How to Create Wifi Hotspot using cmd to Connect Two/More Computers
Create Wifi Hotspot to Connect Two Computers using Command Prompt
Here you will learn how to make connection between two or more computers using command prompt, wifi, connectify me to play game (like Need for Speed Most Wanted) on LAN or to share internet over wifi with your friends.
In today's computer world, connection between two or more computers becomes a big deal to play games on LAN with friends, or to share internet connections with your friends, and have many more uses of it.
Create Wifi Hotspot using cmd
Let's first learn how to create wifi hostspot using cmd to connect two computers without any software just by using cmd. To create wifi hostspot using command prompt, you only have to use some short code provided below with figures.
First open your command prompt (Open as administrator), after performing this, you will see, the command prompt window will come out, which will looks like:
Now type the following command at the command prompt:
netsh wlan set hostednetwork mode=allow ssid=codescracker key=codescracker
You can replace codescracker with your own ssid and key/password. After typing the above commands, your command prompt will looks like:
Now just press ENTER key after typing the above command. After pressing ENTER, you have created wifi hotspot, now you have to start it out, now your command prompt will looks like:
Now to start hostednetwork, just type the following command in the command prompt:
netsh wlan start hostednetwork
After typing the above command in the command prompt, your command prompt will looks like:
After typing the above command at the command prompt, just press ENTER button. After pressing the ENTER button, you have created the wifi hotspot using cmd. Now you can open your Network and Sharing Center. There you will see, your Wifi Hotspot will be created. Here is the snapshot showing the Wifi Hotspot created, namely codescracker:
Now tell your friend to connect with codescracker (password = codescracker), to play the game like Need for Speed Most Wanted, or to share internet connection over wifi, or anything else. Now let's learn how to create wifi hotspot to connect to two computers using software like Connectify Me.
Create Wifi Hotspot to Connect Two Computers using Software
Therefore to connect two computers (laptop or desktop). You have to download a software which are responsible in creating wifi hotspot. The name of that software is Connectify Me. You can download it directly here, Download Connectify Me.
After downloading, just double click on it, and it will ask for the agreement, click on I Agree button as shown in figure below
After pressing I Agree your installation will starts but in between the installation process, it will again ask for Windows Security. So click on Install to continue installation process as shown in figure below
Now you continued the installation process after clicking on Install as shown in figure below
Wait for some seconds. After completing installation it will ask for reboot/restart your computer. Just press Finish to reboot your system as shown in figure below. Before pressing Finish, close your all running Apps.
Your computer will be rebooted. Now you will be see a window will come out automatically on startup as shown in figure below
Press on close and then click on the icon which will present at the right bottom of your computer as shown in figure below
After clicking on that icon it will expand your some running apps on your system. In that you will find one more running apps added which will be Connectify Hotspot. Just click on that and your Connectify Hotspot will be opened as shown in figure below
Now click on Start Hotspot to start the hotspot as shown in figure below, and make visible to your friend's computer wifi network.
After clicking Start Hotspot, your hotspot will be visible to your friend's computer. By default it will be visible with name Connectify Me. Tell your friend to connect to it. If he/she will be make connection to it, then it will ask for a password. So you have to tell your connectify hotspot's password to your friends so that your friend can connect to it. To make setting manually for changing the password and hotspot name click on settings as shown in figure below
Now you can change the name or password of your hotspot manually as shown in figure below. After changing any of the two thing you have to click on Apply Setting to make changes successfully.
Advantages of using cmd over Software to create Wifi Hotspot
Here are the few advantages of using cmd over software to create wifi hotspot to make connection between two or more computers:
- No need to use any software
- No need of internet connection to download software
- No need to give money to software's company to remove some restriction
- Easy to setup wifi hotspot
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