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How to Use Your Laptop As A Portable Hotspot in Windows 10

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Have you ever needed a mobile hotspot? For example, suppose you are at a hotel whose WiFi system uses a captive-portal login that limits the number of connections or that charges extra for additional connections.  Not to worry , we got you covered.

Windows 10 has a lot of capabilities up its sleeves and this is one of such examples every PC (Windows) should know. Whether you are connected to the internet using a wireless or wired adapter, Windows 10, as well as older versions of the OS allows you to share an internet connection with other devices with a feature called “Hosted Network”.

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Setting Up A Mobile Hotspot

Your Windows 10 PC has to have a WiFi / Wireless adapter and a stable internet connection. 

Turn your Windows 10 PC into a mobile hotspot by sharing your Internet connection with other devices over Wi-Fi. You can share a Wi-Fi, Ethernet, or cellular data connection. If your PC has a cellular data connection and you share it, it will use data from your data bundle or package.

  1. Select the Start button, then select Settings >Network & InternetMobile Hotspot.Wi-Fi_Hotspot-TechHabor
  2. Click on Share my Internet connection from, choose the Internet connection you want to share.

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  3. Select Edit > enter a new network name and password > Save.

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  4. Turn on Share my Internet connection with other devices.

  5. To connect on the other device, go to the Wi-Fi settings on that device, find your network name, select it, enter the password, and then connect.Win10-Hotspot-TechHabor

    Turning off the hotspot

    When you are done using your Mobile Hotspot, you can disable it. To do so, click the Mobile Hotspot toggle to turn it off. When you do, your mobile hotspot will be disabled.

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