Wednesday, 9 July 2014

Convert your PC into a Hotspot

Usually people download Connetify to share their internet connection over WiFi. However, connectify takes a lot of time to initialize and is has a timeout period of 90 mins. This all is just too annoying.

You can save yourself all this hassle by directly doing something from command line, what connectify does internally through GUI.

Using these commands, any kind of network will be shared over WiFi.
It would be just as if you have Connectify Pro installed on your system.
To do so, follow these steps:


  1. Open Command Prompt.
  2. Type: 
    • netsh wlan set hostednetwork ssid=wifiname key=wifipassword
    • netsh wlan start hostednetwork
  3. This network will be added under "Microsoft Hosted Network"
  4. Now open run prompt(Win+R) and type: "ncpa.cpl" without quotes.
  5. In the window that opened, make the changes as shown in the image given below. And your hotspot is ready. Enjoy browsing :)
  6. To stop hotspot type: 
    • netsh wlan stop hotednetwork