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Step 3: Step 3: Starting and Stopping the Wireless hotspot.

This final step will guide you through starting and stopping the wireless hotspot (access point).

It's time to go back to CMD.

Open a new CMD window ("Windows Key" + "R") and type in the following command:

netsh wlan start hostednetwork

CMD should confirm by saying "The hosted network started."

If you navigate back to the "Network Connections" window, you will notice the Microsoft Virtual WiFi Miniport Adapter should now have your SSID listed with full reception!

Now. To disable (turn off the hotspot), it is best to:

Open a new CMD window ("Windows Key" + "R") and type in the following command:

netsh wlan stop hostednetwork

CMD should confirm by saying "The hosted network stopped."

And thats it! Your wireless hotspot will have started with the SSID (Name) and password you set! Try connecting to it with a different WiFi compatible device.

Thanks for reading and I hoped you learned from this as much as I did.

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<p>Hey all,I have installed the a wifi hotspot on my pc windows 7 but when I start it ,the error message come said&quot;Can not create the Microsoft virtual wifi miniport adapter&quot;,Help me </p>
<p>Thank you for your instruction. My friend said it worked. But I downloaded <a href="http://www.drivethelife.com/free-wifi-hotspot-creator.html" rel="nofollow">OSToto Hotspot</a> for my Windows 10, which could allow me to blacklist and cancel it anywhere any time. I really enjoy the security. </p>
<p>I didn't hear about OSToto Hotspot, I used <a href="http://www.connectify.me/" rel="nofollow">Connectify</a> before. Thanks a lot for your link. Seems like OSToto is much better for me. Good luck :-)</p>
<p>bro better instruct with images like here</p><p>http://www.techtweetz.com/how-to-create-wifi-hotspot-on-windows-7-8-1-10/</p>
<p>why it is working only 2 to 3 mintues.. </p>
<p>it's working only for 2 or 3 minutes . please help me for this problem.</p>
<p>worked for me thx</p>
<div>I installed Connectify for using my ethernet to my android <br>phone, but it is not working. I shared my ethernet to name of <br>connectify. Some I-phone is connected but android phone is not been <br>connected. It shows some authentication problem. please help me as soon <br>as possible.</div>
<p>it works man thank you. nice posting.</p>
It worked well for the first time. But next time it dont share internet anymore .....what to do? Pls help and thanks in advance<br>
<p>its working fine but how to disable it </p>
<p>to turn it off u can do it by<br>netsh wlan stop hostednetwork<br>and to check its running status you can do<br>netsh wlan show hostednetwork</p>
<p>It writes &quot;The hosted network couldn't be started.<br>The group or resource is not in the correct state to perform the requested operation.&quot; when I type into PoweShell &quot;netsh wlan start hostednetwrok&quot; &amp; don't shows &quot;Wireless Network Connection 2&quot; (((( What can I do?</p>
<p>I have a problem when I want to turn on the acces point, after I tipe netsh wlan start hostednetwork in cmd it says : The hosted network couldn't be started. The group or resource is not in the correct state to perform the requested operation. </p><p>Any idea what to do ? </p><p>Thanks</p>
<p>I have a problem when I want to turn on the acces point, after I tipe netsh wlan start hostednetwork in cmd it says : The hosted network couldn't be started. The group or resource is not in the correct state to perform the requested operation.</p><p>Any idea what to do ? </p><p>Thanks</p>
<p>I have a problem when I want to turn on the acces point, after I tipe netsh wlan start hostednetwork in cmd it says : The hosted network couldn't be started. The group or resource is not in the correct state to perform the requested operation.</p><p>Any idea what to do ? </p><p>Thanks</p>
