Using command prompt to create a WIFI home or office wireless network is very easy. Creating a wireless home or office network without router using command prompt is a 6-7 step process. You can use command prompt in Microsoft windows XP, Microsoft windows 7 and Microsoft windows 8 to create an AD-hoc network (also called as virtual private network).

Making your laptop a WIFI hotspotusing CMD is compatible on following Microsoft windows editions.
1.     Microsoft windows XP. 2.     Microsoft windows 7. 3.     Microsoft windows 8.

So if you are using one of the above indicated Microsoft windows edition then you will be able to successfully use this method.

Step 1 – Creating a Wi-Fi hotspot using CMD (command prompt)

Go to search tab in windows 8 and search for Command Prompt. And then right click it.

Open Command prompt (CMD) with Administrator privileges. And click yes to start CMD.

Type the following command in CMD to check whether you pc supports An AD-hoc network or a virtual private network. Command is:-

  • netsh wlan show drivers

After typing this command if the command prompt shows:

Hosted network supported: yes

Then your pc or laptop does supports it. Go to step 4.

Type the following command in CMD –

  • netsh wlan set hostednetwork mode=allow ssid=hotspot name here key=choose password

So, the above command will create a wireless network without router but it is still offline. Where hotspot name you can choose any and password should be at least 8 digits long.

  • netsh wlan start hostednetwork

Type this command in the command prompt (CMD).

  • Go to Network sharing then select change adapter settingsRight click on network connection you use to connect to internet and click on properties.
  • From properties Go to sharing centre and select allow other network users.

You are done now. WI-FI Network or laptop hotspotis created and you can use it.

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