wifi hotspot

Want to share your LAN connection as a Wi-Fi hotspot without a Router Then follow the steps in this article to create your own Wi-Fi hotspot using Windows Power Shell or Command line interface in Windows.

The Operating system i used to create the hotspot is Windows 8.1 Preview. But this trick also works in every windows operating system released after Windows XP (inlcuded).

Follow the steps and the screenshots below to create your own Wi-Fi Hotspot using command line.

Note: If you don’t like to go through all this process and if you want specific apps to do the work easily for you. Click here to see “Top 6 Apps to turn Windows as a Virtual WiFi Router”



Open the command prompt admin. In case of Windows 8 and above you can do this by pressing “Windows logo + x ” and select the power shell or command promt (Admin) as shown in the screenshot below.




At first you had to check whether your wifi adapter supports hosted network mode or not.

So type the command “netsh wlan show drivers” and press enter. If it is Yes then you can create a hotspot, otherwise you have to upgrade your wifi adapter or drivers.

wifi hotspot


Considering that your adapter has support for hosted network mode, type the command

netsh wlan set hostednetwork  mode=allow ssid=name_of_your_choice  key = your_password

as on the frist window below. Here type the name of your choice in place of  ”name-of-hotspot” and your password in place of “your-password-key”.

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Next type the command “netsh wlan show hostednetwork” and press enter. You can see that status is not started for the hotspot.


Next Type the command “netsh wlan start hostednetwork name_of _the _network”  to start the hotspot and press enter.

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To stop the hotspot you just have to type Stop instead of Start in the above command.

That is  ”netsh wlan stop hostednetwork name_of_connection

wifi hotspot

Step 6:

Now for the last step all you have to do after creating a hotspot is ,

go to the change adapter settings and select the network(ethernet) you want to share and click on it’s properties and select the sharing tab and enable the option to share your internet with others.

Now that your Wi-Fi hotspot is created , enjoy the seamless browsing with your other devices.