Creating WiFi Hotspot Network in windows 8,8.1/7 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 Windows 7 or Windows 8.1/8.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 looking to create WiFi hotspot in Windows 8.1 Watch this video. No need to follow the below procedure for windows 8.1 just see this video. If you don’t find the Internet Sharing option like in the below Video follow the below Command Prompt method or this connectify method (this method is 100 percent perfect).  CMD method might not work some times.

This Command Prompt method is only for technical people like you . You may get some problems. I highly recommend the below procedure for everyone. Most of the times you cannot access internet in your mobiles using this method so my suggestion is to use this below method. Anyway you give it a try for command prompt method. If you face any issues use this method. This is 1000% perfect to create hotspot.

Step 1: To Create WiFi Hotspot in Windows 8,8.1, Windows 7 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 ssid=www.FastTechBuzz.com 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 FastTechBuzz.com 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 8,8.1/7 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 WiFi Hotspot 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.
  • Create Hotspot in Windows with software

Use this software to create hotspot Full version for Free ( few days only)

Link to Full version

Step 4: Share Internet Connection in Windows 8/8.1/7

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

Then click OK.Your are done.
If you have any problems post your comments below. I am ready to help you guys. Don’t forget to subscribe to our blog.

See the video to create hotspot in windows 8

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229 comments… add one

  • prashu Jul 27, 2014

    dear I have created wifi successfully but when I try to connect after giving password its connect button shownhidden what is the issue pls help

  • Kin Jul 24, 2014

    hi,
    i used this method in win8 before few years and it was good. now i have win8.1 and i am able to create network but none of my devices are able to connect (it keep showing obtaining ip address and then after few minutes it shows avoided poor internet connection) … help me with this!

    • Srinu Ipathy Jul 24, 2014

      Checkout the first video in this article. Windows 8.1 have direct option to turn on hotspot.

  • Manjunatha S Jul 23, 2014

    Hi Seenu ,
    It says “The wireless local area network interface is powered down and doesn’t support the requested operation” Can you explain me better how can i resolve this issue?

    • Srinu Ipathy Jul 23, 2014

      Go to control panel then >> device manager >> Network adapter >> enable all drivers there. or else simply use connectify software.

  • Maged Jul 22, 2014

    i did everything you said and it works perfectly until after few minutes i get blue screen of death with bad_pool_cooler error dont know what it is ?? i have a sony flip 15a flip windows 8.1

    • Srinu Ipathy Jul 23, 2014

      Blue screen error is common. It is not because of this.

  • malikhilal Jul 22, 2014

    hello sir. i successfully created a hotspot using cmd but now i forgot the key of it . plz tell me the method of getting its key.
    thanks

  • kahi Jul 21, 2014

    how do i set up the local area network *13? as i scroll down the option when selecting the private port, it did not shows up except for wifi, and lan and ethernet? tq

  • DiamondMohan Jul 20, 2014

    i tried both the methods in my Dell inspiron i5 windows 8.1 laptop but it saying when
    >>>>>> netsh wlan start hostednetwork <<<<<<<<<
    The hosted network couldn't be started.
    The group or resource is not in the state to perform the requested operation.

    i tried with connectify software also, even its not working

    i tried manual settings also. But, in
    Control Panel\Network and Internet\Network Connections…
    in sharing i clicked the Allow box. but there is no home area networking connections
    to enter the name
    please help me to solve the problem ASAP.
    Thanks in advance

    • Srinu Ipathy Jul 21, 2014

      Looks like you have tried everything. Anyway If you are still facing this issue then I can solve your issue in team viewer. PM me on Facebook if your are interested.

  • Niels Jul 20, 2014

    Thanks very much
    It works perfectly for me on Windows 8
    Cheers
    Niels

  • gourang Jul 20, 2014

    yes its working very very thanful to you

  • Sun Jul 19, 2014

    is it not done only once…….. every time we restart it doesnt work again

    • Srinu Ipathy Jul 19, 2014

      Everyone please read the article carefully. solution for all common was given in the above article.

