Monday, February 16, 2015

How to Share your Laptop Internet with Your Mobile Devices: Windows 7 and 8

You may come up with a situation where you need to access Internet on your mobile device but you don’t have Internet connection active on your device. Don’t worry, Here is a solution of your problem. In this post, I am going to explain you how to turn your laptop in a Wi-Fi hotspot and connect your mobile device to use your laptop Internet in few clicks. This process is called Reverse Tethering.


Benefits of using Reverse Tethering

  1. 1. As you know public Wi-Fi is not secure at all. You can use your laptop secured Wi-Fi from your Mobile devices.
  2. Use Reverse tethering where mobile devices are not allowed to connect with network. You can use your office Internet from your mobile devices.
  3. Use your laptop Internet connection if your mobile device is out of coverage area.

Turn your Laptop as a Portable Wi-Fi Hotspot

Follow the below steps to turn your laptop into a Wi-Fi Hotspot.

Step 1: Open Command Prompt with admin rights. To open Command Prompt with admin rights, search for cmd, right click and Click on Run as Administrator.

Run as Administrator

Step2: Check if it is supported by your laptop or not by executing this command.

netsh wlan show drivers

Chk driver

If Hosted network supported: yes then go ahead, if no then this trick will not work for your laptop.

Step 3. Enter the below command.

netsh wlan set hostednetwork mode=allow ssid=YOUR_USER_ID key=YOUR_ PASSWORD

Make sure you enter ssid  and Key. You can enter any custom ssid and password.

Step 4: Enter netsh wlan start hostednetwork

cmd to setup hotspot

Step 5: You are done. Turn on your mobile Wi-Fi and search for Wi-Fi.

Wifi mobile


Step 6: To turn off the service execute type netsh wlan stop hostednetwork

Stop the service

Hope you loved this step by step tutorial to share your laptop's Internet connection with Mobile Device. In case if you face any issue, feel free to comment below.

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