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How To Make WiFi Tethering in Windows 10 or Windows 7?

It happens, specially when you are doing some testing with mobile devices, that you need to connect to only internally available application. The issue is with devices that have only WiFi connection and cannot be directly connected to internal network (LAN). For those cases you can create a temporary HotSpot (a connection sharing) on your Windows machine that will allow you to connect your device through it to your internal network, to have the following set-up:


Lets create the set-up:
Click Windows logo at the bottom left hand corner, type cmd, right-click the Cmd.exe link and select “Run as Administrator”. If you don’t have this option you cannot proceed. Sorry. Talk to your System Admin and show them this article.


But if you can the following black window will open up:

Here Type the command below:

netsh wlan set hostednetwork mode=allow ssid=MyNetwork key=MyPass

You of-course welcome to replace “MyNetwork” with the name you’d like to use for your new wifi network, and “MyPass” with a password of your choice.


NOTE: If after executing the command you get a command description response instead of the one you see in the image above, you probably have an issue with you password - it is to short - make it longer and things will look better.

While you are still at the command line, type

netsh wlan start hostednetwork



Now click Control Panel > Network and Internet > Network and Sharing Center > Change Adapter Settings.

In this window choose you regular LAN connection that you want to share. Right-click it and select Properties.

Click the Sharing tab, check “Allow other network users to connect…”, choose your virtual Wi-Fi adapter that will probably has a name of 'Wireless Network Connection 2'.


NOTE: The 'Wireless Network Connection' is probably your regular WiFi adapter and 'Wireless Network Connection 2' is the new virtual one that you have created in the commands before this is the one we want to share

Now on your Mobile device look for your “MyNetwork” WiFi network and use your “MyPass” as a password to connect.

Enjoy.....

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