Creating WiFi Hotspot Network in windows 8,8.1 using Command Prompt

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Hi guys,Today i am going to show you how to create wifi hotspot network without using any software’s within 2 minutes by using your command prompt.In my previous articles i showed you how to create a wifi network in any windows PC or laptop using connectify software.

If you are so lazy and if you want to create WiFi network using simple software click below.

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This article is for those guys who love to play with command prompt.If you want to know how to create a WiFi hotspot network using command prompt in windows 8 go ahead.

Step 1: To Create WiFi Hotspot in Windows 8,8.1 PC

First you need to know that whether your PC hardware supports hotspot feature or not. To check this follow the instructions

  • open your command prompt in administrative mode(if you don’t know this post your comment i will tell you)
  • Enter this command  :::   netsh wlan show drivers
Create Wifi hotspot in windows 8.1
  • If it show “yes” as you can in image you can create wifi hotspot in your PC.Go ahead you’re almost done.
  • If it shows No you PC can’t create hotspot.
  • Don’t close your command prompt until i say close it because we need it again.

Step 2 : To Create WiFi Hotspot Network in Windows Laptops

Enter the below command (your CMD must be open in administrative mode)
netsh wlan set hostednetwork mode=allow key=FastTechBuzz
Hit enter then you will see like in below image.If you see image like below then your doing right.Now your hotspot is activated in your PC.
Create hotspot networki in Laptop
Here is your WiFi name and FastTechBuzz is your password.You can change your password if you want.

Step 3: To Create WiFi Hotspot in Windows 8,8.1 Computers

This is to switch on the created WiFi network Again Enter the below command
netsh wlan start hostednetwork
Press enter now you will see the command prompt as below.Now can close your CMD if you want. your hotspot is created you can see it in your other devices.
Create Hotspot using command prompt

Solutions for common Errors:

  • If you are getting obtaining IP address in your TABLET or mobile (or)
  • Hosted Network couldn’t be started or Any other errors while creating hotspot please use the below method.

Step 4:

This is to share internet connection with other devices. For this 
  • Click on windows button in your keyboard .
  • Then type Network and sharing  as shown in below image 
  • click on settings there highlighted with yellow then click on the red marked option..
Network and sharing windows 8.1
After clicking on that red marked option you will see a window then @Left side top CLICK ON CHANGE ADAPTER SETTINGS then you will see a window like below there you can see the created hotspot name with Local area connection 13.
share wifi hotspot
Next choose your presently using internet connection (Here i am connected to internet using my BSNL modem) and right click on it and open properties >> then go sharing tab >>choose Local Area network under Home Networking condition as shown in below image click on OK.
hotspot command

Follow the instructions like in image

Then click OK.Your are done.
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122 comments… add one

  • manu Apr 16, 2014

    first time i created hotspot successfully i used it ….but later
    when i write netsh wlan start hosted network the result shows that
    the hosted network couldn’t be started.
    The group or the source is not in the correct state to perform the operation
    WHAT TO DO NOW????

    • Srinu Ipathy Apr 16, 2014

      Just restart your computer. If you face the same issue then delete existing hotspot and create new one or checkout best softwares to make hotspot in this site.

  • SANTOSH SAHOO Apr 12, 2014

    hi, i am Santosh trying so hard to connect my phone by wifi hot spot because my internet modem is not working so i want to use my phone as a wifi device and connect my PC to it . so please give me any solution.

    • Srinu Ipathy Apr 13, 2014

      If you have internet connection in your mobile then you can easily share it with your PC. Tell me your Mobile details.

    • Srinu Ipathy Apr 13, 2014

      If you have internet connection in your mobile then you can easily share it with your PC. Tell me your Mobile details

  • klvb123 Apr 10, 2014

    Hi, i am almost crying, my usb modem is not showing in default windows connections, was trying to create that hotspot from my laptop for like 10 hours, then finally i did it, but when i do it from command prompt, after my laptop restarts, i have to do everything from the first step again all the time, also if i use mypublicwifi program, it says that password is wrong, and even if i put my laptop to sleep and hotspot is still available it again changes my password to something that i dont know, only thing that helps is to go to command promt again and to set new password. Help me please :)

  • Deepak Apr 8, 2014

    yea hii, shrinu problm iz dat when i create hotspot in windows 8.1 ,,,, but my laptop automatically restart …

    • Srinu Ipathy Apr 8, 2014

      Which method are you using? Command prompt method or direct?

