How To Create Wifi Hotspot For Windows 7/8/10 Using CMD

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Creating Wifi hotspot can really piss you off if you are unaware of the proper techniques of creating one. With some simple steps you can easily create your own wifi hotspot without using any software. By creating your own wifi hotspot for windows you can easily share your computer’s internet with your smartphones and tablets.

Create Wifi Hotspot For Windows

In this guide I will we sharing how to create wifi hotspot for windows 7 /8/10. This concept of Wireless Hosted network came up with Windows 7. To execute this technique all you require is Command Prompt a.ka CMD with Administrator privileges. This process includes some of the commands that are available only in Windows 7 or Windows 8 or Windows 10.

Create Wifi Hotspot Using CMD

Step 1: Open CMD

Open Command Prompt (Admin) as an administrator or Press ‘Windows’ and ‘R’ at the same time and enter ‘cmd’ and click ‘enter’.

Windows + R

Step 1: Enter The Command

Now enter below command.

netsh wlan show drivers


This will show the output as shown in the image. If the output has this ‘Hosted network supported :Yes', this verifies that your computer supports hosted networks.

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Step 2: Enter The Command

Now enter the below command in CMD itself.

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

enter command in cmd

Here ssid= Your Wi-Fi Name and Key = Your Password. Hit enter and this will create a wifi hotspot in your windows, which is currently offline.

Step 3: Activate Wifi Hotspot

Now you have to activate the hotspot. To do this you need to enter the below command and then hit enter,

netsh wlan start hostednetwork

Start Hotspot

This starts your very own hotspot that you’ve just created.

Step 3: Share Internet Connection In Windows

To share your internet with other devices you’ve got to play with your windows network settings. To do this:

  • Click or press the windows button.
  • Then type Network and sharing.
  • Click on Change adapter setting


Here right click on the Connection that you use to connect to internet and then select properties. In properties click on Sharing tab and check the box “Allow other network users to connect through this computer’s internet connection and select the network connection name that is used by your hotspot.(For this check the Network Connection Window and look for Connection which says Microsoft Hosted Network Virtual Adapter). And save it. Now your internet connection is shared.

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Hotspot For Windows 7

So now I guess you know how to create wifi hotspot for your windows 7/8/10 and using this hotspot you can share internet from your Windows to your smartphones, tablets or laptop and enjoy seamless wireless connection. If you think this too much for you and you don’t want to play with CMD, you can take help of a software called Connectify, which itself creates a wifi hotspot without any hassle. I will soon publish a guide on how to use Connectify to create a hotspot, so stay tuned to read the guide.

Aishwar Babber

Aishwar Babber is a passionate blogger and digital marketer who has worked in the industry for over six years. He loves to talk and blog about gadget, and latest tech, which motivates him to run GizmoBase. He has a deep understanding of how to create and execute successful marketing campaigns and is an expert in SEO, affiliate marketing, and blogging. Aishwar is also an investor and creator of multiple blogs on various niches. You can find him on Linkedin, Instagram, & Facebook.

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