You need to share the wifi network with mobile devices, tablets … but you do not have a wifi transmitter or for some reason your laptop becomes a wifi signal transmitter.
On win7, xp… this function you can easily manipulate through the function provided in Network and Sharing Center. In win8 this function is hidden again. However, we can still use the netsh command to set up and initialize this function.
There are 2 ways to solve the problem: use the command netsh win8 support to set up a network share or use 2nd-party software to create a network share (You can search via google if you use this method).
Within the scope of the article, I just want to share how to use the netsh command because it is not complicated and the connection speed is better when using support software.
Right-click on the legendary windows icon of the windows operating system and select Command Prompt (Admin).
Enter the command netsh wlan show driver to check if the machine is ready to support the function of setting up wifi sharing network or not?. If the “mode supported: Yes” section, the device is ready to create a shared wifi network. If not, you need to install/update the driver for your device and then try again.
Next, enter the command netsh wlan set hostednetwork mode=allow ssid=network_name_share_key=password
With share_network_name being the share_network name for you to connect to, password_password is the password that protects your connection.
When you receive the following message, you have successfully initialized the wifi sharing network.
Next to start the shared network, use the command netsh wlan start hostednetwork. If you receive the following message, it is okay. Then you continue to move to step 5 (skip this content).
And if you receive the following message:
The hosted network couldn’t be started. That is, maybe your Microsoft Hosted Network Virtual Adapter has been Disabled. To Enable you do the following:
At the windows 8 icon, right click and select Device Manager.
In the View menu, select Show hidden devices to show hidden devices.
Find the Network adapters section, find Microsoft Hosted Network Virtual Adapter, then right-click and select Enable.
Step 6: Next at the windows8 icon, right-click and select Network Connections
Find the Adapter that is connecting to your internet (which is the connection you want to share). Then right-click and select Properties, in the window that appears, select the Sharing tab, then check the Allow other network users to connect…
Next in the Home networking connection section, select the Adapter that will share your wifi network (your wifi transmitter), here mine is Wi-Fi. Then click OK.
So you have successfully configured the wifi sharing network from your laptop. Now you use other devices connected to this network to check the results!. Then go back to Command Prompt (Admin) enter the command netsh wlan show hostednetwork to check the status of connected devices.
Attention guys! After this, every time you use the created network share, you have to enter the command netsh wlan start hostednetwork to start sharing!. Hope this sharing solves your problem.