  • Anonymous1 Apr 5, 2014

    Hi Srinu, mobile phone disconnects after sometime with the hotspot. I have to again and again reconect it. WHta may be the problem? Is it to do something with firewall? Can you help fix this problem?

  • Gordhan Valasai Apr 4, 2014

    Thanks a lot dear. It works fine!

  • gaurav Apr 3, 2014

    i followed all the steps but it didnt work
    when i searched for a wifi hotspot using my android tab it does show my computer as wifi hotspot but doesn’t connect keeps on showing obtaining ip address

  • danny Apr 3, 2014

    go to control panel>device manager
    click on ‘network adapters’
    go to ‘Microsoft Hosted Network Virtual Adapter’ …right click and make sure its enabled. that was the problem for me anyway. when i went to delete the hotspot i must have disabled it as well.

  • Vishal Baghla Apr 1, 2014

    Hi Dear,

    I am facing different error from last one month.
    My hotspot starts properly. In my android mobile i can see my hotspot and signal strength is Excellent. But when i try to connect it fails and show no signal strength of hotspot.

    i tried every method(Manually, Connectify and other apps) .

    • Srinu Ipathy Apr 2, 2014

      First delete the all existing hotspot. I have written article how to delete hotspot checkout that.

  • Sanjay Mar 30, 2014

    I have done it all. But in my mobile–> wifi settings, when i connect, it shows, REMEMBERED, SECURED WITH WPA/WPA2 PSK, but not connected.
    Pls help me to connect it with my mobile….thanks in advance….

    • Srinu Ipathy Mar 31, 2014

      Remove that connection and connect it again. Use connectify software to create hotspot. Search for connectify in our blog. Then go through that article.
      Every whoever having problems use that connectify method and don’t forget to help us ( share our article and like us).

  • Jason Mar 29, 2014

    Hi, it works for me! Thank you very much! My wife is happy now. But… if I leave the computer on and go out for a couple of hours and come back, we can see the WiFi connection but we can’t connect to it. Why is this?

  • Tamirat Mar 28, 2014

    I have a problem of saying ”no get way reply” but the above procedure is working prperly

  • harsha Mar 28, 2014

    i got this error when ‘ve entered the last command…
    what should i do now…????

  • Kalpesh Mar 28, 2014

    I have followed all steps.still it is not working.”Dependency service of group failed to start” message prompted..what to do please guide…

  • Suraj Mar 28, 2014

    Heey…It is start only 1 time ….2nd time it is not working how to start 2nd time????

    • Srinu Ipathy Mar 29, 2014

      Remove the created hotspot and again create new one. If you don’t know how to remove that check out the article.

  • Joy Mar 26, 2014

    i have tried both the ways but i cannot use the internet connection
    only the device gets connected …

  • Suraj Vaghasiya Mar 23, 2014

    it is started but pasword r incorrect plzzz help and give me more information…thank you

    • Srinu Ipathy Mar 25, 2014

      This is your WiFi Password FastTechBuzz. Password is case sensitive.

  • Suraj Vaghasiya Mar 23, 2014

    Working superbly thanks a lot…. :)
    And How to change password?????

    • Srinu Ipathy Mar 25, 2014

      remove FastTechBuzz after key= and enter your password.

  • ruchita Mar 23, 2014

    i hav followed this steps n did d hotspot settings…. i want to undo it… pls tell me d steps

    • Srinu Ipathy Mar 25, 2014

      Go to newtwork and sharing settings . Then delete local area connection13 and restart.

  • kinghamster678 Mar 21, 2014

    hi is it ok if i use local are connection 11??

