WiFi (Wireless Fidelity) hotspot is a network with an area where wireless access to the internet is available. These are Internet access points that allow you to connect to a WiFi network using your computer, smartphone, or another device while away from your home or office network.
There are lots of software that can create a WiFi hotspot. But using cmd, you don’t have to install any software. Here is a way for that.
Follow these steps to create your own WiFi hotspot:
Step 1: Open command prompt by typing cmd in search. Right-click in it and select Run As Administrator.
Step 2: Now, we have to set our WiFi Name and Password. For this, enter the following command in the cmd and press Enter:
netsh wlan set hostednetwork mode=allow ssid=wifiName key=wifiPassword
Here you can give any name of your choice in place of wifiName and any password of your choice in place of wifiPassword.
Note that your password should be 8 characters long.
Step 3: To start the WiFi Hotspot, enter the following command:
netsh wlan start hostednetwork
Step 4: The WiFi must now be visible to near by devices.
Step 5: To stop the WiFi network, enter the following command:
netsh wlan stop hostednetwork
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