How to create a Mobile Hotspot on Windows 10.

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Hi. How are you? Is it a real pleasure to be here with you? In today’s interconnected world, a wifi connection point is almost indispensable for daily tasks. As is well known, to enable a wireless connection it is essential to have a wireless router that transforms the wired connection into a wireless connection. However, Windows 10 offers the opportunity to set up an access point, easily and free of charge. However, Windows 10 offers the opportunity to set up an access point, easily and free of charge. To be able to connect to it, we only need a device with the ability to connect via WiFi. Such as smartphones, tablets or other portable devices. It is important to note, that we will show two different methods for doing this. A graphical procedure, and a procedure by commands. With this intention, Let’s explain how to create a Mobile Hotspot on Windows 10.

Prerequisites

At least Windows 10 version 14379

  • At least Windows 10 version 14379
  • A wireless device installed on our computer

How to set up Mobile Hotspot Windows 10. Graphic Mode

In the first place, we need to press the Win+X combination and select the System option.

Select settings
Select settings

Immediately you will open the Windows Settings, there you must locate the section corresponding to Network & Internet.

Windows Settings>Network & Internet
Windows Settings>Network & Internet

Once we move to the next screen, it is necessary to select the Mobile Hotspot option located in the left column. This option is disabled by default, so we have to activate it to start using the feature.

On this screen, there are several configuration options. We can see the default network name and the required password. Please note that you can modify these values as you wish. Besides, we can see the number of devices connected to the network, the IP address of the connected devices, their MAC address and the power options. On the other hand, when you click on the connection icon located in the taskbar, we will see the Mobile Hotspot working. Also showing the number of devices currently connected. As you can see, the function has a maximum of 08 devices connected per session.

Mobile Hotspot working
Mobile Hotspot working

We have seen how to configure the Mobile Hotspot with the graphical mode. Now all that’s left to do is enter the network credentials so you can connect to the new network. How to set up Mobile Hotspot Windows 10. Graphic Mode

How to set up Mobile Hotspot Windows 10. CMD Mode

If you want to activate this feature using command mode, just open a Command Prompt with administrator privileges. With this intention, please type CMD in the search bar and select Run as Administrator

Running a Command Prompt as administrator
Running a Command Prompt as administrator

Next, please enter the following command:

 netsh wlan show drivers 

Once the command is entered, we’ll see if there is compatibility with the hosted network. With this in mind, please check the Hosted network supported line. If the answer is Yes, we can go ahead with the procedure

Now, let’s create the host network name and password. For the purpose of it, please introduce the next command:

netsh wlan set hostednetwork mode=allow ssid=(name of net) key=(password) 

Please fill in the variables with the name of the network you want to create and the assigned password.

setting network name and password
setting network name and password

We’ll see a couple of messages confirming that the new host network is created correctly. To activate it and start using it, please enter the following command:

 netsh wlan start hostednetwork 

Congratulations! You have successfully started a Hosted Network.

Hosted network finally started
Hosted network finally started

Conclusion

The ability to offer wireless connectivity is essential to develop technological tasks. It is usually imperative to have a wireless router in order to guarantee this. However, we have observed how to enable a Hotspot Mobile using the functions of Windows 10. All right, that’s it for now, please share this article and visit our article on error-free SSL certificates.

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