How To Turn Your Windows 8 Laptop Into An Wi-Fi Hotspot

You must have gone through our previous article on how to turn your windows 7 laptop into a Wi-Fi hotspot and it must have helped you out a lot. But what happens if you are using a Windows 8 laptop?

Well don’t worry because we have prepared a guide for you with which you can turn the laptop into a Wi-Fi hotspot device and use its internet connection for your other portable devices also.

Laptop Into A Wifi Hotspot

So without any further distractions read on to find out how to create the Wi-Fi hotspot.

How To Create The Hotspot

  1. Whether in metro UI or normal desktop mode press your windows key + R key to open up the run command dialog box and then type in it ncpa.cpl
  2. After your network connection manager opens up right click on your wireless adapter and click on properties
  3. After the properties opens click on sharing tab and then check mark the box which sys allow other network users to connect through this computers internet connection
  4. After you click ok and exit now you need to right click on the bottom left of your screen to launch the administrative command prompt
  5. Through the command prompt you need to set up a wireless network by entering the following command netsh wlan set hostednetwork mode=allow ssid=”besttechtips” key=”Pa$$w0rd where ssid is the name of your network and key is the password with which users will connect
  6. Now you can broadcast your network by entering the following in the command prompt netsh wlan start hostednetwork
  7. 7.     If you enter this command it will show you information such as the channel you are on and also the number of clients that are currently connected to your laptop. The command is netsh wlan show hostednetwork

There you have a simple easy procedure guide which will allow you to create a Wi-Fi hotspot in your windows 8 laptop. You can create the hotpot within minutes if you have the commands stored in your PC.

Just like in windows 7 you can share your hotpot connectivity with other devices but the speed of the network will depend on the hardware that is available on your laptop and number of devices that are connected to the laptop.

So do let us know what you think about this and also if there any other easy way with which you can create a hotspot connectivity with your windows 8 running laptop.

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