<p>Works as it should and splendid. Thank you so much. :-)</p>
<p>hey man i did as u told n in the 3rd step i typed netsh wlan start hostednetwork</p><p>but then when i press enter an error comes - the hosted network couldn't be started. A device attached to the system is not functioning. What does this mean? What do I do? Pls rply ASAP</p>
<p>i did like u said but it didnt work &gt;_&lt; help!</p>
<p>First check whether your wi-fi adopter supports hosted network or not. Not all adopters support hosted network . use &quot;netsh wlan show drivers&quot; and check for &quot;hosted network supported: yes&quot; </p>
<p>im successfully creat the hotspot network.....but im unable to share it with my network.....its says error1058 the service cannot be started either because it is disable or because it has no enable device associated with it......then i search for the service n enable the service but still not wrking....same msg error.........is coming</p>
<p>http://support.microsoft.com/kb/241584 hears a fix </p>
<p>I did the method for more than 100 times....NO USE...:-((</p><p>Guys who made it possible may explain what devices they used...or what is the usb wifi adapter they used to connect the wifi enabled devices...for help..:-))</p>
<p>Hi elango1963,</p><p>I had a method that would helped your problem...as maybe, if you want to share your internet connection you should to be a HOTSPOT server :) to start follow these short steps: 1. Go to start search program type CMD, when you find it just right click on it and RUN AS ADMINISTRATOR...</p><p> 2. In the command prompt type this: netsh wlan set hostednetwork mode=allow ssid=&quot;YOUR DESIRED NAME &quot; key=&quot;YOUR DESIRED PASSWORD&quot;</p><p>and press ENTER.</p><p> 3. Next type this to start your hotspot prog. : netsh wlan start hostednetwork, and press ENTER.</p><p> 4. NOW YOUR DONE!!!!! go to CONTROL PANEL-network and internet-NETWORK SHARING CENTER and click the CHANGE ADAPTER SETTINGS and look for your ACTIVE INTERNET example: BROADBAND/ wifi then right click on it then CLICK PROPERTIES select the tab SHARING in the Internet Connection Sharing (ICS) select allow network user...... and on the HOME NETWORKING CONNECTION select your CREATED &quot;hotspot&quot; and click OK.</p><p>that's it!!!! your friend's laptop can connect in your pc for you have created a HOTSPOT :) </p><p>I hope you will admire...HAPPY VALENTINES TO Feb. 14, 2015 &lt;3</p>
<p>Hi elango1963,</p><p>I had a method that would helped your problem...as maybe, if you want to share your internet connection you should to be a HOTSPOT server :) to start follow these short steps: 1. Go to start search program type CMD, when you find it just right click on it and RUN AS ADMINISTRATOR...</p><p> 2. In the command prompt type this: netsh wlan set hostednetwork mode=allow ssid=&quot;YOUR DESIRED NAME &quot; key=&quot;YOUR DESIRED PASSWORD&quot;</p><p>and press ENTER.</p><p> 3. Next type this to start your hotspot prog. : netsh wlan start hostednetwork, and press ENTER.</p><p> 4. NOW YOUR DONE!!!!! go to CONTROL PANEL-network and internet-NETWORK SHARING CENTER and click the CHANGE ADAPTER SETTINGS and look for your ACTIVE INTERNET example: BROADBAND/ wifi then right click on it then CLICK PROPERTIES select the tab SHARING in the Internet Connection Sharing (ICS) select allow network user...... and on the HOME NETWORKING CONNECTION select your CREATED &quot;hotspot&quot; and click OK.</p><p>that's it!!!! your friend's laptop can connect in your pc for you have created a HOTSPOT :) </p><p>I hope you will admire...HAPPY VALENTINES TO Feb. 14, 2015 &lt;3</p>
