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WiFi hotspot in windows without any 3rd party software

Start a hotspot on your PC without any 3rd party software installation just with 2 commands!

 

This approach will start the hotspot instantaneously unlike connectify
Not a fan of commands? – worry not. I made the commands into a setup file for you. Of course this kills the purpose of this post but what the heck. The intention is to make it quick, minimal and simple after all.

 

  1. Super simple:
    • Download setup.exe and start.exe
    • Enable Internet sharing to hotspot
      • Network and sharing center
      • Right click on your LAN network –> Properties –> Sharing
      • Check “allow other network users to use this comp. internet”
      • Select your hotspot as the sharing enabled network

  2. Command way:
    • Open command prompt with admin rights. (press start button and search for ‘cmd’, right click and ‘run as administartor’)
    • To create hotspot, use: netsh wlan set hostednetwork mode=allow ssid=<hotspotName> key=<hotspotPassword> keyUsage=persistent’
    • Then to start hotspot, use: netsh wlan start hostednetwork’
    • Enable Internet sharing to hotspot
      • Network and sharing center
      • Right click on your LAN network –> Properties –> Sharing
      • Check “allow other network users to use this comp. internet”
      • Select your hotspot as the sharing enabled network

That’s it! No need of any 3rd party software which may slow down your PC. If this method fails I recommend you to try ‘WiFi hotspot creator’, light and simple before going back to ‘Connectify’. Hope that helps