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    Mobile Hotspot - Turn On or Off on Windows 10 PC

    Mobile Hotspot - Turn On or Off on Windows 10 PC

    How to Turn On or Off Mobile Hotspot on a Windows 10 PC
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    How to Turn On or Off Mobile Hotspot on a Windows 10 PC

    information   Information
    If your PC has a cellular data connection or wireless network connection, you can turn it into a mobile hotspot to share your Internet connection from cellular, Ethernet, or Wi-Fi with other devices.

    Starting with Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 14316, you can now easily setup and turn on or off mobile hotspot in Settings.

    This tutorial will show you how to setup and turn on or off mobile hotspot to share the Internet connection from your Windows 10 PC with other devices.

    Note   Note
    The network name for the mobile hotspot will not be hidden in a device's list of available networks in Wi-Fi settings.

    Tip   Tip
    You can type the command below in a command prompt and press Enter to see if your wireless adapter supports hosted network (aka: mobile hotspot).

    netsh wlan show drivers

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    CONTENTS:






    Mobile Hotspot - Turn On or Off on Windows 10 PC OPTION ONE Mobile Hotspot - Turn On or Off on Windows 10 PC
    To Turn On Mobile Hotspot on Windows 10 PC

    1. Open Settings, and click/tap on the Network & Internet icon.

    2. Click/tap on Mobile hotspot on the left side, and select what (ex: Cellular, Ethernet, or Wi-Fi) you want to Share my Internet connect from on your PC for devices. (see screenshot below)
    Note   Note
    If you like, you can also turn on or off Turn on remotely to allow another device to turn on the mobile hotspot when in range.

    Both your PC and any device must have Bluetooth turned on and be paired for the device to be able to turn on the mobile hotspot on your PC.


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    3. Click/tap on Edit if you would like to change the network name and network password for people to use to log in their devices to the mobile hotspot with. (see screenshot above)

    A) Enter a network name and network password you want other people to use for your shared connection, and click/tap on Save. (see screenshot below)

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    4. You can now give the network name and password to people that you want to share your Internet connection with when you have mobile hotspot turned on for your PC.

    5. Turn on Share your Internet connection with other devices. (see screenshot below)
    Note   Note
    You will see a list of any devices connected to your mobile hotspot.


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    Mobile Hotspot - Turn On or Off on Windows 10 PC OPTION TWO Mobile Hotspot - Turn On or Off on Windows 10 PC
    To Turn Off Mobile Hotspot on Windows 10 PC

    Note   Note
    This is the default setting.


    1. Open Settings, and click/tap on the Network & Internet icon.

    2. Click/tap on Mobile hotspot on the left side, and turn off Share your Internet connection with other devices. (see screenshots below)

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    3. Any devices currently connected to your mobile hotspot will now lose connection.



    That's it,
    Shawn



  1. Joined : Jul 2016
    Posts : 1
    Windows 10 Pro
       2016-07-22 #1

    Hello, sir.

    When this feature is on idle for sometime and doesn't detect a device connected, it disables itself. Do you know how to turn off this limitation? I tried looking in the registries but I'm not of much experience.


    Thanks.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec


  2. Joined : Aug 2015
    Posts : 20
    Windows 10 Pro x64
       2016-08-30 #2

    I can't share my cellular network connection via Mobile Hotspot


    ....... in my case the Mobile Hotspot turn on and off button is greyed out (see screenshot).



    Running this command :
    netsh wlan show drivers

    Shows:
    Hosted network supported : yes

    Microsoft Hosted Network Virtual Adapter in Device Manager is also enabled.

    I'm trying to share my cellular network connection (USB Aircard).

    What am I missing ?

    Thanks in advance for any help .......
      My System SpecsSystem Spec


  3. Joined : Mar 2016
    Posts : 5
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
       2016-09-05 #3

    I can't find mobile hotspot on/off toggle in action center on my Laptop running anniversary update build 14393.105.
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    Moreover I can't add it to quick actions.
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    Any workaround to enable quick toggle would be a great help.
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  4. Joined : Oct 2013
    Posts : 16,590
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 14986
       2016-09-05 #4

    Hello Borhan,

    Do you have the feature available in Settings?

    Does it show that you laptop supports this feature from using the command in the yellow tip box at the top of the tutorial?
      My System SpecsSystem Spec


  5. Joined : Mar 2016
    Posts : 5
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
       2016-09-06 #5

    Brink said: View Post
    Hello Borhan,

    Do you have the feature available in Settings?

    Does it show that you laptop supports this feature from using the command in the yellow tip box at the top of the tutorial?
    Yes, settings available. Please see below screenshot-
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    And yes hotspot works, see my phone is connected-
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  6. Joined : Oct 2013
    Posts : 16,590
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 14986
       2016-09-06 #6

    Borhan,

    I can confirm as well that it appears the "Mobile hotspot" quick action seems to have been removed in the latest builds.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec


  7. Joined : Mar 2016
    Posts : 5
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
       2016-09-06 #7

    Brink said: View Post
    Borhan,

    I can confirm as well that it appears the "Mobile hotspot" quick action seems to have been removed in the latest builds.
    Duly noted. It's typical of Microsoft who likes to remove feature that is user friendly.

    Another thing-
    How does "Turn on remotely" thing works? My laptop and phone both paired via bluetooth, both devices bluetooth turned on, both devices running up to date OS. But laptop hotspot never turns on when I turn on wifi of my phone.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec


  8. Joined : Oct 2013
    Posts : 16,590
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 14986
       2016-09-06 #8

    I haven't played with the "Turn on remotely" feature to say for 100%, but if both the PC and phone has Bluetooth turned on and paired, then turning on mobile hotspot on the phone should also turn it on the PC so the phone can use the PC's mobile hotspot.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec


  9. Joined : Mar 2016
    Posts : 5
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
       2016-09-07 #9

    Brink said: View Post
    I haven't played with the "Turn on remotely" feature to say for 100%, but if both the PC and phone has Bluetooth turned on and paired, then turning on mobile hotspot on the phone should also turn it on the PC so the phone can use the PC's mobile hotspot.
    Why should I turn on mobile hotspot on phone instead of turning on wifi? Moreover I can't turn on hotspot on mobile if cellular data is not turned on.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec


 
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