Turn your PC into a Wi-Fi hotspot – we show you how

“Share the wired or wire­less in­ter­net con­nec­tion of your Win­dows 10 PC with other users and de­vices with one of these two meth­ods”

Windows 7 Help & Advice - - CONTENTS - Your guide Tim Hard­wick says…

Have you ever found your­self away from home with ac­cess to only a sin­gle wired in­ter­net con­nec­tion, but with var­i­ous wire­less de­vices that you and your fam­ily want to con­nect up? Per­haps you’ve stayed in a ho­tel room where Wi-Fi ac­cess is charged based on the num­ber of users that log on. Or maybe you just want to tem­po­rar­ily ex­tend your home net­work’s wire­less range to the gar­den or another part of the house us­ing your lap­top.

Win­dows 10’s fa­cil­ity to turn your PC into a wire­less hotspot can be the per­fect so­lu­tion in all of these sit­u­a­tions, and here we’ll show you two ways you can do it. The first and eas­i­est method in­volves down­load­ing and in­stalling a third-party app that largely au­to­mates the process. But if you’re con­fi­dent enough to ad­just a few Win­dows set­tings, give the sec­ond method a go in­stead.

Tim’s best tip For a se­cure Wi-Fi hotspot, use a com­bi­na­tion of num­bers and low­er­case/ up­per­case let­ters in your net­work pass­word.

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