Intro: 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