Create a Virtual Wifi Network Using Command Prompt on Windows 10

Introduction: Create a Virtual Wifi Network Using Command Prompt on Windows 10

About: I am a student at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock and I am studying criminal justice and law enforcement. I enjoy working with computers and finding new ways to make them work.

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

administrative account).

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

hostednetwork off.

Step 10: Close Window

After you are finished exit out of the command prompt

windows.

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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.