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How to Create WiFi Hotspot Using the Command Prompt In Windows

How To Create WiFi Hotspot In Windows Using CMD

Learn here how to broadcast your Windows computer’s Internet as a wireless hotspot using the Command Prompt application. To do this, you must be using an administrator account on your computer.

If you have a Windows computer with a wired internet connection, you may want to share that with other devices. You can do this with a little command line trickery to turn your desktop into a WiFi hotspot.

While technically this has been possible for a while, the process has changed over the years. You can check out the new steps for Windows 10 in the video above from us, or follow the steps here:

1. Press Win+X to open the power user settings menu and choose “Command Prompt (Admin)“.

Command Prompt (Admin)

2. Enter the following command, replacing the values for SSID and key with the network name and password you want: netsh wlan set hostednetwork mode=allow ssid=TheHackerSolutions key=password

Creating WiFi hotspot

3. Run the following command to start the network: netsh wlan start hostednetwork

Starting Hostednetwork

4. Search in the Start menu for “View network connections.”

View network connections

5. Right-click your main ethernet connection and choose “Properties.”

Network properties

6. Under the “Sharing” tab, click the box labeled “Allow other network users to connect through this computer’s internet connection.”

Network properties sharing option

7. In the drop down below the above box, choose the network connection that currently has internet access. Click OK.

At this point, you’ll have a brand new WiFi network that’s connected to your home internet. Keep in mind that this will only work as long as the Windows machine that’s running the network is active. This also isn’t a total replacement for a proper router, but it can get you by in a pinch.

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