Did you know that Windows 10 has a hidden virtual Wi-Fi adapter feature that lets you create a Wi-Fi hotspot and allows other devices to connect to it? In this article, you will learn how to turn your Windows 10 PC or laptop into a Wi-Fi hotspot.
Set Up A Mobile Hotspot In Windows 10 Anniversary Update
If you’re running Windows 10 with the Anniversary Update installed, then it comes with an Internet Connection Sharing option. By default, any Windows 10 user can turn a PC or laptop into a mobile hotspot by sharing the Internet connection with other devices over Wi-Fi. Users can share a Wi-Fi, Ethernet, or cellular data connection. Here is how it works:
How To Enable Mobile Hotspot In Windows 10
STEP 1: Left click the Start menu icon and open the Settings app.
STEP 2: On the Settings page, click the Network & Internet.
STEP 3: Find the Mobile Hotspot option on the left sidebar and click on it.
STEP 4: Now, under the Mobile Hotspot, turn on the Share my Internet connection with other devices switch.
STEP 5: Click on Edit, name your newly-created Hotspot, and set the password.
STEP 6: Click OK and try to connect. That’s all you really have to do in Windows 10.