How to use laptop as wifi hotspot: TURN YOUR COMPUTER INTO A WIRELESS ACCESS POINT

Sometime you need a wireless access point to the Internet since the coverage of the router you have is not the best possible (or access to the network is done in that place by using cable). Well, this is possible to get it with computers that have Windows operating system .

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How to use laptop as Wi-Fi hotspot using virtual Wi-Fi hotspot: TURN YOUR COMPUTER INTO A WIRELESS ACCESS POINT

 ALso see how to create wifi wireless network without using a router on windows 7/8/8.1/and XP .how to create a wireless network from an ethernet connection. How to create a wireless network from my laptop without using a router.

 

How to use laptop as Wifi hotspot using virtual Wi-Fi hotspot

How to use laptop as Wi-Fi hotspot using virtual Wi-Fi hotspot, without using a router? How to create wireless network without using a router?

 

·       Step 1:

First check that your Desktop PC or laptop has wireless adapter, so that it can act as a laptop/desktop pc Wi-Fi hotspot. This is the first step while creating a wireless home or office network without a router.

How to use laptop as Wi-Fi hotspot using virtual Wi-Fi hotspot
How to use laptop as Wi-Fi hotspot using virtual Wi-Fi hotspot

 

·       Step 2:

Secondly go to the virtual hotspot software website to download the Virtual Wi-Fi hotspot. Virtual W-Fi hotspot is a free software and you can use it to create home or wireless network without using a router.How to use laptop as wifi hotspot

How to use laptop as Wi-Fi hotspot using virtual Wi-Fi hotspot- step 2
How to use laptop as Wi-Fi hotspot using virtual Wi-Fi hotspot- step 2

·       Step 3:

Start virtual Router manager on (windows 8/8.1/XP/7) which one you have. After that you will see the settings Network name (SSID) which you can change according to your convenience.

How to use laptop as Wi-Fi hotspot using virtual Wi-Fi hotspot- step 3
How to use laptop as Wi-Fi hotspot using virtual Wi-Fi hotspot- step 3

·       Step 4:

In the password tab enter the password you would like to set Password must be at least 8 character’s long.

·       Step 5:

In the third tab which is Shared connection select the connection you want to share to make your laptop as Wi-Fi hotspot.

Steps for how to create a Wireless network without a router using CMD command prompt.

Steps for how to create a Wireless network without a router using CMD command prompt.

 

·         Step 1:  

Go to search tab in windows 8 and search for Command Prompt. And then right Click it.

·       Step 2:

Open Command prompt (CMD) with Administrator privileges. And click yes to start CMD.

          Step 3:   

Type the following command in CMD to check whether you pc supports an AD-hoc network or a virtual private network. Command is:-                                                

netsh wlan show drivers                                                                                                                    

 

 

·         Step 4:  

Type the following command in CMD –

  • netsh wlan set hostednetwork mode=allow ssid=hotspot name here key=choose password

So, the above command will create a wireless network without router but it is still offline. Where hotspot name you can choose any and password should be at least 8 digits long.

 

·         Step 5:  

 In step 5 while creating a Wi-Fi hotspot using CMD (command prompt) you have to start the newly created network by using the following command in command prompt.

  • netsh wlan start hostednetwork

Type this command in the command prompt (CMD).

·         Step 6:  

If you want to stop the created WI-FI network you can stop this home wireless network in command prompt.

·         netsh wlan stop hostednetwork

·         Step 7: 

If you want to see the status of wireless hotspot on your laptop or Desktop PC by using this command.

netsh wlan show hostednetwork

 

 

Make laptop a Wi-Fi hotspot

To achieve this, you must use a virtual WiFi adapter that is integrated into the operating system (and even use a specific application for it).

Windows 7

The option to be able to share the computer with this version of Windows is integrated by default in the operating system. To do this you must access the option called Manage wireless networks (within the Network options).

Now click the Add button and use the section called Create an ad hoc network. The following is to follow the steps of the wizard that appears, among which is to enter the name of the connection and the password that you want to use. A very important detail is that you must always select the option Allow other users to connect to the Internet using this computer , otherwise the option will not work (especially if the connectivity of the equipment is achieved through the use of a wired network ).

Windows 8 and 8.1

Surprisingly, in this version of Windows has disappeared the virtual network creation wizard, but remains within the development. To get the activation of this and get what we have indicated, you must use the option execute (which opens when you press the Windows key + R together ).

Now type in the ncpa.cpl dialog box . A window appears in which you can see the connectivity options and on the wireless itself, you have to right-click and select Properties . In the share tab you must select the option Allow other users to connect to the Internet using this computer.

Now you should open a command line window – use the sub-menu to do so. Now you should write the following: netsh wlan set hostednetwork mode = allow ssid = “network_name” key = “password” . Once this is done, continue typing this: netsh wlan start hostednetwork , which will start the access point.

Finally, write netsh wlan show hostednetwork so that the network is visible and, in addition, you can see a summary of the data of this so they can be targeted and never forgotten.

Third Party Application

By the way, we do not forget to provide a software that allows to create a virtual network by default in a simple way and, without any cost as it is an open source development . Its name is Virtual Router, and despite being in English it must be said that its use is very simple since you simply have to provide the name, the password and press the start button of the access point (Start Virtual Router). If you want to get it you can do it here .

Virtual router helps to create a wireless network and helps to use a laptop as Wi-Fi hotspot. It can be used anywhere like:

1.       Home2.       Office.
3.       Schools.4.       Airports.
5.       Bus station.6.       Restaurants.
7.       Coffee shops.8.       Library.

 

Virtual router helps to create a wireless network and helps to use a laptop as a Wi-Fi hotspot. Microsoft windows version which are compatible with virtual router and you can use software to make a laptop wireless Wi-Fi hotspot:

1.       Microsoft windows 7.2.       Microsoft windows 8.
3.       Microsoft windows XP4.       Microsoft windows 8.1. 

 

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