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How To Create A Wifi Hotspot In Windows 8

Window 8 has many features but they forgot or may be left an important feature in modern pc. Ad-hoc network they didn’t add this feature in window 8. That’s why we can’t create Wi-Fi hotspot directly from network connection. But we can turn on wifi in windows 8 with command port. Window 7 has this feature in network connection and you can share it with your devices.
Virtual Router plus
Instead of using tricky methods in command port. Actually there is a simple way to create Wi-Fi hotspot with window 8 pc. You can download software called Virtual Router Plus. It’s a free open source software for window 8, window 7, windows server 2008, windows server 2012 and Etc. it will do all the hard-work automatically within few seconds.You can broadcast your own home internet network and share it with your mobile, tablet and laptop.

How to Create Wifi Hotspot in Windows 8

  • Download Virtual Router Plus
  • Extract it
  • Run VirtualRouterPlus.exe (you don't need to install it)
  • After program launched 
  • Enter a name for your network
  • Create your WiFi password
  • Select connection you want to share
  • Now click Start Virtual Router Plus
Now you can connect your device with recently created wifi hotspot. Instead of subscribing internet data plans on your device. You can simple create a hotspot zone in your house and connect with your devices it will save your money.

Other Free Softwares To Create Wi-Fi Hotspot

Connectify (Trial/Paid) : Most people say’s it is the best software to create Wi-Fi hotspot. Don’t know how to tell them it cost 25$ per year and 40$ for lifetime usage.  May be they are rich to pay money for the software which has 2 3 alternative software’s without any cost.

WinHotspot (Free) : It’s a free software same like virtual router plus. you can download it and use same like virtual router.

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finally found a way to use my wifi with my android devices. thanks buddy you helped us. keep up the good work.

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You can also use connectify

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your welcome. keep in touch

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yes your right. but connectify cost is too high 54$ and virtual router plus works for free

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nice work men... thank you very much

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after performing above steps I got problem "supported hardware not found"

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Dear Bharat Sharma,

During processing, found below message.

Virtual Router Plus could not started. Supported hardware may not have been found.

pls let me know and send mail to hnphilips@gmail.com.

Appreciate it.

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Hmm may be there is some problem with your LAN driver. May be your using old driver try updating your driver. You can test it with the command line: netsh wlan show drivers if it says Hosted network supported: No that means its unsupported and you should update your driver to latest or change wireless adapter.

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it says yes...but i am still having same message...supported hardware not found.

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That’s strange i suggest you to try alternative software winhotspot it’s also do same work like virtual router plus. If that’s also won’t work please create wifi hotspot in windows 8 manually with command prompt

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hi, thanks for the useful information. But, I am getting following error message "Intel @My Wifi Technology Disabled while interface is in use"
Configuration:
Windows 8 OS, Dell XPS laptop
Reliance NetConnect +
Samsung galaxy S3 mobile

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i am facing same problem kindly help at shivdhwaj@gmail.com

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you should Install latest version of Intel® WiFi driver. some of intel driver are old so windows 8 doesn't recognize them

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thanks man u have really given a very good info here thank s a lot man

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Yes im tryin to get free wifi for my windows 8 don't know much about it but it wont let me plz help me in dummy terms!!!!!!!!

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NEED HELP
this problem is coming with many people almost all my friends :( see..i have created even shared my internet connection manually tried all the method
but the problem is that when i connect to my android even my ipad the connection is made without any internet access
plz is there any solution ...and plz dont write coments like plz be specific ...i am specific ! :( HELP!

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hey can it be run on desktop pc to ?am using windows 8 ? i was setting up manually but it says wlansvc not running ? can u help me ?

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I connected my mobile using this application, wifi is connected but no internet access... can u pls resolve this...?

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I get the same error message with Virtual Router Plus on my Windows 7 computer: "Supported hardware may not be found." I've run the command as suggested and my computer says "Hosted network supported: Yes"

I have never been able to get Connectify to work, either.

- Steve

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yes you have to set the same dns server that your using in your pc in your mobile wifi advanced setting.

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HI Bharat I have mirror the dns server from the pc but didn't work

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fill up ip address too ? and check in your network properties that the created wifi network "allow to share their internet to other devices"

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hey buddy i tried abov mention procedure but still in my mobile i m just able to see d created wifi but cant get the internet access.i tried wid netsh commond as well but same result pls help buddy.mail me at parth314@gmail.com

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Same problem for me. The Wifi is visible and connecton is OK btu no access to internet from Iphone, Android or MAc.
When I do this sharing on the mac, the W8 computer cannot connect either. The wifi is seen but the connection doesn't succeed. Iphone and other android can connect on the mac.

thanks for your help

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Turn off your firewall or change your firewall settings. also use same ip and dns server on your device that your pc using

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where to add ssid nd password

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open command prompt and type netsh wlan set hostednetwork mode=allow ssid=yourname key=yourpassword

after that type netsh wlan start hostednetwork

now go to network and your lan connection properties then sharing tab then check on "allow other computer...." apply ok thats it

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Dude im using Winhotspot version 1.2.42 on win 8 64 bit Desktop.when i try connecting it shows ENABLING WIRELESS ADAPTER PLEASE TRY AFTER SOMETIME.PLZ HELP ME

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you need .net framework 3.5 i think its inbuilt in windows 8 may be its not enabled.

open command prompt and type:
start /w pkgmgr /iu:WCF-HTTP-Activation;WCF-NonHTTP-Activation;

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i have connected on my wifi but no internet connection i followed all step but still no internet.. help pls!

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turn off antivirus and disable firewall or change setting

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During processing, found below message.

Virtual Router Plus could not started. Supported hardware may not have been found.

pls let me know and send mail to sssarwadi@gmail.com.

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Ya, I tried by copying all ip address and dns servers, and allowed sharing....even I have the same problem, wifi connected but no internet access to my samsung galaxy ace mobile.....
I tried Nokia Lumia Windows 8 mobile too...same problem...
Whether data card does not allow sharing even computer allows sharing?

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bro iam using windows8 dextop i install Virtual Router Plus but i cnt install sme error is cmi....plz hlp me

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when i press start virtual router plus it says"virtual router plus could not be started".....what should i do?

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Helllo dudu..will u ask me....that this condition will also apply for window7??

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the wifi s created but its not working
the devices are not connecting to internet

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You Guys can download the Version 2 of Winhotspot from my website.

Thanks
Harsha
Developer http://www.winhotspot.com

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i hv win8 laptop nd idea 3g netsetter..so can u plz tell steps to make wifi hotspot in laptop for my android phone ?

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During processing, found below message.

Virtual Router Plus could not started. Supported hardware may not have been found.

pls let me know and send mail to mayurlimbani@gmail.com

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PROBLE ARISES SAYS-

ErrorInitializeWlan


Error Message

Unable to Initialize Wlan

Details

This error means Wlan component cannot be initialized.

Solution

Make sure your wireless card is working before starting the application.
WHAT SHOULD I DO

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which device you are using ?

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just simply connect the dongle to your laptop and try manually or download one of the software in this post

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Thanks buddy.

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