  • Kaushal Jain Mar 19, 2014

    I have followed all the step and its succeed but when i want it shutdown then i had disabled it now when i am trying it again, at last step its not succeed.It is saying that- it couldn’t be started. The group and resources are not in correct state to perform the requested operation. Can u please tell me how i can solve this problem.
    is i have to do anything different to shut down the hotspot. Please give any solution for this :(

    • tushar Mar 25, 2014

      same problem here… if you solve this please help me….

      • Srinu Ipathy Mar 25, 2014

        Just delete the created hotspot in network and sharing setting. Delete local area connection 13 and restart your windows 8 or 8.1 PC . Please let me know whether this solution helped for you or not.

        • tushar Mar 25, 2014

          thnx for help, now i have another problem, every thing is sett up device is connected but internet now working on connected device :( :( :(

        • tushar Mar 25, 2014

          sorry not* working internet another connected device

          • Srinu Ipathy Mar 25, 2014

            Delete all your existing connections and do the same procedure or else try another method using connectify. Search in our site for hotspot then u will see another article please try that.

  • Yashwanth rao Mar 15, 2014

    asking to open through administrative mode even aftr aponing it

  • Robert Mar 15, 2014

    Hotspot created but net is not working in my android and any other devices.

    Please give me the solution for this issue.

  • Akhil Mar 13, 2014

    nice its working cooooooooooool

  • Rakesh Mar 9, 2014

    Working superbly thanks a lot for this helpful information.

  • ranga Mar 4, 2014

    how to change the username and password of the created hotspot

  • niraj Mar 2, 2014

    it cant start while i type “netsh wlan start hostednetwork” it says “the group or resource is not in the correct state to perform the requested operation.” plz help me..

  • SNK Feb 27, 2014

    Thanks brother. i have created easily in three steps and its working. I am using win8.1. Good luck with your work.

  • jez Feb 27, 2014

    how would i know the password?

    • Srinu Ipathy Feb 27, 2014

      In the second command command the text you have entered after KEY= command .In this case password for your wifi is FastTechBuzz.Don’t forget to like and share this tutorial.

  • vijay Feb 25, 2014

    this is happening
    C:\Windows\system32>netsh wlan start hostednetwork
    The hosted network couldn’t be started.
    The group or resource is not in the correct state to perform the requested opera

    plz reply fast nd thanks in advance.

    • Srinu Ipathy Feb 25, 2014

      Please restart and make sure you have turned on your wifi and delete existing network connections.

  • Feb 25, 2014

    Done All But When I connect to the network from mobile ”Obtaining IP Address …’ but the ip address is not obtained and it disconnects help Me

    • Imho Apr 1, 2014

      Same problem here

  • Anand Gangwar Feb 21, 2014

    i have connected the hotspot wifi with other devices but still doesnt access the internet with other devices

  • tom Feb 18, 2014

    i am not able to share my internet connection in my windows8.1 .Is there any other ways to make wifi hotspot in windows 8.1?

    • Srinu Ipathy Feb 18, 2014

      This method is working on windows8.1 also. I have tried this in 8.1 and it is working fine. Anyway if you have any problems with this try connectify hotspot pro software but you should buy that or else you can find it for free in the internet.

  • harshit Feb 12, 2014

    my laptop showing hosted network supported as “NO”. earlier I was able to create hotspot using connectify and other softwares but now unable to do same.. please suggest if there is any other way

  • sayeed Feb 7, 2014

    am unable to connect to the hosted network from my lumia 520.
    it says “connection unsuccessfull- your phone couldnot reach the wifi network”

  • Ranith Sardar Feb 1, 2014

    after completing all the steps adequately,my anroid ph’s wi-fi connection is showing “authenticating”.how can i solve ds problm,plz help me…

    • Kiran Feb 2, 2014

      For me also the same Problem.. So. can any one plzz help me.. to solve this issue..

    • nandan Feb 5, 2014

      hey buddy m facing the same problem. by the way did u get the solution for that prob?