  • Huy Jul 19, 2014

    It says “The wireless local area network interface is powered down and doesn’t support the requested operation” when I tap enter in step 3, what should I do next?

    • Srinu Ipathy Jul 19, 2014

      Please read the article carefully in the beginning. I have given some links to follow when this method doesn’t work.

  • Katrina Jul 16, 2014

    hi
    I manually created the virtual hotspot on my tablet which is connected to Ethernet broadband (in a minesite camp with a lot of users) and on my phone I can see the network name but when trying to connect to it, it says ‘obtaining IP address’ for ages and then sometimes says network has been disconnected as it is too slow…is this just perhaps because there is congestion on the network (lot of users on after work) or is there a way to fix this problem?

    Thanks

    • Srinu Ipathy Jul 16, 2014

      Actually it’s problem with the command prompt method. Use the connectify hotspot method.

      • Katrina Jul 17, 2014

        Since I posted that, I installed my public wifi program and managed to successfully connect my android mobile to the wifi hotspot on my tablet (connected to ethernet internet) but the internet on the mobile didnt seem to be working even though the Wifi was connected as it wouldnt load pages, or Facebook etc. Do you know of any way of fixing this issue?

        Thanks

  • Raj kumawat Jul 15, 2014

    what is administrative mode?????

  • Gouled Jul 12, 2014

    When i go to sharing tab there is no drop down option to select my local network how do i fix this?

  • furais Jul 11, 2014

    hey dude iam not able to connect it says An occured while internet connection was being enabled the service cannot be accept the control message at this time plzz help

  • Tirmizi Jul 10, 2014

    After i follow the step and copy the word it show like this

    “C:\Windows\system32>netsh wlan start hostednetwork
    The hosted network couldn’t be started.
    A device attached to the system is not functioning.”

    anyone? :’(

  • Sandesh Jul 9, 2014

    It is giving me an error 765 at the last stage while sharing the net stating:
    Internet connection sharing cannot be enabled. A LAN connection is already configured with the IP address that is required for automatic IP addressing. Please reply asap. Thanks in advance.

  • vagish Jul 8, 2014

    this method works for me and also i can connect with my mobile but can’t able to browser any data in mobile plz help in this case

  • Neymar Jul 8, 2014

    Not working on windows 8.1
    Test it first before posting please

    • Srinu Ipathy Jul 8, 2014

      I have tested more than 10 times bro. I use this method. If you do it properly it will work.

  • Ian Carlos Jul 6, 2014

    when i try to connect it to my mobile phone. it’s just “obtaining IP address” and nothing happens. i wont work. PLSSSSS HELP

  • mayur Jul 3, 2014

    awesome work….u did really good job

  • Milan Jul 2, 2014

    Thanks for the instructions. Works great when I share my LAN however if I’m abroad and connect to the internet with a ZTE USB modem then I will not get internet over the WiFi Hotspot even though the connection is correctly shared with the USB modem and Internet Access type is shown for the Hotspot Local Area Connection* ##.
    Any ideas on the root cause for this?

  • vyshnav reddy Jul 2, 2014

    i’m getting “the hosted network could not be started ”
    “the group or resource is not in correct stete to perform the operation”
    what should i do?

  • anje Jul 2, 2014

    Hi. :D Thank you so much for this. However, i can’t seem to complete the last step. When i chose the internet connection that i’m currently using and open its properties, in the home networking connection box, i cannot choose the made wifi hotspot (local area connection*13) and automatically get Wi-fi instead. How am i supposed to finish the last step? please help me.

    • Mila Jul 4, 2014

      Anje I get exactly the same problem!

    • Pinuj Jul 4, 2014

      I am having the same problem, somebody please help with this last step thing.

