Operating system

Windows 8

Scenario

The different steps for enabling the Wi-Fi access point in Windows 8.

Solution

Method 1

Press Window key + X and choose Command Prompt (Admin) from drop-down as shown in below image.

 

To check the active wireless device and its supported drivers information, execute the below command:

Netsh wlan show drivers

It shows the option - Hosted network supported – yes in output result.


Now type the command to build wireless restrictions like insert SSID name, Passkey and set up a wireless connection.

Netsh wlan set hostednetwork mode=allow ssid=<ssid> key=<password>

For example, an SSID is Jinish and password is jinish123. The command is as follows:

Netsh wlan set hostednetwork mode=allow ssid=jinish key=jinish123


Finally, start the hostednetwork service by the following command:

Netsh wlan start hostednetwork




To check the complete details of active wireless connection, execute the following command:

netsh wlan show hostednetwork





Method 2

Use the third party tool Connectify

You can download the utility from the below link:

http://www.connectify.me/

Complete the installation wizard. Open the Connectify utility.




Provide the Hotspot Name and Password.

On this screen, you will also need to change the type of internet connection you will be using in the base computer.



Provide the Hotspot Name and Password.

On this screen, you will also need to change the type of internet connection you will be using in the base computer.

Click the Start Hotspot button at the bottom of the utility. Click on the Clients tab. Your connected clients will list here.