Easily Create Wi-Fi Hotspot in Windows 8 using Command Prompt

Creating a Wi-Fi hotspot in Windows 8 is not so easy specially if you are not familiar with core windows options. However, it can be done very easily using command prompt if you know the right procedure.

Below are the simple steps to create wi-fi hotspot in Windows 8


◙ An Internet Connection
◙ A Wi-Fi adapter which supports internet sharing

Firstly, check if your wi-fi adapter supports internet sharing or not.

For this, open Command Prompt in administrator mode.

Now type the following command and hit enter.

netsh wlan show drivers


Now, check the results for Hosted Network Supported as shown in figure. It should show yes.
Creating Hotspot

To crate your wi-fi hotspot enter the following command in command prompt and press enter.

netsh wlan set hostednetwork mode=allow ssid=yourwifiName key=password


This command will create wi-fi hotspot. Also change yourwifiName and password for your hotspot.

Start your created wi-fi hotspot

To start your wi-fi , write the the following command in command prompt and press enter.

netsh wlan start hostednetwork 


This will start your hotspot and will be discoverable by other devices.

Share your internet connection with created wi-fi hotspot

 ◙ go to search and open network and sharing centre as shown in figure.


◙ select change adapter settings.
◙ choose your available connection and open its properties as shown in figure.

◙  go to sharing and select allow other network users to connect through this computer’s internet                connection.


◙ choose your wi-fi hotspot name from the drop down menu under Home network connection and press ok.

Note : Your wi-fi hotspot has “*” symbol in its name.

That’s all, your wi-fi hotspot has been been created.


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