Windows 10: How to turn on windows 10 hotspot remotely using bluetooth

  1.    17 Dec 2016 #1

    How to turn on windows 10 hotspot remotely using bluetooth


    I have an android phone paired up with my windows 10 laptop. How can I turn on the hotspot on my laptop using my android phone via bluetooth?
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  2. Posts : 11,218
    Windows 10 Pro
       18 Dec 2016 #2

    You can't.

    If your laptop has Windows 10 PRO, you can do it with remote desktop connection, Microsoft's Remote Desktop Connection app for Android free download see Part Seven in this tutorial: RDC - Connect Remotely to your Windows 10 PC

    Remote Desktop connection to Windows 10 Home is not supported.

    Kari
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  3.    18 Dec 2016 #3

    Kari said: View Post
    You can't.
    So this feature is useless?

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  4. Posts : 11,218
    Windows 10 Pro
       18 Dec 2016 #4

    My previous post is based on my own experience. I have never managed to turn a Windows 10 PC hotspot on from any Android device using anything else than remote desktop connection. On Windows 10 Mobile it works.

    You can of course try it, would be nice to know it works. I have nothing against admitting I am wrong, I am just saying that as far as I am concerned this is a feature I've never managed to get working.
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  5.    18 Dec 2016 #5

    Kari said: View Post
    My previous post is based on my own experience. I have never managed to turn a Windows 10 PC hotspot on from any Android device using anything else than remote desktop connection. On Windows 10 Mobile it works.

    You can of course try it, would be nice to know it works. I have nothing against admitting I am wrong, I am just saying that as far as I am concerned this is a feature I've never managed to get working.
    No offences meant. I was just asking.
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  6. Posts : 11,218
    Windows 10 Pro
       18 Dec 2016 #6

    eskawl said: View Post
    No offences meant. I was just asking.
    None taken. I mean, this is a new feature in Windows 10 which should work. All I mean when saying it can't be done is based on my own experience. I know I am not the sharpest pencil in a drawer, the reason I can't get it working might just be my own stupidity or inability to understand instructions.

    Mentioning remote desktop as a possible workaround is based on the fact that it always works: connect remotely to a Windows 10 PC, turn hotspot on and that's it.
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  7.    20 Dec 2016 #7

    IMHO, Remote desktop would surely need internet access in the mobile, which is what I am trying to achieve here.
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