Wednesday, May 1, 2013

How to configure windows 8 computer as WiFi Hotspot without using any Third Party Application

How to configure windows 8 computer as WiFi Hotspot

Press win key + x and Choose command prompt (Admin) option from the menu displayed. Alternatively, you can type cmd on start screen, right click on command prompt from the search results, choose run as administrator.

1st  check if your wlan adapter is compatible with hostednetwork (and therefore also with VirtualRouter) type to prompt command: netsh wlan show drivers.

Check that in the list there is the word "Hosted network supported: Yes"

  • Now in the command prompt window, type netsh wlan set hostednetwork ssid=nameofnetwork key=networkpassword
  • Instead of typing nameofnetwork in the above step, type any name that you want to give to your network.. Instead of typing networkpassword in step above, type secure hard-to-guess password that you want for your network so that anyone trying to connect to your network must know the password.
  • Now type netsh wlan start hostednetwork and press enter. You windows 8 laptop/tablet/computer will now be configured as WiFi Hotspot. Any other device could now connect to your computer’s WiFi using the password that you set in the step above. So, Turn WiFi on other devices like your smartphone or another laptop running any version of windows be it windows 7, vista or windows xp. On the second device, your WiFi network name will be shown, connect to it. It’ll ask for the password. Enter the same password you created in second step. Done. Your second device will be connected to your computer’s WiFi.
  • If you want to remove or stop the newly created ad-hoc connection, type netsh wlan stop hostednetwork in command prompt(admin).

How to share your computer’s internet connection with other devices

In the first part of this tutorial above, we configured our system as WiFi hotspot, but still other devices connected to our system won’t be able to access internet. Hence we need to follow this part of tutorial so that every devices connected will be able to use our system’s internet connection.
  • First, make sure your main system is connected to internet via WiFi or wired connection or usb modem or whatever medium.
  • Now type network and sharing center on start screen and choose settings and then choose the concerned search result. Alternatively open control panel and go to the concerned option.
  • In network and sharing center, your newly created WiFi hotspot as well as your system’s main internet connection will be listed. Click on the network link of your system’s main internet beside Connections and select properties from the dialog box that opens.share wifi windows 8 500x93 Setup WiFi Hotspot on Windows 8 Tablet or Computer to share internetSelect Sharing tab. Tick mark the option – Allow other network users to connect through this computer’s internet connection. Now select your WiFi Hotspot connection name from dropdown box 8 hostspot Setup WiFi Hotspot on Windows 8 Tablet or Computer to share internetHit on Ok. Done.
  • Now, all other devices, laptops connected to your computer’s WiFi ad-hoc connection will be able to access internet using your system’s primary internet connection.
If you face any problem with this method, just comment here and we’ll help you. You can also make use of third-party tools like Free Virtual Router for Windows 8 or Windows 7, Connectify, etc, but I hope this method explained in this article is simple and fair enough that you don’t require any third-party utilities. This method also works on Windows 7 and can be used to connect any device be it phone, tablets, another laptop or computer running any operating system.

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