Janik von Rotz

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Create a hotspot with your windows 8 computer

This short guide will tell you how you can turn your computer into a hotspot to share a internet connection with you wlan devices.

We assumed that you either have your computer connected with the internet by a cable or a mobile data connection, or you have not internet connection at all and just want create a LAN (local computer network).

First of all your wifi adapter has to able to share a connection, you can check that by opening the PowerShell commandline (Windows + R and enter “powershell”) then enter the following command to get a summary of your wlan driver configuratons.

netsh wlan show drivers

Then look for this property:

Hosted network supported  : Yes

It should say yes, otherwhise it’s not possible for your wlan adapter to share a network.

Now let’s create the hosted network by entering this command:

netsh wlan set hostednetwork mode=allow ssid=<network name> key=<passkey>

Here’s an example:

netsh wlan set hostednetwork mode=allow ssid=adhocjanik key=12345678

Make sure you have administrator privilegs when doing so (if not, search the powershell programm, make a right click on it and select “run as administrator”).

If everything went fine, you can start your hosted network with this command:

netsh wlan start hostednetwork

Categories: System tooling
Tags: hotspot , network , wlan
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