Need a hotspot to update you phone? Or something else? Whatever be your cause, here is a method for creating a WiFi hotspot quickly and without buying a WiFi router.
1. Buy a USB WiFi adapter:
Buy any USB WiFi adapter.
2. Install the WiFi adapter:
Install the drivers of the adapter that come packaged with it.
3. Open cmd:
Open command prompt with administrator privileges.
4. Run commands:
Run the following command:
netsh wlan set hostednetwork mode=allow ssid=hotspot_name_here key=password_here
This will set the hotspot properties like hotspot name and password.
netsh wlan start hostednetwork
This command will start the hotspot.
5. Share the internet connection:
Run the command:
ncpa.cpl OR open network connection from the control panel. Right-click your internet connection and select properties. Select the Sharing tab. Tick the first checkbox and select your hotspot connection from the drop-down list. The hotspot will have some name like “Local Area Connection *13” or “Wireless Network Connection” or something like that. Click OK and you’re done. Your hotspot is ready.
To stop your hotspot, just run the command:
netsh wlan stop hostednetwork
Note: After hearing from a lot of users and some of my friends, I have found out that this method sometimes gives problems when performed in Windows 8. If that happens in your case, consider buying a Wi-Fi router.