How to turn on WIFI tethering on MS windows 10

If you have only wired connection to network and wanted to use it on mobile devices you can do this:


1.You have to check if your wireless adapter supports hosted networks. Open command prompt and enter command:


NETSH WLAN show drivers


If you see Hosted network supported : Yes then you are good to go.


2. Open command prompt with admin rights and enter:


NETSH WLAN set hostednetwork mode=allow ssid=Your_SSID key=Your_Passphrase

SSID is name of your newly created wifi network

KEY is your new password for this network (it should be at least 8 characters long)


3. Now you have to activate hosted connection


  NETSH WLAN start hostednetwork


4. Now you have to share your network


Open Network connections (win key + X) where you can also see your virtual network  (labeled Local Area Connection* X, and with the SSID name) and right click on network adapter with network connection and select Properties. 

Open Sharing tab and check the Allow other network users to connect through this computer’s Internet connection option. In Home networking connection drop-down menu select the Local Area Connection* X, and with the SSID name you created earlier.

Click OK.


That’s it!


5. How to stop sharing?


In command prompt enter


NETSH WLAN stop hostednetwork

and to start it again


NETSH WLAN start hostednetwork

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