Do you want to share your Windows desktop’s Internet access with other devices over Wi-Fi? Don’t worry; you can easily turn your Windows PC into a Wi-Fi hotspot.
Windows 10 Anniversary Update has introduced some greatest improvements that make the operating system much more interactive than before. It comes with a built-in feature to turn your PC into a Wi-Fi hotspot, allowing it to share its wired as well as a wireless Internet connection with other wireless devices in the range.
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Here is our step-by-step guide on how to turn your Windows PC into a Wi-Fi hotspot.
Before we start, you should make sure that you’re running Windows 10 with the Anniversary Update installed. With this update, now Windows has a single option to turn any PC with Wi-Fi into a hotspot, no matter whether you want to share wired or wireless Internet connection.
Let’s get started with the process to turn your Windows PC into a Wi-Fi hotspot.
Turn your Windows PC into Wi-Fi hotspot:
- Press Windows+L to open Settings
- Select Network & Internet
- From the left window pane, click on Mobile hotspot
- Turn on Share my Internet connection with other devices option from the right edge of the screen
By default, Windows will provide a network name along with a password; however, you can change the details if you want. To do so,
- Enter the desired network name and password within Edit network info pop-up window option
- Click Save
You have successfully set your Windows PC as a Wi-Fi hotspot within just a few clicks.
If you want to pair any other device to your PC via Bluetooth, then simply enable the option for Turn on remotely.
Enjoy the process and do let us know about your experience in the comments.
Note: Mobile Hotspot screen also gives you an option that allows other devices to turn on mobile hotspot.