Wi-Fi Hotspot in Windows 10 using Command Prompt

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Create Wi-Fi Hotspot in Windows 10 using CMD

Create wifi hotspot using the cmd in Windows 10 PC. The same steps can be applied to Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 PCs. This guide will help you to create Wi-Fi Hotspot in Windows 10 PC using the command prompt.

Hosted network feature in Windows 10 allows you to create a Wi-Fi hotspot and then share it with your other Wi-Fi-enabled devices such as tablets, smartphones, and laptops or PCs which has Wireless connectivity card installed.


Open Command prompt from Start – Right click on Start button and select Command Prompt (Admin). This should open the command prompt in administrative mode. Or press Windows key + X and select Command Prompt (Admin).

In the command prompt Window, type the following command:

  1.      netsh wlan start hostednetwork

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Type below command in 2nd step

 2.  netsh wlan set hostednetwork mode=allow ssid=MyWi-Fi key=yourpassword

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Go to Control Panel, Network and Internet and open Network Connection. Or copy and paste this “Control Panel\Network and Internet\Network Connections” in Windows Explorer.

Right-click on your existing internet connection and select Properties. In my case, it was Local area connection.



From the properties window, click on Sharing tab.

Now check “Allows other network users to connect through this computer’s Internet connection.”

Click on “Select a Private Network” and select the newly created Wi-Fi connection from the drop down list.


Click on the OK button to save the settings and close the properties window.

Now your wifi hotspot is ready to use.

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