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How to turn your Windows 10 Computer into WiFi HotSpot (Laptop, Tablet or Desktop)

Make Windows WiFi HotSpot

Learn how to turn your Windows 10 PC into a mobile HotSpot by sharing your Internet connection with other devices over Wi-Fi? Now you can share a Wi-Fi, Ethernet, or cellular data connection in Windows 10. Having your own HotSpot might be helpful for business travelers if a hotel whose WiFi system uses a captive-portal login that limits the number of connections or that charges extra for additional connections. Or may be you are trying to find use for your desktop and create another Wi-Fi hotspot in your house for the guests and don’t wan’t to share your main password. Whatever the case, you’ll be glad to learn that you can easily turn your Windows 10 system into a mobile hotspot.

 

System Requirements

There are certain system requirements to enable Wi-Fi HotSpot on Windows 10:

  • You need to have WiFi adapter installed on you Windows 10 computer.
  • You also would need an existing internet connection that you are planning to share. Windows 10 allows you to share Ethernet (Wired LAN), Wi-Fi or Cellular connections.
  • You need to be logged in to Windows with Administrator Account.

 

Setting Up WiFi HotSpot in Windows

Select the Start button, then select Settings > Network & Internet > Mobile hotspot.

How to turn your Windows 10 Computer (Laptop, Tablet or Desktop) into WiFi HotSpot

 

For Share my Internet connection from, choose the Internet connection you want to share.

How to turn your Windows 10 Computer (Laptop, Tablet or Desktop) into WiFi HotSpot

 

 

Customizing Wi-Fi HowSpot in Windows

Click on the Edit button to enter a new network name and password >and then click Save.

How to turn your Windows 10 Computer (Laptop, Tablet or Desktop) into WiFi HotSpot

 

I have named new Wi-Fi network as Windows10HotSpot, but you can use any name, as you see fit. Make sure to select secure password as well to avoid Wi-Fi HotSpot unauthorized access:

How to turn your Windows 10 Computer (Laptop, Tablet or Desktop) into WiFi HotSpot

 

Turn on Mobile HotSpot [Share my Internet connection with other devices].

How to turn your Windows 10 Computer (Laptop, Tablet or Desktop) into WiFi HotSpot

Connecting to Windows WiFi HotSpot from another device

To connect on the other device, go to the Wi-Fi settings on that device, find your network name, select it, enter the password, and then connect. Below images show how to connect on IOS device (iPhone), but you can connect on any device, which supports Wi-Fi connection (laptop, table, desktop, smartphone etc), which most of the do now days:

How to turn your Windows 10 Computer (Laptop, Tablet or Desktop) into WiFi HotSpot How to turn your Windows 10 Computer (Laptop, Tablet or Desktop) into WiFi HotSpot

 

Turn off Windows WiFi HotSpot

When you no longer need WiFi Hotspot on Windows you can disable it. Navigate to Settings > Network & Internet > Mobile hotspot and Select Off on [Share my Internet Connection with other devices]

How to turn your Windows 10 Computer (Laptop, Tablet or Desktop) into WiFi HotSpot

Video Tutorial: How to turn your Windows 10 Computer into WiFi HotSpot

 

 

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