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How To Make A WiFi Hotspot Without Software

Friday, May 24, 2013

When talking about sharing internet connection with friends or neighbors it comes to sharing it wirelessly using your modem's WiFi, but when your modem/router doesn't come with a built in wifi adapter and your computer is equipped with one it becomes hard to share Internet connection without cables. Here I'm sharing with you a quick way to setup a WiFi Hotspot and share the internet connection you got in a very easy way, it also works for Windows XP , Windows 7 and Windows 8.

1. Windows XP

1. Open up Control Panel from the start menu and head to Network Connections

2. Double Click the Wireless adapter from the networks list, then go to Wireless Networks tab then click Add

3. Enter the SSID (name) of the network, this will appear when scanning for it, and set the security Key you want then check the last checkbox (Ad-hoc) finally click OK

4. Finally go back to network adapters, double click the Internet connection adapter (Local network) then go to Advanced tab, check the box that says "Allow other network users to connect through this computer's internet connection" and select the Wireless adapter from the list then hit OK

2. Windows Vista and 7

1. Enter the Control Panel from the Start menu, then head to Network and Sharing Center 

2. Click Setup a new connection or network link

3. Scroll down and click Setup a Wireless ad-hoc

4. Enter the details of your WiFi hotspot : Appearing Name (SSID), Security Type and Password (Key) then click Next

5. Finally activate the internet sharing by click the button "Turn On Internet connection sharing"

Note: If you can't find the option 'Turn On internet connection sharing' then go to the Local Network Adapter > Right Click > Properties > Sharing > Check the box 'Allow other network users to connect through this computer's internet connection'

3. Windows 8

To create a WiFi Hotspot in Windows 8 you need to perform some cmd commands in order to activate the hotspot and turn your computer into modem internet sharer. Here are the commands used in step by step:

1. Search for CMD then click Run as Administrator to run the command prompt with administrator privileges 

2. Run the following commands one by one:

netsh wlan set hostednetwork mode=allow ssid=razor-tuts key=password

Note: Change razor-tuts to the SSID (name) of your wifi and password to the key you want to use.

netsh wlan start hostednetwork

netsh wlan show hostednetwork

3. The last command with "show" parameter will show you if the network was created successfully or not, here's an example of what it outputs:

4. Done! You just created a WiFi hotspot, now search for it using your iPhone, iPad, Android device or another Computer equipped with a Wireless adapter.