<p>Hi elango1963,</p><p>I had a method that would helped your problem...as maybe, if you want to share your internet connection you should to be a HOTSPOT server :) to start follow these short steps: 1. Go to start search program type CMD, when you find it just right click on it and RUN AS ADMINISTRATOR...</p><p> 2. In the command prompt type this: netsh wlan set hostednetwork mode=allow ssid=&quot;YOUR DESIRED NAME &quot; key=&quot;YOUR DESIRED PASSWORD&quot;</p><p>and press ENTER.</p><p> 3. Next type this to start your hotspot prog. : netsh wlan start hostednetwork, and press ENTER.</p><p> 4. NOW YOUR DONE!!!!! go to CONTROL PANEL-network and internet-NETWORK SHARING CENTER and click the CHANGE ADAPTER SETTINGS and look for your ACTIVE INTERNET example: BROADBAND/ wifi then right click on it then CLICK PROPERTIES select the tab SHARING in the Internet Connection Sharing (ICS) select allow network user...... and on the HOME NETWORKING CONNECTION select your CREATED &quot;hotspot&quot; and click OK.</p><p>that's it!!!! your friend's laptop can connect in your pc for you have created a HOTSPOT :) </p><p>I hope you will admire...HAPPY VALENTINES TO Feb. 14, 2015 &lt;3</p>
<p>Hi elango1963,</p><p>I had a method that would helped your problem...as maybe, if you want to share your internet connection you should to be a HOTSPOT server :) to start follow these short steps: 1. Go to start search program type CMD, when you find it just right click on it and RUN AS ADMINISTRATOR...</p><p> 2. In the command prompt type this: netsh wlan set hostednetwork mode=allow ssid=&quot;YOUR DESIRED NAME &quot; key=&quot;YOUR DESIRED PASSWORD&quot;</p><p>and press ENTER.</p><p> 3. Next type this to start your hotspot prog. : netsh wlan start hostednetwork, and press ENTER.</p><p> 4. NOW YOUR DONE!!!!! go to CONTROL PANEL-network and internet-NETWORK SHARING CENTER and click the CHANGE ADAPTER SETTINGS and look for your ACTIVE INTERNET example: BROADBAND/ wifi then right click on it then CLICK PROPERTIES select the tab SHARING in the Internet Connection Sharing (ICS) select allow network user...... and on the HOME NETWORKING CONNECTION select your CREATED &quot;hotspot&quot; and click OK.</p><p>that's it!!!! your friend's laptop can connect in your pc for you have created a HOTSPOT :) </p><p>I hope you will admire...HAPPY VALENTINES TO Feb. 14, 2015 &lt;3</p>
<p>Hi elango1963,</p><p>I had a method that would helped your problem...as maybe, if you want to share your internet connection you should to be a HOTSPOT server :) to start follow these short steps: 1. Go to start search program type CMD, when you find it just right click on it and RUN AS ADMINISTRATOR...</p><p> 2. In the command prompt type this: netsh wlan set hostednetwork mode=allow ssid=&quot;YOUR DESIRED NAME &quot; key=&quot;YOUR DESIRED PASSWORD&quot;</p><p>and press ENTER.</p><p> 3. Next type this to start your hotspot prog. : netsh wlan start hostednetwork, and press ENTER.</p><p> 4. NOW YOUR DONE!!!!! go to CONTROL PANEL-network and internet-NETWORK SHARING CENTER and click the CHANGE ADAPTER SETTINGS and look for your ACTIVE INTERNET example: BROADBAND/ wifi then right click on it then CLICK PROPERTIES select the tab SHARING in the Internet Connection Sharing (ICS) select allow network user...... and on the HOME NETWORKING CONNECTION select your CREATED &quot;hotspot&quot; and click OK.</p><p>that's it!!!! your friend's laptop can connect in your pc for you have created a HOTSPOT :) </p><p>I hope you will admire...HAPPY VALENTINES TO Feb. 14, 2015 &lt;3</p>
<p>Waaaoo.. I love you man. It worked. :)</p>
<p>thanks a lot :)</p>
<p>Totally Worked for me! </p><p>This awesome tutorial fixed the *last unresolved issue* with my Bootcamp installation of Win7.</p><p>I finally can use my Macbook as a Hotspot whether I am running OSX or Win7, pshhhhhh took me almost 6 month to find this tip!</p>

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