How to create a mobile hotspot in Windows 10

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Hi, how are you? Windows 10 has been designed to offer multiple solutions at the work level. Consequently, it offers several solutions for performance challenges. In fact, its use goes beyond a simple desktop system. Because through it, various alternatives are offered. For example, it is possible to easily configure a mobile hotspot. This tool turns the computer into a wireless network center. So it is possible to replicate the computer’s Wi-Fi connection. The result is that your Windows 10 computer becomes a wireless router. This allows other devices to access the Internet. Well, in this post we will see how to create a mobile hotspot in Windows 10.

How to configure the mobile hotspot in Windows 10

As mentioned above, Windows 10 incorporates the features of the mobile access point. This novelty allows the system to become a Wi-Fi Hotspot. So it is possible to connect up to 8 devices to the network. In order to activate and configure this feature, it is necessary to enter the Windows configuration. With this intention, press the combination Windows + I. Once there, enter Network & Internet

Enter to Network & Internet

On the next screen, scroll down to the Mobile hotspot. Then activate the switch to enable the feature. Also, in the field below, choose which connection to share. You can also edit the connection values. Such as name and password.

Set up the network.
Set up the network.

You can immediately see the available network connection.

Hotspot Mobile connection is available.
Hotspot Mobile connection is available.

How to configure the mobile access point using Command Prompt

If you’re a terminal enthusiast, then this option is for you. Windows 10 also allows you to configure the mobile hotspot through the Command Prompt. With this in mind, please type CMD into the search bar, and run it as an administrator.

Run a CMD as an administrator.
Run a CMD as an administrator.

Then execute the following command:

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

Please remember to enter the network name and assign the password.

Set the network name and password.
Set the network name and password.

Once you’ve set up the network, it’s time to start it up. To do this, please run this command:

 netsh wlan start hostednetwork 
Launch the hosted network
Launch the hosted network

And now the network is available and ready to connect.

Conclusion

Finally, we have seen how to create a mobile hotspot in Windows 10. This feature allows you to configure a Windows 10 device as a wireless router. Consequently, several devices can be connected to this network. All right, that’s it for now, before I say goodbye I invite you to see our post about the ram diagnostic tool in Windows 10. See you soon!

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