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    Turn On or Off Mobile Hotspot in Windows 10

    Turn On or Off Mobile Hotspot in Windows 10

    How to Turn On or Off Mobile Hotspot in Windows 10
    Published by Category: Network & Sharing
    14 Apr 2021
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    How to Turn On or Off Mobile Hotspot in Windows 10


    You can turn your Windows 10 PC into a mobile hotspot by sharing your Internet connection with other devices over Wi-Fi. You 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.

    Starting with Windows 10 build 14316, users 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.

    The network name (SSID) for the mobile hotspot will not be hidden in the list of available networks to connect to for devices.

    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 settings

    Turn on command - netsh wlan set hostednetwork mode=allow

    Turn off command - netsh wlan set hostednetwork mode=disallow

    Turn On or Off Mobile Hotspot in Windows 10-hosted_network_support.png


    If you shut down or restart the computer, it will automatically turn off mobile hotspot.



    Contents







    OPTION ONE

    To Setup and 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)

    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 remotely automatically turn on the mobile hotspot on your PC.

    Turn On or Off Mobile Hotspot in Windows 10-setup_mobile_hotspot-1.jpg

    3 If available, select Wi-Fi (default) or Bluetooth for what you want to Share my Internet connection over. (see screenshots below)

    Turn On or Off Mobile Hotspot in Windows 10-setup_mobile_hotspot-2.jpg Turn On or Off Mobile Hotspot in Windows 10-setup_mobile_hotspot-3.jpg

    4 Click/tap on Edit if you would like to change your mobile hotspot settings for people to use to log in with their devices. (see screenshots below)

    Edit will only be available if you have Wi-Fi selected in step 3 above.

    1) Enter a network name you want for this mobile hotspot.

    2) Enter a network password at least 8 characters long for this mobile hotspot.

    3) Select to use the 5 GHz, 2.4 GHz, or Any available network band for this mobile hotspot.

    4) Click/tap on Save when finished.

    Turn On or Off Mobile Hotspot in Windows 10-setup_mobile_hotspot-4.jpg Turn On or Off Mobile Hotspot in Windows 10-setup_mobile_hotspot-5.png

    5 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.

    6 Turn on Share your Internet connection with other devices. (see screenshot below)

    You will see a list of any devices connected to your mobile hotspot.


    7 Turn on (default) or off When no devices are connected, automatically turn off mobile hotspot under Power saving for what you want.

    Turn On or Off Mobile Hotspot in Windows 10-setup_mobile_hotspot-6.jpg






    OPTION TWO

    To Turn Off Mobile Hotspot on Windows 10 PC


    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)

    Turn On or Off Mobile Hotspot in Windows 10-windows_10_mobile_hotspot_off.png

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






    OPTION THREE

    To Turn On or Off Mobile Hotspot in Action Center


    1 If you haven't already, you will need to set up Mobile Hotspot for how you want it in Option One.

    2 Open the Action Center (Win+A).

    3 Click/tap on the Mobile Hotspot quick action button to toggle it on and off (default) for what you want. (see screenshots below)

    Turn On or Off Mobile Hotspot in Windows 10-mobile_hotspot_quick_action-off.jpg Turn On or Off Mobile Hotspot in Windows 10-mobile_hotspot_quick_action-.jpg


    That's it,
    Shawn






  1. Posts : 1
    Windows 10 Pro
       #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 Computer


  2. Posts : 65
    Windows 10 Pro
       #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 Computer


  3. Posts : 10
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
       #3

    I can't find mobile hotspot on/off toggle in action center on my Laptop running anniversary update build 14393.105.
    Turn On or Off Mobile Hotspot in Windows 10-cywp16w.png

    Moreover I can't add it to quick actions.
    Turn On or Off Mobile Hotspot in Windows 10-xxjlphc.png
    Any workaround to enable quick toggle would be a great help.
      My Computer


  4. Posts : 64,571
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
    Thread Starter
       #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 Computers


  5. Posts : 10
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
       #5

    Brink said:
    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-
    Turn On or Off Mobile Hotspot in Windows 10-1.png

    And yes hotspot works, see my phone is connected-
    Turn On or Off Mobile Hotspot in Windows 10-2.png
      My Computer


  6. Posts : 64,571
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
    Thread Starter
       #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 Computers


  7. Posts : 10
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
       #7

    Brink said:
    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 Computer


  8. Posts : 64,571
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
    Thread Starter
       #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 Computers


  9. Posts : 10
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
       #9

    Brink said:
    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 Computer


 

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