How to Configuration Windows 8 PC into a WiFi Hot Spot


In Microsoft Windows 8, Microsoft quietly removed a useful networking feature: ad-hoc networks.

In Microsoft Windows 7 (and previous OS), the tool could turn your PC into a WiFi hotspot, allowing it to share its Ethernet or other Internet connection with other devices by broadcasting its own network.

Alternative 1 : Manual Configuration

  • Open your Command Prompt (Admin) -> right click start menu and select “Command Prompt (Admin)”

  • Inside Command Prompt, execute the following command :

    > netsh wlan set hostednetwork mode=allow ssid=Riyaniezt key=rahasiaku

Note :

    • Riyaniezt = Host Name Computer
    • rahasiaku = password to autentification network
  • To activate the configuration that has been done, execute the following command :

    > netsh wlan start hostednetwork

  • In the taskbar -> right click network icon -> click Open Network and Sharing Center à change adapter setting.
  • If you have seen window “Network Connection”,
    • Right click “Local Area Connection *15” and then click “Properties” menu,
    • In the “Local Area Connection *15 Properties” window, in the “this connection uses the following item” box -> click “Internet Protocol Version 4(TCP/IPv4)”
    • In the “Internet Protocol Version 4(TCP/IPv4) Properties” window, click the “Use the following IP address” radio button, and then type :
      • IP address (Ex:
      • Subnetmask (Ex: 255.255.255)
    • After finished your configuration, click the “OK” button in window “Internet Protocol Version 4(TCP/IPv4) Properties” and “Local Area Connection *15”.

  • Next step, on the “Network Connection” window,
    • Right click modem configuration (Ex: Prolink HSPA USB Modem) and then click Properties” menu,
    • In the “Modem Properties” Window, in the “Sharing” tab -> check “Allow other network user …..”, If you have seen window “Network Notification” click the “Ok” button
    • In the Home netwoking connection dialog, select “Local Area Connection *15”, If you have seen window “Network Notification” click the “Ok” button


Alternative 2 : Virtual Router Plus

Virtual Router Plus turns any Windows 7 and Windows 8 computer into a Wifi Hot Spot using Wireless Hosted Network technology.

Virtual Router Plus is a free, open source software based router for PCs running Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows Server 2012. Using Virtual Router Plus, users can wirelessly share any internet connection (Wifi, LAN, Cable Modem, Dial-up, Cellular, etc.) with any Wifi device (Laptop, Smart Phone, iPod Touch, iPhone, Android Phone, Zune, Netbook, wireless printer, etc.) These devices connect to Virtual Router just like any other access point, and the connection is completely secured using WPA2 (the most secure wireless encryption.) (

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