Use laptop as a Wi-Fi router

Almost all modern laptops (if they have ‘Windows 7 compatible’ label) can be used as a Wi-Fi router
So you can use Internet on all your devices such as phones, tablets etc as soon as you get Internet on your laptop.

Here is a nice article how to do this.

Useful commands (should be run as administrator)


netsh wlan set hostednetwork mode=allow ssid=MyConnectionName key=MyPassword


netsh wlan start hostednetwork

I had the following issue with Windows 8.

The hosted network couldn’t be started.
The group or resource is not in the correct state to perform the requested operation.

When I installed Connectify tool it installed a driver which resolves the issue.
I could then uninstall the tool.

About mnaoumov

Senior .NET Developer in Readify
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