Turn Your Windows 7 PC Into a Wireless Hotspot for Free

There are some free and paid softwares with wich you can turn your windows 7 pc into a wirelss hotspot, but are not so good or they didn’t satisfied my needs.

With 2 lines of code you can make from your windows 7 pc a wi-fi hotspot for free. This is usefull if you have tablets or phones and you want to share the internet connection at home or at the office and you don’t have a wireless router.

Run cmd  and type 2 commands

netsh wlan set hostednetwork mode=allow ssid=MyFreeWirelessHotspot key=mypassword
netsh wlan start hostednetwork



Only the first time you have to share your internet LAN connection to your new wireless connection as picture below



and that’s it! Your free windows 7 wi-fi hotspot. No software required.






P.S.: You can start your wireless free hotspot on windows 7 with just one line of code

netsh wlan start hostednetwork mode=allow ssid=MyFreeWirelessHotspot key=mypassword


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  • Kldsjfj

    this is awesome, we have super crappy wifi in our dorms and placing a laptop by the door gave us a really strong connection throughout our room. any idea how to do this for a phone?

  • Joel Charley

    tried this and when i tried to start it, it came up with the following error “The group or resource is not in the correct state to perform the requested operation”. Any ideas as to how to fix this?

    • Anonymous

      You could try to run cmd as Administrator

      • Osamaabedin

        i tried didnt work

  • Drory

    Like Joel, when I ran the 2nd cmd line I got the same error message “The group or resource is not in the correct state to perform the requested operation”

    I hope the 1st line didn’t screw anything up!

  • Pritamgogoi93

    stupid and worthless

  • Harry

    Works a treat. Not sure why Microsoft only provide ‘Adhoc’ creation from the GUI 

    Many thanks

  • Vivegan Chetty

     awesome……works perfectly

  • Agrdotcom

    Thanks for this wonderful 2 line hotspot, However, I am unable to connect from any of my devices. My ipad & mobile both connect to the laptop, but no internet activity is seen.a. I am trying to share the 3G connection from the USB dongle.b. My wifi adaptor is on and connected to the net but the hotspot status continues to show “No Internet Access”Is there something else I need to do ?

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      Make sure you shared your internet LAN connection to your new wireless connection

      • Heather

        How do you do that ?

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  • panda

    My device asks for a password to the hotspot, what do I write?

  • panda

    my device asks for the password to use the hotspot, what do i type?

    • Dskna

      you’re such a fail. what did you entered as key? mypassword mayb?

  • panda

    ok nevermind

  • Viv

    I have done this but my Android phone does not detect the network

  • Banana

    no desktop pc? fuck you! >:@ 

  • shilpa

    wireless autoconfig service (wlansvc) is not running…. y am gettin dis output??

  • mümin Bademci

    Thank you so much :)

    • Carribeanbrandon

      how did you get it to work,      please help me

  • mümin Bademci

    netsh wlan start hostednetwork mode=allow ssid=yourhotspotnamekey=mypassword

    you should go manage wireless network . after you should crate there yourhotspot name and pass

  • Cris_arman

    when i try to start hosted network i get this error ( the group or resource is not in the correct state to perform the requested operation ) help please

  • http://www.facebook.com/gavin.silva.7 Gavin Silva

    I’m confused were to go in part two show me how to get there

  • http://www.facebook.com/bharetradj.mahangoe Bharetradj Mahangoe

    thankss mannn works the bestttt…all the othes apps on the internet are…worthless …..thiss option works perfectly…i salute u mannnnnn….i’ve been looking for almost a week for the perfect software and app….and in the end you make it so simple .. it doesn’t even require software installation….your the best

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  • Abdul

    Really really really awesome…Thanks so much

  • Sam