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”
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.