There was no (until fall creator update) windows official tool to turn Laptop’s Wifi into a Wi-Fi hotspot. There was official support for older windows (windows 7). Microsoft removed the tool to create wifi hotspot on your laptop.
But it does not mean that you can not do the same, most laptops wifi can be turned into a Wi-Fi hotspot.
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If you also want to share your computer’s internet connection with another device via wifi hotspot, you can use Connectify Pro application, which works fine.
Update: Windows 10 mobile hotspot
Starting with Windows 10 fall creator update, Microsoft added an option in action center to create a hotspot. You can find this option-clicking the action center icon (slide from the right edge of the screen).
It makes your laptop a hotspot so that other device can connect to it. This comes handy when you don’t want to give the password of your source wifi modem or router. One can use it to extend the wifi range and connect more device at a distance.
Creating Wi-Fi Hotspot on Windows 8 / 8.1 /10 using Notepad
There is a simple step by step procedure that will demonstrate you how to turn your pc/laptop into a wifi hotspot. So you can connect more wifi enabled devices with it.
Understanding the terms.
Command prompt – a built-in tool that is used to give computer commands and accordingly your machine will do their action.
.bat – it’s a file extension used for commend promote, just like if you open the file, it will be opened into the command prompt.
Well, now we will be creating simple .bat commands that you can use to start and stop your Wi-Fi Hotspot. You can change the SSID and even secure it using the KEY. So now let’s get started on how it’s actually done.
- Step 1. Open Notepad and type paste below code into it.
netsh WLAN set hostednetwork mode=allow ssid=Quickfever key=12345 netsh wlan start hostednetwork
ow make sure to save this file as WiFiOn.bat, and it’s done.
Tip- 12345 is your password, and Quickfever is SSID, you can name it.
- Step 2. Now create another new Notepad file and paste below code into it.
netsh wlan stop hostednetwork
Save this file as WiFiOff.bat and your Wi-Fi Hotspot stopping process is up.
- Step 3. When you want to start Hotspot open the WifiOn.bat file. And to close it run the WifiOff.bat file.
TIP – Right click and run them as administrator.
As soon as you are done, you can double-click the Stop.bat file, and your broadcast will be stopped. Now you can change the SSID by changing the code in blue color, and you can change the security code in red color.