Create a Virtual Wifi Network Using Command Prompt on Windows 10

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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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    OctaviousUalr

    Tip 9 months ago on Introduction

    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.

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    OctaviousUalr

    Tip 9 months ago on Step 5

    Commands are not case sensitive, so they can be typed in either upper or lower case letters.