Windows 10: Windows 10 as WiFi Hotspot not assigning IP addresses

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    Windows XP/7/8/8.1/10, Linux, Android, FreeBSD Unix
       08 Nov 2015 #1

    Windows 10 as WiFi Hotspot not assigning IP addresses

    Is anyone using Windows 10 to provide as a WiFi Hotspot as what seems to happen when clients connect is it is not successful after trying the Obtaining IP Address, clients include Android mobile devices and set top boxes.
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    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit 1709 (FCU build 16299.248)
       08 Nov 2015 #2

    I haven't tried, but you could connect your PC to the internet by cable and create an ad hoc wireless connection between the PC and the other device to get internet. Right-click on the network icon and select Network and Sharing Center. Then click on Change adapter settings. This shows all your adapters and connections. Right-click on the Ethernet connection and select Properties, then click the Sharing tab. Check the box to Allow sharing the connection and select your wireless connection from the list. I am not sure if it will work with automatic settings though, you may have to manually assign an IP address to the wireless connection. Then manually assign an IP address at the other device and set the Default gateway to the IP address of the PC's wireless connection. Also you have to create a new ad hoc connection and connect to that from the other device. I don't currently have a Wi-Fi card, so I cannot see the steps to guide you.
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    Windows XP/7/8/8.1/10, Linux, Android, FreeBSD Unix
    Thread Starter
       09 Nov 2015 #3

    My LAN connection is on a different network and actually going to a different WAN provider. I'm trying to get the WiFi Hotspot part working, it worked fine in Windows 7 but perhaps I just need the right WiFi Hotspot software for Windows 10 to get it working.
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    Windows XP/7/8/8.1/10, Linux, Android, FreeBSD Unix
    Thread Starter
       10 Nov 2015 #4

    Got it working, Virtual Router didn't work for me, My Public Wifi is the one with the issue. Using 160WiFi

    8 Free Tools to Turn Your Windows 7 and 8 Computers into a WiFi Hotspot | Next of Windows
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