How To On Hotspot In Windows 7

Creating a hotspot in Windows 7 is a simple and convenient way to share your computer’s internet connection with other devices. In this post, we will guide you through the process of turning on the hotspot feature in Windows 7.


Before we begin, ensure that you meet the following requirements:

  • Your computer must have a wireless network adapter.
  • You must have administrative privileges on the computer.

If you meet these requirements, follow the steps below to create a Wi-Fi hotspot in Windows 7.

Step 1: Open Command Prompt with Administrative Privileges

First, we’ll need to open the command prompt with administrative privileges. Follow these steps to do so:

  1. Click the Start button.
  2. In the search bar, type cmd.
  3. Right-click on the ‘Command Prompt’ result and choose Run as administrator.

Step 2: Create the Wi-Fi Hotspot

Now, we’ll use the command prompt to create the Wi-Fi hotspot by following these steps:

  1. In the command prompt window, type the following command and press Enter:
  2.         netsh wlan set hostednetwork mode=allow ssid=YourHotspotName key=YourPassword

    Note: Replace YourHotspotName and YourPassword with your desired hotspot name and password, respectively.

  3. After successfully executing the command, you’ll receive a message saying “The hosted network has been set to allow.”

Step 3: Start the Wi-Fi Hotspot

To start the hotspot, follow these steps:

  1. In the command prompt window, type the following command and press Enter:
  2.         netsh wlan start hostednetwork
  3. If the hotspot starts successfully, you’ll receive a message saying “The hosted network started.”

Step 4: Share Your Internet Connection

Finally, we’ll configure the system to share your existing internet connection with the hotspot. Follow these steps:

  1. Right-click on the network icon in the system tray and select Open Network and Sharing Center.
  2. Click on Change adapter settings on the left-hand side.
  3. Right-click on your active internet connection (e.g., Local Area Connection, Wireless Network Connection) and select Properties.
  4. Go to the Sharing tab, and check the box next to “Allow other network users to connect through this computer’s Internet connection.”
  5. From the “Home networking connection” dropdown, select the adapter corresponding to the hotspot you created earlier, and click OK.

Your Wi-Fi hotspot is now up and running. You can connect your devices to the hotspot using the SSID and password you set earlier. To stop the hotspot, simply type the following command in the command prompt:

    netsh wlan stop hostednetwork

We hope this guide has helped you set up a Wi-Fi hotspot on your Windows 7 computer. Enjoy sharing your internet connection with your other devices!