      • ANY Feb 5, 2014

        Hei Guys,
        I solved it. You just need to disable your anti-virus firewall. :)

  • ANY Jan 31, 2014

    Hi there..
    I have Win 8.1. I have a USB modem connected to my laptop. I successfully connected my android mobile to the network; however no service received. What should I do get internet on my cellphone?

  • yash Jan 30, 2014

    Hello guys…it also worked for me
    but the i disabled the network
    i wanted to re enable it but the network disappeared
    and start typing commands again but it couldn’t start….
    Its saying ”the group or resource is not in the correct state to perform the requested operations”
    please help me guys….

  • Mathi Jan 30, 2014

    Step 2 i have this error
    “you must run this command from a command prompt with administrator privilege”

  • burhan ahmad Jan 27, 2014

    tnx… worked..but after some time it automatically shutdown(how to fix it)….n how do i enable it after i restart my laptop….n disable it…OS WINDOWS 8

    • Srinu Ipathy Jan 28, 2014

      You said that your system is automatically shutting down but this problem is not because of wifi hotspot.Please checkout recently installed software’s.
      If you want to delete created hotspot in network adapter setting select local area network 13 and just hit delete button.

      • burhan ahmad Jan 28, 2014

        but when it automatically diabled..after that i am not able to start it do i start it again…in control panel its not showing local area network 13 ….and i tried to make a new hotspot but that also failed

  • Fida Hussain Jan 27, 2014

    Sir! I am using wifi of my neighbor. he has given the password to my laptop and I am paying him on monthly basis. now i want to use this wifi connection on my mobile as well. can I share my laptop internet through this method.

    • Srinu Ipathy Jan 27, 2014

      yes you can share your wifi connection.Instead of creating new hotspot you can use the same WiFi which is you are using for your PC.

  • irfan Jan 23, 2014

    sir,plz tell me I have successfully done it via cmd promote. But I disable it I want to make it once again in cmd promote but after completing two steps third step shows..the hosted network could not be started
    the group or resource is not in in a state to perfourm the requested operation

  • sarath Jan 22, 2014

    “The wireless local area network interface is powered down and doesn’t support the requested operation.” what does it mean??please help and what next?

  • rehan khan Jan 22, 2014

    brother great tutorial but i m facing limited area connection prob what to do

  • vikram Jan 21, 2014

    i have done all the steps nd created hotspot and also connect to my mobile through wi-fi. but when i want to open any site on my mobile then it is not opening the site. pls help me

  • kanhaiya Jan 6, 2014

    After third step in cmd it comes…….
    The hosted network couldn’t be started .
    The group or resource is not in the correct state to perform the requested operation .
    So what is the problem ?

    • anonymous Jan 9, 2014

      I am getting the same problem as above. I deleted all the connections and restarted the pc but to no avail

  • Ankit Jan 4, 2014

    after everything it says at last…
    “The wireless local area network interface is powered down and doesn’t support the requested operation.” what does it mean??

    plz help!!!

    • Srinu Ipathy Jan 4, 2014

      Sorry to say Ankit that i have never seen like this before any way make sure you have the latest wifi drives installed in your PC.

      • Ankit Jan 4, 2014

        Yep!!! its there…the wifi drivers!! Anyways!!! thankss… :)

    • Manu Jan 8, 2014

      This message indicates that you have not switched your wifi to ON. if you have a toggle wifi switch in your PC switch the same to ON and the method will work for you. I think Srinu has done a wonderful job with command prompt. Compliments Srinu.

    • sarath Jan 22, 2014

      i too had encountered this type of problem.what next?

    • Kiran Feb 2, 2014

      U must off the paower saver mode, i think ur useing lappy..!!

  • tanul mittal Dec 28, 2013

    i created a network successfully thanks but than i disabled it and it removed automatically… :( nlw unable to create new one and also tried netsh wlan start hostednetwork.. not working either… :( please helpbro…

    • Srinu Ipathy Dec 30, 2013

      sorry for late reply :(.
      Go to network and sharing >>change adapter setting >>select all connections and hit delete(highlighted with yellow paint).
      your existing connection will be deleted.Restart and then do this again.check out image in this link.

