How To Create Wifi Hotspot On Laptop ?
If you are the one who is looking for wifi hotspot on laptop than you are at the right place. Here in this post we have the two different methods to use wifi hotspot on laptop. Once you turn your laptop as wifi router you can use your android devices , laptop and all other wifi enabled devices.
Advantages Of Using Wifi Hotspot On Laptop :
- You can enjoy internet anywhere on all your wifi enabled devices where this depends upon the range of your laptop.
- Get rid of sitting at one place with wired internet connection.
- If you have broadband wired connection than you can use it on your smartphone by creating wifi hotspot on laptop.
There are many methods to convert your Windows 7 and Windows 8 laptop to your own personal hotspot such as by Command Promt or by using Third Party Software (compatible with win 7 & 8).
-: First Method :-
You need to follow these below given steps perfectly in order to create wifi hotspot on laptop successfully.
Step -1 :
Open Run (Windows Key + R) than type ” ncpa.npl “.
Step – 2:
It will open a new window and in that right click on wireless network adapter and sharing center and select properties.
Step – 3:
In wifi properties click on share tab in that select ‘ Allow other network users to connect through this computer’s internet connection ‘.
Note – Never tick the second option.
Step – 4:
Now open command prompt( Administrator ) – If you don’t know how to open command prompt ( Administrator ) than right click on start and click on Command Prompt (Admin).
Step – 5:
Now you just have to do is execute a simple code step by step.
write the following code in the command prompt –
netsh wlan set hostednetwork mode=allow ssid=”techbrijwifi” key=”techbrijwifi”
By this code it will create a new network name – techbrijwifi name can be changed by changing ssid in code.
Step – 6:
Now you need to start the created network by using below code in command prompt –
netsh wlan start hostednetwork
Everything is done now you will find that your laptop is working like router.
Now you have made wifi hotspot on laptop and if you want to check how many devices are connected to your network than use below code in command prompt –
netsh wlan show hostednetwork
This was the first method to make your laptop act as a router.
-: Second Method :-
In this method we are using a software to make wifi hotspot on laptop. This method is compatible to both Windows 7 & 8. The name of the software we are using here is Virtual Router Download it from here and install it ( When you download the file it will be in zip format so you have to extract it ).
When you are done make sure you are connected to the network which you want to share. After that launch VirtualRouterPlus.exe
It will open a window and in that we have to input necessary information.
- SSID is the same as 1st method you have to enter the name of your network which we are creating it. You can enter whatever you want.
- Password you can enter if you want. It is very important if you want to prevent outsiders use your network.
- Now here you have to provide the network which is to be shared.