Set Up Virtual Hotspot in Windows 8
Edited by Lukward Thomason, Amanda, Eng
Hi, you're watching VisiHow. This is a tutorial on how to set up a virtual hotspot on Windows 8 computers.
Move the mouse cursor to the lower-left corner of the screen and right-click there.
In the menu that pops up, click "Command Prompt (Admin)".
Type in "netsh wlan set hostednetwork mode=allow ssid=".
Now type in the name for the hotspot.
In our example, we want it to be "VisiHow". The whole line in our case currently reads, "netsh wlan set hostednetwork mode=allow ssid=VisiHow".
Type " key=".
In our demonstration, the whole line reads, "netsh wlan set hostednetwork mode=allow ssid=VisiHow key=".
Type in the password.
Note that the password length must be a minimum of 8 characters, and maximum 64 characters. For the sake of simplicity and this tutorial, we are going to type in numbers 1 through 8. Now the line reads, "netsh wlan set hostednetwork mode=allow ssid=VisiHow key=12345678".
Proofread the line and hit the enter key to submit.
Our virtual hotspot has been created.
Close the window by clicking the "X" in the top right corner.
This concludes our tutorial on how to set up a hotspot on Windows 8 computers.
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Video: Set Up Virtual Hotspot in Windows 8
Recent edits by: Amanda, Lukward Thomason