  • saravanan k Jul 1, 2014

    I almost done bro.when i connect wi fi it is asking password.how to set password bro.i dont know any password.please help me..thanks

  • kamal Jul 1, 2014

    Thank you so much sir,
    You helped me a lot.
    Thank you so much
    Regards

  • Anirudh Jun 30, 2014

    a reply ‘a wlan interface is powered down and doesn’t support the requested operation’ is there. And nothing is seen in the ‘Network and Sharing Centre’ appearing as a new wlan after all these operations. Hosted Network can be seen in CMD but nothing as specified above. Please help me as soon as possible.

    • Natalie Jul 8, 2014

      I had this problem and after reading many, many comments and trying everything, with no success at which that point I was nearly crying, I figured out that my WiFi was turned off, (hurr durrr) XD I just turned the WiFi on and re-pasted the [ netsh wlan start hostednetwork ] thing and it worked. No more tears now :D

  • kandarp Jun 30, 2014

    i have tried every method cmd command ,then by installing software but while connecting my phone to wifi its always say “authentication problem”.
    i am first using windows 7 there it work perfectly through mhotspot software ,but after installing windows 8.1 than i can’t connect my phone to my laptop hotstop
    also showing authentication problem i also tried connecting other phones too but same problem

    • Srinu Ipathy Jun 30, 2014

      Have you tried connectify software?

      • kandarp Jun 30, 2014

        i have tried once in window 7 and it work but after uninstalling and installing new version it never worked so i have not tried in window 8.1 should i try it first.

      • kandarp Jun 30, 2014

        i have tried connectify but still same problem what can i do now
        help me

        • Srinu Ipathy Jun 30, 2014

          Update all your drivers once again.

          • kandarp Jun 30, 2014

            still same problem what can i do now ,i have check all network drivers online all r upto date

  • bhaskar Jun 28, 2014

    some how i have disabled my hostednetwork
    now i m not able to use this

    and in cmd on giving start command it ishowing error
    Hosted Network couldn’t be started
    plz help

    • Bhaskar Jul 1, 2014

      type device manager in search. then navigate to network adapters. you should see microsoft hosted network virtual adapter. if its absent then click on view and show hidden networks. it should be visible now. re enable it

      • Srinu Ipathy Jul 1, 2014

        Thanks for your tip. Some times this trick also won’t work

      • uday Jul 5, 2014

        thanks bhaskar …. the re enabling worked for me

  • muas Jun 27, 2014

    I have follow step 1 and 2 but when step 3 it say it can`t be start why ?

  • nikhil Jun 26, 2014

    i have successfully created hotspot in my windows 8 laptop but after some time my connection is automatically shutting down … i cant use my laptop connection over my mobile …i also unchecked options in power management but still problem is exists..
    plz help

  • Gurwinder Jun 25, 2014

    Hi Dear I made my windows 8 laptop hotspot connection established between mobile and laptop but packet sending is very very low. please suggest

  • swapnil Jun 24, 2014

    when i turn off my laptop , i hv to begin from the strtng …plzz help ..

  • Nataraj Jun 21, 2014

    hi, i am nataraj i want to use my nokia c6-01 phone as a wifi device and connect my windows 8.1 PC to it . even after create the hotspot ic pc also i cant able to connect internet from mobile. so please give me any solution.

  • ranjith Jun 21, 2014

    saying after “netsh wlan start hostednetwork” command you must run cmd prompt from a admin previlege.plz can u tell me how to swith into admin mode…

    • Srinu Ipathy Jun 21, 2014

      Read the instructions properly. Go to windows search for command then you will see command prompt right click on it then at bottom of the screen you will see run as administrator option.

  • Robert Jun 20, 2014

    Hi There, thanks for the tip. I’ve gone through the process but am unable to start the hostednetwork. I’m getting “The group or resource is not in the correct state to perform the requested operation”

    What could I be doing wrong?

