Monday, 28 July 2014

Create Wifi Hotspot on Windows 7 / Windows 8 Laptop Without Using any Software

Create Wifi Hotspot on Windows 7 / Windows 8 Laptop Without Using any Software- Here is how

1. Open the Command prompt as Administrator (Right click and select Run as administrator).You can also open it by pressing Window Key + X and choosing Command Prompt(Admin).

2. Type the following command in the command prompt and press Enter.

netsh wlan set hostednetwork mode=allow ssid=tipstrickshackery key=wifipassword 

Here ssid is the name of your hotspot and key is password of your hotspot.Choose both of these according to you.

3. Next,type the following command and hit enter.
netsh wlan start hostednetwork

You will get a message like The hosted network started.

4. Now go to Network And Sharing center and You can see your newly created wifi hotspot connection.But, as you can see, it has no network access.We need to fix this by enabling sharing of internet connection for your working Internet connection.In my case, it is wifi connection,but it can be Ethernet or any other working internet connection.

5. To enable sharing, Click on your default Internet connection and select Properties.Under the Sharing tab, tick the box saying – Allow other network users to connect through this computer’s Internet connection.Under the Home networking Connection, select the connection which is showing as your hotspot connection.(In my case, it is Local Area connection *12 ) .

6. Your Wifi hotspot is created and Internet sharing is enabled. You can check in the Network and Sharing center that your wifi hotspot now has Internet Access.


7. Now Connect any wifi enabled device to this hotspot using the password you choose while typing the command.

8. In order to stop the Wifi hotspot, Just type the following command in the command prompt(as Administrator).

It might came to your mind that remembering these commands is not easy.Also typing them again again is tedious task.This also has a solution.

1. Write both the commands in notepad.

2. Select Save As and save the file as Batch type. Name the file anything you want but make its extension .bat .Also select All Files in Save as Type. Save it on the desktop.

3. Your batch file is created.Now whenever you need to start hotspot, just run this file with admin privileges.

4. Similar way, you can create a batch file to stop the hotspot.


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