Enable or Disable Mobile Hotspot in Windows 10  

    Enable or Disable Mobile Hotspot in Windows 10

    Enable or Disable Mobile Hotspot in Windows 10

    How to Enable or Disable Mobile Hotspot in Windows 10
    Published by Category: Network & Sharing
    14 Apr 2021
    Designer Media Ltd



    How to Enable or Disable Mobile Hotspot in Windows 10


    By default, any user can turn your Windows 10 PC into a mobile hotspot by sharing the Internet connection with other devices over Wi-Fi. Users 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 plan.

    This tutorial will show you how to enable or disable the mobile hotspot feature for all users in Windows 10.

    You must be signed in as an administrator to enable or disable the mobile hotspot feature.



    Contents

    • Option One: Enable or Disable Mobile Hotspot in Local Group Policy Editor
    • Option Two: Enable or Disable Mobile Hotspot using a REG file



    EXAMPLE: Mobile Hotspot disabled
    Enable or Disable Mobile Hotspot in Windows 10-mobile_hotspot_disabled.jpg






    OPTION ONE

    Enable or Disable Mobile Hotspot in Local Group Policy Editor


    The Local Group Policy Editor is only available in the Windows 10 Pro, Enterprise, and Education editions.

    All editions can use Option Two.


    1 Open the Local Group Policy Editor.

    2 In the left pane of the Local Group Policy Editor, click/tap on to expand Computer Configuration, Administrative Templates, Network, and Network Connections. (see screenshot below)

    Enable or Disable Mobile Hotspot in Windows 10-mobile_hotspot_gpedit-1.jpg

    3 In the right pane of Network Connections, double click/tap on the Prohibit use of Internet Connection Sharing on your DNS domain network policy to edit it. (see screenshot above)

    4 Do step 5 (enable) or step 6 (disable) below for what you would like to do.


    5 To Enable Mobile Hotspot

    A) Select (dot) either Not Configured or Disabled, click/tap on OK, and go to step 7 below. (see screenshot below)

    Not Configured is the default setting.



    6 To Disable Mobile Hotspot

    A) Select (dot) Enabled, click/tap on OK, and go to step 7 below. (see screenshot below)

    Enable or Disable Mobile Hotspot in Windows 10-mobile_hotspot_gpedit-2.jpg


    7 When finished, you can close Local Group Policy Editor if you like.






    OPTION TWO

    Enable or Disable Mobile Hotspot using a REG file


    The downloadable .reg files below will add and modify the DWORD value in the registry key below.

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Network Connections

    NC_ShowSharedAccessUI DWORD

    (delete) = Enable
    0 = Disable


    1 Do step 2 (enable) or step 3 (disable) below for what you would like to do.


    2 To Enable Mobile Hotspot

    This is the default setting.

    A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.

    Enable_Mobile_Hotspot_feature.reg

    Download


    3 To Disable Mobile Hotspot

    A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.

    Disable_Mobile_Hotspot_feature.reg

    Download


    4 Save the .reg file to your desktop.

    5 Double click/tap on the downloaded .reg file to merge it.

    6 When prompted, click/tap on Run, Yes (UAC), Yes, and OK to approve the merge.

    7 You could now delete the downloaded .reg file if you like.


    That's it,
    Shawn





  1. Posts : 260
    Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64-bit 19045 Multiprocessor Free
       #1

    For me this is not working - goes on for a while and then if i leave the phone there for a bit and take it back, let's say 10 mins, then it's stuck again. any solutions? feedback to M$? i tried all steps indicated here -> How to stop Mobile Hotspot from Turning off in Windows 11/10

    i've also observed that while running, if you do right click and settings on the Mobile Hotspot, that terminates the connection to all devices instantly. Shouldn't be right?

    any other tips or tricks?
      My Computer


  2. Posts : 63,460
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
    Thread Starter
       #2

    gabgab said:
    For me this is not working - goes on for a while and then if i leave the phone there for a bit and take it back, let's say 10 mins, then it's stuck again. any solutions? feedback to M$? i tried all steps indicated here -> How to stop Mobile Hotspot from Turning off in Windows 11/10

    i've also observed that while running, if you do right click and settings on the Mobile Hotspot, that terminates the connection to all devices instantly. Shouldn't be right?

    any other tips or tricks?
    Hello,

    This policy is only for enabling or disabling the Mobile Hotspot feature.

    You might see if the tutorials below may help:

    Turn On or Off Mobile Hotspot in Windows 10

    Enable or Disable Automatically Turn Off Mobile Hotspot in Windows 10
      My Computers


 

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