Bye Bye Connectify: How To Turn Your Computer To WLAN Hotspot Without Softwares

Hi guys, it’s been a while since I posted here. I’ve been busy working during week days. You know, I need to get that cash if I want to go back to Indonesia this Summer or if I want to attend that flawless EDM festival that is Ultra Europe.

Today I would like to tell you how to turn your computer to WLAN Hotspot without installing any additional software like Connectify. I do these tricks using my ACER Laptop which has Windows 8.1 installed on. So yeah without further a do. This is how we do (it):

1. Run CMD as Administrator


2. Enter netsh wlan show drivers to check whether your WLAN Card supports hosted networks. If it’s, it would say something like: hosted networks supported: yes

hosted networks

3. Next let’s set up the name and the password of this hosted WLAN. netsh wlan set hostednetwork mode=allow ssid=AReallyCoolNameForYourHotSpot key=InsertYourPassH3r3Baby

4. You’ve done it! And now let’s start this hotspot so you can use it for your Android, iPhone, or 3DS to trade your Pokemon in GTS! Enter this code then netsh wlan start hostednetwork You need to enter that code everytime you want to use the hotspot. I recommend you to enter this code everytime you start your Windows. Optional: Only when you don’t want to use it. You can stop it using netsh wlan stop hostednetwork Easy right?

5. Well, it’s not finished yet. Now, open Network and Sharing Center. Then click Change Adapter Setting. Right click on your current internet connection that you want to use as the main internet source for your hotspot: normally it’s Local Area Network if you’re connected using LAN cable, Wireless Network Connection or WIFI if you’re connected via Wi-Fi, or AnyModemName if you’re connected using external modem, as I said right click then choose Properties. Click the tab Sharing and under Home Networking Connection select your ad hoc connection that you already set up before. In my case is Local Area Connection 4. The click Ok: now it’s officially done! Enjoy your HotSpot, guys

local area connection


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      1. Mayathapa

        I have two dell laptops. I have insallted connectify in one laptop and setup hotspot. I can successfully connect that hotspot using other laptop. But when i connect TATA Photon+ to first laptop i am not able to connect internet. Getting error in tata photon. If i deactivate hotspot then it is working.Can you please help.

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          1. Edison

            I just got a Nokia E71 last week and tried connecting to WI-FI at Starbucks Coffee in Festival Mall, Alabang, Muntinlupa (AA hopstot) but I can not connect. Is there anymore set-up needed to be able to connect. Please help, I want to try if this really works.

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            I don’t really get your question. Are you trying to connect to Starbucks’ Wi-Fi or are you trying to connect to your laptop that is connected to Starbucks’ wi-fi?

    2. Danni

      Wow this is awesome! But can this be also isnatlled in Windows Vista Basic 64 bit? If not, ten I guess I need to buy the Windows 7 software. Anyway, thanks a lot for sharing this.

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  2. WAnto

    i did everything but aclalenticdy i typed the same thing above without a user id and password,iam getting wifi in my other device but it is not getting connected.Please help how to diable above feature

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      just input that command again, but now with userid and password

      netsh wlan set hostednetwork mode=allow ssid=AReallyCoolNameForYourHotSpot key=InsertYourPassH3r3Baby

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