan show drivers
Using above command, the "Hosted Network supported" Field should indicate Yes if our PC is able to share WiFi. If it says No, then we need to download the corresponding driver for our WiFi adapter to proceed.
Create Hosted Network:
Using above Step, if the "Hosted Network supported" Field say Yes, then our computer supports the Hosted Network feature, which allows us to create a WiFi Hotspot. Type following Command into command prompt to create the hosted network and press enter.
netsh waln set hostednetwork mode=allow ssid=NetworkName key=Password
In Above command, replace the "NetworkName" with the Hotspot's Name, and "Password" with you WiFi password. Make sure the Name and password should be minimum 8 character.
Start Hosted Network:
After Successfully creating Hosted Network using above steps, we need to start the Hosted network. type the following command into command prompt and press Enter.
netsh waln start hostednetwork
The above command will turn on WiFi hotspot. and you will see the message "The hosted network started".
Sharing the Network:
Using above steps, we have successfully created the WiFi hotspot and its live now. Now we just need to share existing Internet connection with a newly created WiFi hotspot. close your command prompt and follow the given methods to share the internet connection.
» Open Control Panel » Network and Internet » Network and Sharing Centre or press the window Key and search for "Network and Sharing Centre".
» In Network and sharing center window, open Change Adapter settings tab.
1 » In "Change adapter settings" window, right click on your current connection's name and select properties.
2 » Click the Sharing Tab.
3 » Check the "Allow other Network Users to Connect..." Box.
4 » For the safety purpose, make sure you uncheck "Allow other network users to control..." Box.
5 » Click the Box below the "Home Networking connection" and from drop down list, select Newly created Hotspot's name, it will be something like "Local Area Connection"
6 » Click OK. Our Wireless Hotspot should be now accessible by any nearby Devices. Connect to this WiFi hotspot and enjoy your browsing.
Stop Hosted Network:
If you want to turn off your hosted network or stop sharing the Internet connection with other devices, then this step is for you. Open command prompt using Step No 1, and write the following command in command prompt and press enter.
netsh waln stop hostednetwork
The above command will turn of WiFi hotspot. and you will see the message "The hosted network stopped".