Saturday, 17 January 2015

Use command line in windows 8/8.1 to create a wifi hotspot.

Hey Guys.

This post is dedicated to the girls in my hostel who asked me how to go about it. So while i was staying at the hostel i found this simple hack very useful to connect all my devices to the Internet, by creating a hotspot on my laptop. This article will save you from installing connectify and other unnecessary software  on your PC.

Steps to be followed:
  1. Click windows button. Type cmd. Command Prompt will open up as a search result. Right Click on Command Prompt and select Run as administrator option.
  2.  A dialog box asking permission to make changes to the computer appears. Click Yes.
  3. To check if your computer supports hotspot feature or not type :
    • netsh wlan show drivers 
  4.  If you see Hosted Network Supported : Yes then your PC supports     hotspot and you can continue.
  5. Now type 
    • netsh wlan set hostednetwork mode=allow ssid=wifiname key=typepasswordhere 
    •  ssid is the name of your hotspot and key is the password for your hotspot
  6. Click Enter.
  7.  If you will get a message saying " The hosted network mode has been set to allow. The SSID of the  hosted network has been successfully changed. The user key passphrase of the hosted network has been successfully changed", you are good to go.
  8. To turn on the hotspot anytime later, all you have to do is enter
    • netsh wlan start hostednetwork
    • you will get a message saying "The Hosted network started"
Thats how easy it is! 

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