The first is that the computer has an Internet connection. And the second is that, to give up this connection, we have a WiFi network card. It does not matter if we connect to the Internet by cable –which would also benefit at the connection speed, but it is essential to have a Wi-Fi card to send signals to other devices using the functions of & # 39; Share WiFi & # 39; on computers with the Windows 10 operating system.
How to create and configure the ad-hoc access point in Windows 8 and Windows 10
In both Windows 8 and in Windows 10, the way to convert the computer to WiFi access point is the same. We will have to perform the procedure of System symbol, the system control console. In the Start menu, we can search & # 39; System symbol & # 39;and we will have to do right click for & # 39; Run as administrator & # 39;. Once opened, we will be able to enter the first order:
This will display all the available WiFi network cards in the list. The key point of this step is that our network card is indicated with the value "yes" for the entry "Authorized Hosted Network", which tells us that we can share WiFi via our computer. If this value is positive, then we can continue with the following command, which will be:
- netsh wlan sets the hosted network mode = allows ssid = key (network name) = (password)
In the "Network Name" space, we can determine any name –the SSID for the point of access that we create; and as it is obvious, in the field "Password", we will define the key which will have to be introduced later to be able to access this WiFi network created as access point from the router and our computer. These two values should be memorized, although the SSID will appear when we are looking for WiFi access points from another device when connecting. The next step is as simple as activating the newly created access point:
- netsh wlan start hosted network
At any time, we can make the new Wi-Fi network stop working by entering the previous command, but replacing "start" with "stop" in the Windows 10 command console. However, we must keep in the spirit that the computer will need to have an internet connection for the connection to work and, obviously, it will have to be turned on so that this access point does not stop working normally.
How to establish a bridge connection between the network card and the Wi-Fi card
If we have the computer connected by ethernet, but we will share WiFi from the computer, the configuration is somewhat different. The above will serve us, independently and in isolation, if we want to connect via WiFi and "share" also via WiFi. But if we connect via Ethernet and share via WiFi, we will have to create a & # 39; Bridge & # 39; between the network card and the wireless card, and we can continue the process described above. For that, the first thing to do is to have access to Network and Shared Resource Center from our computer.
In the main screen of network connections, in the right area, we will select & # 39; Change the settings of the adapter & # 39;, we are going to watch Ethernet and the wireless card and you have to select both right click and choose the option Bridge connections. The configuration may take a few seconds, but will be done automatically and, as we mentioned, we can execute the process from the previous point so that the wireless card creates an additional access point to share the connection with others devices such as smartphones. , tablets and others.