Friday, July 12, 2013

How To Turn On WiFi In Windows 8 With Command Prompt

Who says Microsoft didn’t include Wi-Fi feature in windows 8. They actually included this feature but it’s kind of hidden from users. Windows 7 users easily create Wi-Fi hotspot because they have this feature already visible in the network connection. But for windows 8 users it’s not visible their so they suffer to share internet with their Wi-Fi devices. You won’t suffer after read this post. There are many ways to create hotspot in windows 8 either you can use command prompt or a software to turn on Wi-Fi in windows 8.

Enable WiFi with command prompt

First make sure you got the correct driver installed in your computer you can check your driver compatibility. Open command prompt and write the command line: netsh wlan show drivers
If it’s says Hosted network support: yes then you can continue or in case it says Hosted network support: No then you must update your WiFi driver or change Wi-Fi adapter.

    → Open command prompt as administrator
    → Type the command line given below:

    netsh wlan set hostednetwork mode=allow ssid=name key=password
    → Now turn on your Wi-Fi if it’s off and enable your Wi-Fi adapter
    → Type the command given below to start your hosted network

    netsh wlan start hostednetwork
    → It will display the hosted network started. Now close command prompt
    → Open Control panel and set it to view by large icon
    → Now select Network and Sharing Center you will see your newly created wifi network
    → Click Change adapter settings and select properties of your default network
    → Click sharing tab and check on check the option “Allow other network users to connect through this internet’s connection" and select your recently created network name under Home networking connection.

Note: replace name with any name you would like to have as a Wi-Fi hotspot name and use any password. Make sure your ssid name and password contain more than 8 digit or character.
That’s it now enjoy your wireless network with your Wi-Fi devices like android, iPhone and laptop etc.


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