Introduction: Create a Virtual Wifi Network Using Command Prompt on Windows 10
I will be demonstrating how creating a virtual wifi network works on windows 10 computers. I will show multiple steps on how to do as well as explain if your computer supports the function or not.
Step 1: Start Menu
1. First, go to the start menu on your computer.
Step 2: Password
Enter a password if asked (if you’re not on an
Step 3: Command Prompt
Search for the command prompt application (cmd).
Step 4: Administrator Account
Second, right click and select run as administrator
Step 5: First Command
Third, type the following command to see if your
computer supports hosted network: “NETSH WLAN SHOW DRIVERS”.
Step 6: Support for Your Computer
If you see a “Yes” that means your computer does
support hosted network and “No” if it does not support hosted network.
Step 7: Setting Up the Network
Type the following command prompt: NETSH WLAN SET
HOSTEDNETWORK mode=allow ssid=Network key=passphrase and press enter. *Make sure you replace the “network name with the name you want to use and the “key” with the password of your choice.
Step 8: Start HOSTEDNETWORK
Type NETSH WLAN START HOSTEDNETWORK and press enter.
This will turn on the hosted network.
Step 9: Stop HOSTEDNETWORK
Type NETSH WLAN STOP HOSTEDNETWORK to turn the
Step 10: Close Window
After you are finished exit out of the command prompt
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Whenever you create your hosted network it will automatically save for you to re-use whenever you want to. Just type the command netsh wlan start hostednetwork and it will turn on when using the command prompt.
Commands are not case sensitive, so they can be typed in either upper or lower case letters.