Normally, we tend to connect our laptop with a Mobile hotspot. However, we can do vice versa as well. We are talking about how to get a hotspot from laptop to mobile.
Users who have Windows 10 & on their laptops get this feature in-built. However, users with lesser versions of windows don’t get this feature. They have to use some other methods to get hotspots from their laptop to mobile.
We will see all the methods in detail for every type of user.
Step by step process to connect Hotspot From Laptop to Mobile
Get Laptop Hotspot in Windows 10 (Use your PC as a mobile hotspot)
In the Anniversary Update and later versions of Windows 10, you have access to this feature. With Wi-Fi, you can stream the internet to multiple devices without having to use an Ethernet cable.
To find Mobile Hotspot, go to the Network & Internet option in the settings of Windows 10. When you click the “Share my Internet connection from” box, it should pre-select the network adapter you are using to access the internet.
Even if a Wi-Fi connection and Ethernet connection are both available, you can choose which one to share.
Whether you want to share via Bluetooth or Wi-Fi is up to you. It is likely that you will want to share over Wi-Fi, so click on “Edit” to create a network name and password.
Flip the switch for Mobile Hotspot at the top of the settings to the on position when you’re ready. Then you can log in from your phone or other device using your new credentials.
The inefficient implementation of Wi-Fi sharing may cause slower internet speeds while you do this. Although it’s not ideal, it’s still better than nothing.
Get Laptop Hotspot in Windows 8 (Wired)
It is not possible to set up an ad-hoc network in Windows 8 because the graphical interface was removed. As a result, it is not as simple as it is in Windows 7 or 10. Despite this, the feature remains. All you need to do is resort to some command line tricks.
To begin, make sure other network users can access your wireless network. Enter “ncpa.cpl” into the Run dialog box after pressing Windows+R on your keyboard.
Select the “Properties” option from the context menu when right-clicking the wireless network in the network connections window.
Activate the Network checkbox in the “Sharing” tab of the Control Panel.
While you’re at it, please uncheck the box that says “Let other network users control or disable the shared Internet connection” and click “OK.”.
Afterward, you’ll need to launch the Command Prompt while logged in as an administrator. Choose “Command Prompt (Admin)” from the Power Users menu that appears when you right-click in the bottom left corner of your screen.
It is the Creators Update for Windows 10 that changed the Power Users menu to display PowerShell instead of Command Prompt.
You can also choose to return to the Command Prompt if you prefer that, or you could use PowerShell.
PowerShell makes it easier than ever to automate pretty much everything that can be done in the Command Prompt.
To set up the wireless network, open the command prompt and use netsh like this:
netsh wlan set hostednetwork mode=allow ssid=”<SSID>” key=”<PASSWORD>”
The name of your network is *SSID>, and the password for users is *PASSWORD>. WPA2-PSK (AES) encryption has been used to create the access point.
Using the following command, you can start broadcasting.
netsh wlan start hostednetwork
Using this last command, you can see details about the connection at any time. You will find there information such as the channel you use, the SID name, Authentication type, and Radio type.
netsh wlan show hostednetwork
Once you’ve completed this, your new Wi-Fi ad-hoc network will work with any Wi-Fi connected device
Use Laptop Internet in Windows 7 (Wired)
Windows 7’s networking interface integrates an ad-hoc network feature that lets you share your wired Internet connection with wireless devices.
Ad-hoc networks consist of simple, direct connections between devices. If you connect wireless devices to your PC through its wired connection, an ad-hoc network will be created.
Ensure that you have a wired connection set up on your PC and that Wi-Fi is enabled.
Ad-hoc networks created with your PC’s Wi-Fi will disable any existing connections that use that adapter, so be aware of that before setting up an ad-hoc network. As a result, this method can only be implemented if your internet source is Ethernet.
Open the window for Manage Wireless Networks. Click “Create an ad hoc network” after clicking “Add”.
You will see this network in the list of wireless networks after entering its name and password.
When you select it, your laptop will create the local ad-hoc network, disabling your current Wi-Fi network.
Please ensure that “Allow other network users to connect to this computer via the Internet connection” is enabled.
How to use Laptop Hotspot on MAC
It has been easy to use Apple’s Internet sharing feature since macOS was developed.
You can access the Internet Sharing feature by going to System Preferences > Sharing.
Any of those protocols can be used to share a connection with computers. All of the protocols support Ethernet, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Thunderbolt, and FireWire.
The protocol from which you receive internet cannot be shared.
If you want the name and password of your resulting network, select the desired options and click the Wi-Fi Options button.
To create your hotspot, check the Internet Sharing box in the sidebar. All your other devices should be able to connect to the internet and you should be able to browse the web normally.
How to get Hotspot from Laptop using Connectify
Microsoft Windows XP and XP pro both provide internet sharing built-in, but the methods can be incredibly confusing.
However, Windows 7/8/10 are compatible with third-party programs such as Connectify.
The Ethernet and Wi-Fi connections can both be shared over Wi-Fi, as well as an Ethernet connection over Wi-Fi.
Depending on the type of paid version you purchase, it may be possible to tailor different aspects of the connection in order to meet your specific needs.
You can also use the free version as it has more than enough features.
Start Connectify. Choose Wi-Fi Hotspot from the menu. Click the Start Hotspot button after selecting your Ethernet or WiFi connection.
The network name and password will be generated by Connectify. If you want to connect, you need to enter those credentials on your phone.
Hotspots may take a few minutes to start, but they are still preferred over ad-hoc networks. Upgrade to Windows 10 if you plan to use this feature a lot.
This was all about how to get a hotspot from laptop to mobile. This article will help so many people who want to create a hotspot network from their laptops. People with Ethernet connections can take full advantage of it.