Set Up Virtual Hotspot in Windows 8

Edited by Lukward Thomason, Amanda, Eng

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Steps

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    Move the mouse cursor to the lower-left corner of the screen and right-click there
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    In the menu that pops up, click "Command Prompt (Admin)"
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  3. 3
    Type in "netsh wlan set hostednetwork mode=allow ssid="
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    Now type in the name for the hotspot
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    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".
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    Type " key="
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    In our demonstration, the whole line reads, "netsh wlan set hostednetwork mode=allow ssid=VisiHow key=".
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    Type in the password
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    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".
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    Proofread the line and hit the enter key to submit
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    Our virtual hotspot has been created.
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    Close the window by clicking the "X" in the top right corner
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    This concludes our tutorial on how to set up a hotspot on Windows 8 computers
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    Thank you for watching VisiHow. If you have any other comments or questions, please leave them in the comments section below.
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Recent edits by: Amanda, Lukward Thomason

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