  • anurag Jun 20, 2014

    my local area network does not show my network relince network i am using relince datacard pleas tell me

  • shushant Jun 19, 2014

    not working !!
    m using datacard with 3G sim
    error-”the hosted network couldn’t be started
    a device attached to the system is not functioning”

  • Thomas Jun 17, 2014

    just try Connectify Pro …

  • Manthan Jois Jun 15, 2014

    i created the wifi hotspot but in adapter settings am not able to find private. There was only ethernet and wi-fi

  • aashita Jun 15, 2014

    when i go on adapter settings n left click on my IDEA connection properties >sharing >home networking connection is fixed to the name Wi fi n i cannot change it
    what do i do?

  • Rohan Jun 14, 2014

    thank you………………………..!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Ravi Jun 14, 2014

    good tutorial. i was able to create a wifi network and connect to my mobile. but im not getting internet access in other devices using created wifi.

    plz help me thnx

  • yashwanth Jun 11, 2014

    Dear sir
    by trying ur method my pc showing some error can u tel how to fix it
    it showing ur wlansvc is not working can i fix it

  • Sagar Jun 10, 2014

    sir,
    After completing the third step it’s showing ” The group or resources are not in the correct state to perform the requested operation.”
    what should i do sir? please help me out.

  • mussab Jun 9, 2014

    hi , i am using evo 3g , so thr is no option of sharing like local area network , can you please help me out.

  • Walter Inca Sanchez May 30, 2014

    TY for your post, I will follow your blog.
    ————————–
    The solution for “my device say CONNECTED but I can’t use the internet” is:
    newIP = ip created by “netsh wlan set hostednetwork mode=allow ssid=newNetwork key=Pass”
    - Add the newIP to your antivirus whitelist OR
    - Add/Allow this newIP to your antivirus zone configuration OR
    - easiest way: disable your antivirus network firewall (maybe also your win8 firewall).

  • Ashish May 29, 2014

    Hello!
    My tab is connected to the wifihotspot. But I can’t use the internet…why???
    I can use internet on my laptop but not on my tab…why???

    • Srinu Ipathy May 29, 2014

      If you still face the same issue. Install team viewer software and contact me on facebook so that i can help you. You must have a broadband connection.

  • Akshay May 25, 2014

    my hotspt not work…..in administrator:cmd it shows the hosted network couldn’t be started.
    the wireless local area network interface is powered down and doesn’t support the requested operation………………..help plz fst

  • jamir May 21, 2014

    hotspot is created but i could connect my mobile to the hotspot. it showing authentication problem while connecting to that hotspot from my mobile.

  • Abdullah Sheikh May 21, 2014

    Hi regards….sir i have followed all the steps that you given but there is one problem when i try to connect it with my other laptop it shows limited connection and when try to connect with my smart phone it says auhentication problem …now what should i do ?? plz help me….. waiting ?

    • Srinu Ipathy May 22, 2014

      Which OS are you using? 8 or 8.1 ? Anyway you delete the hotspot and create it once again then restart your PC if you face this problem again try softwares they will work fine.

  • Par May 18, 2014

    Hi is there a difference if my local Area connection is named 14 and not 13? thanks!

  • R. Bhaskaran May 13, 2014

    I followed the steps & could create the Hotspot. However, Local Area Connection*13 shows ” No internet access” even though the dial up connection has been set up for sharing with Local Area Connection*13.
    I have gone through all the comments & tried deleting the connections & re-establishing them, but the same problem is persisting.
    Kindly give a solution. I amusing HP Pessario AIO desk top with Windows 8 OS.
    Regards

    • R. Bhaskaran May 14, 2014

      Dear Sir,
      After I failed to get hotspot working by my efforts, I uninstalled every thing & down loaded the MyPublicWiFi & installed it. Once again the same problem is persisting. The hot spot is created. But the connection says no internet connectivity.
      I think that if you look at the web shots it may be easier for you to get a solution. Could you kindly let me know as to how can I send you the web shots?
      Regards
      Bhaskaran

      • Srinu Ipathy May 14, 2014

        You just uninstall that software also and your download connectify pro full version and use it. The problem is your hotspot is in pause state that’s why your are not getting the internet.

