Windows 10: Win 10 hotspot?

  1.    15 Feb 2017 #1

    Win 10 hotspot?


    I'm looking at the Asus Strix Z270G mobo that incorporates MU-MIMO wireless functionality. In the description it warns that "Windows 10 does not currently support Wi-Fi hotspot functionality."

    I'm not sure what this actually means?
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  2. strollin's Avatar
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       15 Feb 2017 #2

    I'm not sure about Windows 10 but in previous versions of Windows, it was possible to use the wifi adapter in your machine to create a wifi hotspot so that you could share the internet connection via wifi. You should be able to find more information if you search the 'net for "virtual router".
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  3. Bree's Avatar
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       15 Feb 2017 #3

    strollin said: View Post
    I'm not sure about Windows 10 but in previous versions of Windows, it was possible to use the wifi adapter in your machine to create a wifi hotspot so that you could share the internet connection via wifi...
    Still possible in 10 (provided your adapter/driver supports it) but you can only do it from a command prompt now. I understand it was taken out of the easily found settings for security concerns.
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  4.    4 Weeks Ago #4

    Bree said: View Post
    Still possible in 10 (provided your adapter/driver supports it) but you can only do it from a command prompt now.
    It's still in settings for me. Settings - Network & Internet - Mobile hotspot.
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