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How to Make Hotspot on Laptop

Generally, hotspots are often used through cellphone devices. But it turns out that this hotspot feature can also be used on PC or laptop devices.

So you can tether to other devices via the internet connection available on the laptop. However, to be able to create a hotspot you must know how to create a hotspot which will be discussed in the article below.

How to Create Hotspot on Laptop

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A little review about hotspots. In short, this hotspot feature is useful for allowing devices, such as cellphones, laptops or PCs to share internet connections with other devices.

For hotspots on cellphones, maybe you already know and it’s fairly easy to activate them.

But here we will discuss how to create a dedicated hotspot for laptops and PCs. Please note, how to activate the hotspot feature is quite difficult.

Well, if you want to know then you can pay attention to several ways to create a hotspot on the following laptop:


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1. Via CMD

Command Prompt CMD HotSpot
Command Prompt CMD HotSpot
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If you want to create a hotspot without software, then you can use CMD ( Command Prompt ). In short, CMD is a program built into laptops that is useful for configuring the system via special commands. Then regarding how to create a hotspot with CMD, you can follow these steps:

  1. First, you can open Windows, then type CMD.
  2. Next right-click on the Command Prompt program and select the Run as Administrator menu.
  3. Then the CMD window will appear, now you enter the command netsh wlan show driver and press Enter.
Note: This command is useful for checking whether your laptop can use the Hostpot feature or not.
  1. If so, now you see the Hosted Network Supported section.
  2. If it contains a value of Yes, then your laptop can use the hotspot feature.
  3. After checking it, now you can type the command netsh wlan set hostednetwork mode=allow ssid=Your WiFi name key=PasswordWiFi and press Enter.
Note: Please replace the YourWifiName and WifiPassword with the username and password you want. Then in the key section, replace it with the WiFi password you want.
  1. Then a notification will appear The hosted network mode has been set to allow which indicates that the hostpot creation process is successful.
  2. Then you just need to activate the hostpot by typing the command netsh wlan start hosted network and press Enter.
  3. If successful, a notification The hosted network started will appear.

Note: In summary, this CMD is useful for creating hotspots only. Therefore, additional configuration is needed to be able to share the internet network via the laptop.

  1.  Now set up a hotspot, so you can share it with other devices. The trick, please open the PC Settings first.
  2. Then, click Control Panel.
  3. Then, click Network and Internet.
  4. Next, click on Network and Sharing Center.
  5. You can see the name of the hotspot that you previously created. After that you click Change Adapter Settings in the left side bar.
  6. On your Wi-Fi right click and select Properties.
  7. After that, the Wi-Fi Properties window will appear, click the Sharing tab.
  8. You check or tick in the Allow other network users to connect through this computer’s internet connection section.
  9. In the Home networking connection section, select the Virtual Network Wi-Fi driver that has been activated.
  10. Then, click OK.

Well, now you can confirm it by trying internet network hotspot from laptop to cellphone.

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2. Mobile Hotspot di Windows 10

Activate Mobile Hotspot Windows Computer Laptop
Activate Mobile Hotspot Windows Computer Laptop

Then for those who use the Windows 10 operating system, there is a special way to create a hotspot, namely through the Mobile Hotspot feature. If you want to use this method, your laptop will be able to share the hotspot wirelessly or via a LAN cable. Of course, it is very flexible and practical. For how you can see the steps below:

  1. First, press Windows key + I on the keyboard to open Windows Settings.
  2. Then, select Network & Internet Settings.
  3. Then, select the Mobile Hotspot menu on the left side bar.
  4. After that, slide the Mobile Hotspot button to the right so that it can be active.
  5. Next, click the Edit button to change the hotspot username and password.
  6. Finally, change the Network Name, Password and Band to your liking.

Note: Network Band is useful for setting the speed level of the hotspot that you will provide to other devices.

  1. If so, click Save. Once configured, now your laptop can share the internet network to other devices.

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3. Baidu Hotspot WiFi App

If you have trouble using the two methods above, then you can create a hotspot with the Baidu Hotspot WiFi software. In short, by using this software you don’t have to bother typing commands or configuring Windows Settings anymore. Just install the app, then just run it. Now if you want to know more details, you can follow how to create a hotspot through the following Baidu Hostpot WiFi application:

  1. First, you can download and install the Baidu Hotspot WiFi application.
  2. If it is installed, now open the Baidu Hotspot WiFi application.
  3. After that, you click the WiFi icon to use it.
  4. Then, you can also set the WiFi name and password by clicking the column.
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Well, with just 4 steps now you can create a hotspot on the laptop. I can install this software on Windows 8. But it can also be installed on Windows 7 and 10.

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Those are some ways that you can apply to be able to create a hotspot on a laptop. Then regarding the internet network, you can get it via WiFi or with a modem. Thus IsTalkingTech’s review on how to create a hotspot on this PC and laptop. May be useful!

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Muhamad Nagib
Muhamad Nagib
Information technology writer who has great interest in Windows, MacOS and Linux-based computers as well as Android and iOS smart devices, therefore this website is dedicated to reviewing all information about these operating systems and devices. Learn more.


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