        • Claire Jun 11, 2014

          how can it be removed from pause state ?

  • Deepesh May 10, 2014

    I followed your steps but I somehow ended up creating a certain Local Area Connection* 3 and not 13! Also, after allowing my internet connected wifi router to share the internet with this connection, this connection continues to show No network Access!! What to do?

  • Tele Apr 30, 2014

    works perfectly, thank you ever so much

  • saurabh Apr 27, 2014

    it shows error while i share my internet connection with the local area connection*13
    it shows error 765.. please help

  • Kevin Apr 23, 2014

    Thanks! This is a big help. I did this all the time in Win 7 without a problem. I don’t know why MS would make something like this that is so helpful in Win 8/8.1 so complicated. They are suppose to be improving this with each new version.

  • amardeep singh Apr 20, 2014

    thanks for explaining the things so nicely but i am facing one problem,i have successfully created a connection but when i try to share the connection with my existing connection, i get a prompt
    a lan connection is already configured with the ip address that is required for automatic ip addressing.

    kindly help me to resolve the issue..

  • sharjeel Apr 20, 2014

    my mobile is connected to laptop internet but i m unable to acess internet from my mobile.

    • Srinu Ipathy Apr 20, 2014

      Create WiFi Hotspot using any software. All softwares are listed in the article.

      • sharjeel Apr 20, 2014

        i tried mypublicwifi software but still unabe to browse with my mobile.

        • Srinu Ipathy Apr 21, 2014

          Make sure you have updated wifi drivers in your windows laptop. Delete existing hotspot.

  • raman Apr 18, 2014

    i have created the hotspot successfully and it is also working good with my phone. But when i shutdown my windows 8 and after turn it on again i see no hotspot and local area connection and i again have to create it again. Is their any solution for it??????????????

    • Srinu Ipathy Apr 19, 2014

      Next time you just type wlan start hosted network. My suggestion is use any software. I have collected some very good softwares checkout that article.

      • kiran Jul 14, 2014

        how can i connect internet in pc from mobile using wifi hotspot. when i did it it shows that it has no internet acess plz help me and get me out from here :((

  • Aji Kumar Apr 17, 2014

    Hi Srinu,

    Thanks for sharing your knowledge. I have configured it to my laptop and is working fine. How to change the password of the same? I am using the default password as “FastTechBuzz” and not able to find any option for changing the password. Please help

    Regards
    Aji Kumar

    • Srinu Ipathy Apr 19, 2014

      When you are typing second command the text you enter after KEY=”” that will be your password. You can change it if you want.

  • gokul Apr 17, 2014

    i tried first it works but after wards it not working.

  • 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.

      • manu Jul 17, 2014

        still not working is there any another way to solve this issue ?????

  • 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

    for those getting the “THE HOSTED NETWORK COULD’NT BE STARTED. THE GROUP OR RESOURCE IS NOT IN THE CORRECT STATE TO PERFORM THE REQUESTED OPERATION” error; try this…
    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.

    • mehedi hasan May 24, 2014

      man, you are just amazing! and many many thanx to Srinu Ipathy for this great article!

    • Eng. Marwan Jun 25, 2014

      Thanks a lot man you’ve done a very big favor <3

  • 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

    “THE HOSTED NETWORK COULD’NT BE STARTED.
    THE GROUP OR RESOURCE IS NOT IN THE CORRECT STATE TO PERFORM THE REQUESTED OPERATION.”
    .
    .
    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
    tion.

    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.

  • TutorialsHunt.com 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…..it 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 again..how 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…

    http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows7/set-up-a-shared-internet-connection-using-ics-internet-connection-sharing

    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
    tion
    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 help..it worked first time nut the second day when i entered these commands it is showing the above . mail me the solution if u can ..vatsalajmera5@gmail.com

    • 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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