How to tell if your PC supports Hotspot 2.0
Hotspot 2.0 is relatively new, and it’s available on Windows 10 devices with compatible hardware.
You can quickly check to see if your device supports Hotspot 2.0, using the following steps:
- Open Start.
- Search for Command Prompt and click the result.
- Type the following command and press Enter:
netsh wlan show wirelesscapabilities
If the command output shows that your PC supports ANQP Service Information Discovery, you can connect to Hotspot 2.0 networks.
Set Up Wi-Fi Hotspot Using the Command Prompt at Windows 10
This method does not require you to download any third-party application. You can easily set up a Wi-Fi hostspot using the built-in tools in Windows OS.
Step 1 – You need to open the command prompt with administrator privileges.
Step 2 – Now we will create the hotspot. Simply enter the following command and press the Enter key:
Now we will create the hotspot. Simply enter the following command and press the Enter key:
netsh wlan set hostednetwork mode=allow ssid=YourHotspotName key=YourPassword
The SSID is the name of the Wifi connection and can be changed to anything you want. The KEY is the password and can be changed, also but bear in mind that it has to be at least eight characters.
Step 3 – You need to start the following command to start the WiFi hotspot:
netsh wlan start hostednetwork
Your WiFi hotspot should be activated and usable. You can check its status in the network and sharing center of your control panel.
You can now connect your devices to the hotspot and use the same WiFi connection without using third-party tools.
You can turn off the hotspot when not in use with the following command:
netsh wlan stop hostednetwork