Published On: Wed, May 2nd, 2012

How to make windows 8 laptop a wireless access point

You can take your portable 3G router along when you go some outside place. There are a lot of internet companies now offering portable 3G routers. As they are portable in size and functionality, so you can take with you whenever you go outside. There are quality portable 3G routers easily available in the market today.

Can you imagine the fact that what will happen when you forget to take your 3G portable router. So, here you can find how to make your windows 8 laptop  a wireless access point. This will definitely save your day.

Creating Your Own WI-FI Hotspot

Here you can find step-by-step process of creating your own WI-FI hotspots. Therefore, at the first place your need to press the Windows + R key. This key combination will bring up the run dialog box. They after you need to type ncpa.cpl and after that you need to hit or press enter.  Using this command line trick, you can create your own WI-FI hotspot. The command has been highlighted circled in the below screen shot.

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This is the first command you need to type in order to create your own WI-FI hotspot. So, what you have to do in the second step?

When it appears that your network connections open, then you have to right click on your Wireless network adapter. After that you have to choose the properties right from the context menu. The same has been highlighted circled in the below screen shot.

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So, what’s up next? At the third stage you have to switch over to the sharing tab in order to enable other devices or allow other devices to make use of your laptop’s internet by choosing the very first checkbox. But you have to make sure that you have unchecked the second before you will click on the “OK” button. The same has been circled in the below screen shot.

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At the forth step you need to right click in the bottom left side of your laptop screen in order to launch the administrative command prompt. The same has been highlighted circle in the below screen shot.

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At the fifth step, the essential thing you need to perform is to set up a wireless network. This can be done by using the NETSH command. The command will be like:-

“NETSH WLAN SET HOSTEDNETWORK MODE = ALLOW (this is the name of your network) = (enter the password you want to allow the users to connect)”

This will create the access point with WPA2-PSK (AES) in encryption form. Below find the screen shot.

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At the sixth step you are now ready to broadcast your network. Command would be like this: NETSH WLAN START HOSTEDNETWORK

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At the seventh step, you need to enter last command. As you will need to know is to show your command. This command will let you know the channel you are connected along with number of users or clients currently connected to your created network. The command would be like:-

“NETSH WLAN SHOW HOSTEDNETWORK”

Find below the screen shot of the command

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At the sixth step you are now ready to broadcast your network. Command would be like this: NETSH WLAN START HOSTEDNETWORK

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  1. sanjay says:

    I AM GETTING AN ERROR
    A DEVICE ATTACHED TO THE SYSTEM IS NOT FUNTIONING

  2. jack says:

    cannot share unless you connect to a wireless network I need instruction for sharing my wireless through a LAN connection…….Please

  3. Kapil says:

    all the above steps worked fine. illustrations very clear.
    My mobile micromax a100 stuck at obtaing ip address

  4. alex says:

    When typing netsh wlan start hostednetwork
    it shows the following statement
    “the hosted network couldn’t be started
    the group or resource is not in the correct state to perform the requested operation.
    What could i do?

  5. Gachmuret says:

    Is there a way to choose on which wifi adapter the virtual hosted network will be created? Because I am using an external USB adapter with stronger antenna but windows prefers the interneal one. I use both of them what makes it more difficult, if not, I could simply deactivate it, the it will choose the externeal automatically… any advises? Thanks!

  6. Junior says:

    so thats it we just get any device and connect to it

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