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How to use your windows 8 pc as a wifi Hotspot Free

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How to use your windows 8 pc as a wifi Hotspot Free
« on: December 10, 2013, 08:31:20 PM »

How To Set Up Wireless hotspot/ Ad Hoc Internet Connection In Windows 8

Follow the steps below
It should be noted that for this method to work, your network interface must be capable of supporting hosted networks. Itís always advisable to update your network adapter to the latest drivers before doing this.

Step 1: Launch an elevated command prompt under Windows 8 (one with administrator privileges).
Step 2: Run the following command to verify that your network interface supports [/size][size=78%]virtualization:[/size][/size]netsh wlan show drivers

If Hosted network supported says Yes, youíre all set. Otherwise, you need to upgrade your hardware, if the software update doesnít fix it.Step 3: Now, set up the ad hoc wireless network using this command. Replace the parts in markup tags with your own choicestype the below codenetsh wlan set hostednetwork mode=allow ssid=<Enter any name you want here> key=<enter any_password_here>

Step 4: Until now, your hosted network has been created. Now, you need to start it. Use the command below:netsh wlan start hostednetwork
Step 5: Youíre all set, with just one thing remaining. If itís not already enabled, you need to allow Internet Connection Sharing (ICS) for your currently-active internet connection. Simply head over to Network & Sharing Center, and in the properties for the current internet connection, enable ICS. Make sure to select the ad hoc connection under Home networking connection.[/font][/i]
Now you can connect any device to the internet using the ad hoc wireless network with internet connection sharing that you just created on your Windows 8 PC.[/font][/i]
Itís worth noting that this isnít the only method to create an ad hoc connection. If you donít want to play around with netsh command, or just need an easier solution, you may simply use a Virtual Router application for Windows, and that should do the trick for you. Google them out, youíll find various good candidates there[/font][/i]


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