How to turn on WiFi hotspot on laptop?

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Today we will learn about a very important and interesting computer tips through which you can turn on WiFi hotspot on your laptop.

In other words, you can share the internet by making your laptop a WiFi hotspot just like sharing a hotspot from a mobile.

Many people may wonder what is the need to use a laptop as a hotspot if you have internet and router at home.

Let them know that you can get many benefits by using your laptop as a hotspot device. Like,

If you do not have a router and do not connect an Ethernet or Internet cable directly to your laptop or desktop computer,

Then you can use the internet on your phone and other laptops by sharing hotspot through it just like a router.

Suppose again that you have a WiFi router at home but its signal in another room is very weak or the phone does not connect.

At that moment, you can connect the router's WiFi to the laptop, and share that network again from the laptop as a hotspot.

Because the WiFi receiver that the laptop has is much more powerful than the receiver of the phone so it can catch more signals.

Also you can get various other such benefits through this method or means. So let's see how we can make the laptop a WiFi hotspot.

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How to turn on the WiFi hotspot on the laptop (Laptop hostspot).

Let us tell you at the beginning that you can turn on the hotspot in the same way on the laptop as well as on the desktop.

And you can do it in three ways, one by software, the other by CMD or Windows PowerShell.

And the third way is directly from Settings if you are using Windows 10 only.

And below we will know about these three ways or methods. But before that you need to know that on your laptop or desktop

Whether or not you have the functionality to turn on the hotspot. So first of all we didn't know this.

Step 1: First open CMD as “Run as Administrator” from your computer or laptop.

Step 2: Once the CMD opens, type the command “netsh wlan show driver” and press the enter button.

How to turn on WiFi hotspot on laptop?

How to check if the hotspot can be turned on on the laptop

After that, if you see that “Hosted network supported : Yes” is displayed, then you can turn on the hotspot.

Now let's look at the three ways to turn on a hotspot from a laptop, how to do it.

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How Windows 10 Users Launch Hotspot

Step 1: Search by typing “ Mobile Hotspot ” directly from the search menu or bar and click on search results.

Step 2: Then enable the “Share my internet connection with other device” option, your mobile hotspot will be enabled.

How to turn on WiFi hotspot from Windows 10 through Mobile Hotspot settings

And if you want to change the name and password of the WiFi hotspot, then you can do it by clicking on the “Edit” option.

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Enable Laptop Hotspot by CMD

Follow this procedure if you are using Windows 8.1 or Windows 8 instead of Windows 10.

Step 1: If your laptop is able to turn on the hotspot, then open it again by running CMD 'Run as administrator'.

Step 2: Then copy and paste the following code there. But don't forget to replace “Wi-FiHotspotName” with whatever name you want and “yourpassword” your preferred password.

"netsh wlan set hostednetwork mode=allow ssid=Wi-FiHotspotName key=yourpassword"

Now your WiFi hotspot name and hotspot password will be setup with your hotspot mode allow.

Step 3: Then type the command “ netsh wlan start hostednetwork ” to start or start the hosted network and press enter.

Then go to Network and Sharing Center from the control panel of the computer and click on Connection.

Network and sharing center

Step 4: After clicking on your specific connection a window will open where below click on “Properties”.

And then another window will open there first click on “Sharing' tab and then tick mark the “Allow other network users to connect through this computer's Internet connection” box below.

Then select the network through which your laptop will be connected from the “Select a private network connection” drop down menu just below that.

Settings to enable hotspot sharing

And click on “Ok” button directly below. Now your laptop starts sharing hotspot which you can view from phone.

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Rules for turning on WiFi hotspot on laptop by software

The advantage of using software is that you don't have to do anything manually when turning on a hotspot on a computer or laptop.

As you can see in the case of CMD, here you can turn everything on with a single click and control everything more.

And in this guide I will use the "Connectify" software to convert my computer or laptop to a WiFi hotspot device.

Step 1: To download Connectify software first visit its official site or click here .

After visiting the website first you will see download option, click there to download the software.

Step 2: Once the software is downloaded, install it on your computer. The installation process is very simple,

The rest of the computer programs are exactly the way we install them. Once installed you will be asked to restart the computer.

So after installation, restart your laptop or computer.

Step 3: Once the computer is restarted, open the Connectify software. You will see a lot of messages at the first opening.

Click "Try it Out" and then "Get Started with Lite".

Step 4: Then Connectify will open by automatically detecting some settings, you just change the Hotspot Name and Hotspot Password and click “ Start Hotspot ” below.

How to turn on WiFi hotspot on your computer or laptop with Connectify software

Then go to the Wi-Fi settings of your phone and scan the network, you will see the new Wi-Fi network you have created there.

Our last words:

So friends, I hope you now know how to use a computer or laptop as a WiFi hotspot.

If you are using Windows 10 then the rule to turn on WiFi hotspot on laptop is easiest for you.

And if you are using any other version than Windows 10 then you can do it by following the other two methods.

If you like this article, don't forget to share it with others and let me know in the comments.

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