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How to Create a Wireless Hotspot in Windows 7

Step 1: Setting the wireless hotspot info:

Run cmd as Administrator and type the following:

> netsh wlan set hostednetwork mode=allow ssid=HotspotName key=HotspotPass keyUsage=persistent
HotspotName: The Hotspot SSID (Hotspot name)
HotspotPass: The Hotspot Password.

Step 2: Enabling the Microsoft Virtual WiFi Miniport Adapter:

  1. go to: Control Panel\Network and Internet\Network Connections
  2. Now you should see a new connection. Usually, it's name will be Wireless Network Connection 2.
  3. If it is Disabled, Right-click on it and choose "Enable".
  4. Right-click on the Connection you want to share "Wireless/Lan", and choose "Properties"
  5. Go to "Sharing" tab and Click on "Allow other Network Users to connect through this Computer's Internet Connection".
  6. Click OK.

Step 3: Starting the hotspot:

Go back to the cmd, and typy the following:

> netsh wlan start hostednetwork

The cmd should reply back with: The hosted network started.

That's it!

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