Windows 10: 2 wifi devices, can I use one for mobile hotspot?

  1.    02 Sep 2017 #1

    2 wifi devices, can I use one for mobile hotspot?


    Hello, well like the tittle says, I have 2 wifi devices but I want to use one of them for the mobilehospot that's is available in windows 10 settings, of course I have to bridge the 2 wifi devices right? but then can I turn the mobile hotspot on the second device?
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    Windows 10 Pro
       02 Sep 2017 #2

    There's absolutely no need to bridge your devices in any way. You just turn Mobile Hotspot on, on any Windows 10 device with WiFi, and you are done. Both of your WiFi devices still continue to use their default network connection, while one of them is sharing its connection through the Hotspot.

    Tutorial: Turn On or Off Mobile Hotspot in Windows 10 Windows 10 Network Sharing Tutorials
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  3.    02 Sep 2017 #3

    Kari said: View Post
    There's absolutely no need to bridge your devices in any way. You just turn Mobile Hotspot on, on any Windows 10 device with WiFi, and you are done. Both of your WiFi devices still continue to use their default network connection, while one of them is sharing its connection through the Hotspot.

    Tutorial: Turn On or Off Mobile Hotspot in Windows 10 Windows 10 Network Sharing Tutorials
    but the second device, the one that I want to use for hotspot is not connected to the internet, that is why I want to use it only for hotspot, cuz I found that if I enable hotspot in the same device connected to the internet then the signal and performance is degraded
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  4. Posts : 13,456
    Windows 10 Pro
       02 Sep 2017 #4

    You cannot use a computer which has no Internet connection as mobile hotspot.
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  5. Posts : 4,235
    Win10 Home and Pro, Win10 Insider Preview, Win7 Home, Linux Mint
       02 Sep 2017 #5

    Agreed, the usual use for a Hotspot is to allow other devices to connect to the Internet. Back in the Dial-up Modem days Win98SE introduced ICS/Internet Connection Sharing [along with support for USB 2 drivers], pretty much the same thing which let my wife's computer connect through the Modem in my computer. But as mentioned, the bandwidth had to be shared, really tough with a 53Kbps connection.
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  6.    02 Sep 2017 #6

    the computer has internet, that's what the first wifi device for
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       03 Sep 2017 #7

    Christoph34 said: View Post
    the computer has internet, that's what the first wifi device for
    If the second computer has Internet, then it's simple: just enable mobile hotspot. However, you said earlier that it has no Internet:

    Christoph34 said: View Post
    but the second device, the one that I want to use for hotspot is not connected to the internet.
    This really is simple: Hotspot can be enabled on any WiFi equipped Windows 10 device with Internet connection.
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  8.    03 Sep 2017 #8

    Kari said: View Post
    If the second computer has Internet, then it's simple: just enable mobile hotspot. However, you said earlier that it has no Internet:



    This really is simple: Hotspot can be enabled on any WiFi equipped Windows 10 device with Internet connection.

    I said device, not computer. In one computer I have 2 wifi devices, one is connected to internet, can I use the second DEVICE to enable hotspot on that second device and give internet connection to any cellphone around my computer?? If so, how?
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  9. Posts : 13,456
    Windows 10 Pro
       04 Sep 2017 #9

    My apologies, I have all the time thought that with device you mean computers, not wireless network adapters (NIC).

    I do not know how to select which NIC to use for hotspot, and I am not able to test this only having one WiFi adapter. In hotspot settings I can only enable or disable hotspot, not select which NIC to be used for hotspot:

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  10.    04 Sep 2017 #10

    Kari said: View Post
    My apologies, I have all the time thought that with device you mean computers, not wireless network adapters (NIC).

    I do not know how to select which NIC to use for hotspot, and I am not able to test this only having one WiFi adapter. In hotspot settings I can only enable or disable hotspot, not select which NIC to be used for hotspot:

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    yeah I been trying but can't find the way the select either adapter, windows 10 only gives me the option for the adapter that is connected to internet, I'll keep looking
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