If you have a Windows 10 PC, you can easily turn your computer into a WiFi hotspot. If you don’t believe what I just said, then read on and remember you do not need any third party software to do that and totally free. All this can be done with a single click of a button. Let us tell you how to do that right now.
You need to ensure that you are running the Windows 10 Anniversary update on your windows 10 PC . If you’re not sure about the Anniversary update, then just try checking for updates in Windows 10’s Settings > Update & Security. Alternatively, you can find the Windows 10 Anniversary Update on Microsofts’ website too. In case you are still not running Windows 10 on your PC, its high time you should, click here to get Windows 10 officially for free.
Turn Your Computer into a WiFi hotspot
Once you’re done with the official Windows 10 anniversary update, follow the below steps to turn your computer into a wifi hotspot.
Step 1 : Go to Settings : Press Windows + I or find the setting in the start menu
Step 2 : On the Network & Internet page, on the left-hand side, click “Mobile hotspot.”
Step 3 : Turn the “Share my Internet connection with other devices” switch ON. Default credentials can be changed from the edit button.
Step 4 : In case you choose to edit the default details, you can type whatever network name and password you want to use and then click “OK.”
Thats it. You are ready to share the internet connection and turn your computer into a WiFi hotspot in case you’re on Windows 10. You can share internet with 8 other devices. Cool isnt it ?
The feature, however, was rolled with anniversary update of Windows 10, so if you have not yet updated windows on your PC you should do it now as this may be last chance to get Windows 10 for free.
How to Share Wireless Connection on Windows 7/8
While it was easy to turn your computer into a WiFi hotspot from your Windows 10 powered PC, you will need a third party app to be able to share a wireless internet connection from your windows 7/8 powered PC. Free apps like Virtual Router can help you here. It’s free, open source and easy to setup.