How To Turn Your Windows 8 Computer into A Wireless Hotspot Access Point

by windowsiso on June 8, 2012

Since Windows 7, Microsoft has built in the virtual WiFi technology into Windows that gives the ability to turn any Windows machine with the supported wireless adapter into a wireless hotspot natively without the helps from any 3rd party tools. A pretty feature could be very useful and handy but lacks of a pretty and easy-to-use user interface.

Let’s take look how it works first.

1. Open Command Prompt window as Administrator

You can do so press Win+X and choose command prompt (admin) from the list.

Command Prompt as Admin

2. Type the following command to check if you have a supported wireless device.

netsh wlan show drivers

netsh wlan show drivers

3. If yes, type the following command to set wireless parameters such as SSID, and passcode, and start the service

netsh wlan


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