      • irfan Jan 27, 2014

        i try this not working….same errors in step 3

  • Daniel Justus Dec 21, 2013

    I am using the home network through dongle. So what should I select for that “Home Network Connections”

  • Anonymous Dec 9, 2013

    Thanks a lot…
    Pretty insightful

  • Anonymous Dec 4, 2013

    If you want to share your WiFi internet then you should go to your WiFi adapter sharing tab tick “Allow other” and choose Home Networking your virtual WiFi you just created (Local Area *** 13) .

    Basically, you have to right-click the connection that you want to share, click the Sharing tab, and then select the Allow other network…

    So, you did your STEP 4 in reverse bro.

  • Anonymous Dec 3, 2013

    You misleading people in your STEP 4.
    What is the source of internet? In your case, looks like the device you are connecting to your laptop through that Virtual Hosted adapter.

    • Srinu Ipathy Dec 3, 2013

      not virtual adapter i am sharing my Wifi internet bro .

  • actox Nov 30, 2013

    Is there anyway to do this thing to share my ethernet network over wifi. Connectify is not working for me!! :(

    • Srinu Ipathy Dec 1, 2013

      did you tried this method.First check whether your hardware supports hotspot network or not.

  • Ayush Sharma Nov 30, 2013

    You ROCK buddy.
    simple and effective.

  • bhayankar Nov 26, 2013

    I dont see my data card connection in the networks list. Tried all the above steps but went vein. Plz help

    • Fast Tech Buzz Nov 29, 2013

      Please tell your problem clearly.Sorry for late reply.Networks list ??

  • Kangni Jeff Nov 26, 2013

    Thank for your tutorial.
    “Locale area connection 13″ says no “internet connection” for iPV4 and IPV6, so i cannot connect to the internet with my tablet.

  • Adrian Putu Nov 25, 2013

    well, i can create it but when other device connect on my hotspot, it takes too long in obtaining ip address after that the connection says limited or no connectivity

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  • Tsering Angchuk Nov 23, 2013

    Microsoft Windows [Version 6.2.9200]
    (c) 2012 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

    C:\Windows\system32>netsh wlan start hostednetwork
    The hosted network couldn’t be started.
    The group or resource is not in the correct state to perform the requested opera
    now i am facing this problem.. pls help meh thnx

    • Srinu Ipathy Nov 23, 2013

      delete the previously created network and start again from step 1 or else download connectify hotspot pro software.

    • irfa Jan 23, 2014

      hey dear u got this problem solved

  • Tsering Angchuk Nov 21, 2013

    …..if i want to removed dis ….. wat should i do or is there any command to removed this wifihotspot…if i try to instal any wifi software …it was not working either….plz help….

  • Tsering Angchuk Nov 21, 2013

    i have tried this of my win 8, and also created wifi hotspot and also connected to other devices but internet was not working on other devices and appears an yellow mark on other devices on network

    • Srinu Ipathy Nov 21, 2013

      please checkout the step 4 once again.If you want to delete that you can delete it just select and press delete.

  • satish kumar Nov 21, 2013

    hi. connection is successful. but when i am changing settings to share the internet , an error is displayed that it cannot accept control messages this time

  • Vatsal Ajmera Nov 9, 2013

    hey plz help….after the second command it is saying that ” the group or resource is not in the correct state to perform requested operation” plz worked first time nut the second day when i entered these commands it is showing the above . mail me the solution if u can

    • Srinu Ipathy Nov 9, 2013

      You don’t need to do it again.Just turn on your wifi in your PC then you can see your wifi hotspot in your mobile or other PC.Anyway once again open your CMD as administrator and only enter this command “netsh wlan start hostednetwork” without quotes.

  • Anonymous Nov 4, 2013

    The hotspot is successfully created but when I connect from my device(mobile phone), it says that my PC is not responding for the request sent by my phone.

  • Anonymous Oct 27, 2013

    Great tutorial, thanks alot #physcobot

  • Gopal Oct 21, 2013

    Thanks :) for the simple tutor …..

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