How to turn your Windows 10 PC into a Wi-Fi hotspot

How to turn your Windows 10 PC into a Wi-Fi hotspot

To have a wireless connection to your device is a sigh of relief. This way you can roam with your laptop anywhere in the office or at your home and work comfortably.  A wireless connection provides seamless connectivity with no hassle of wired involved in the communication. The WiFi is an abbreviation of a wireless network running on wireless signals.

Now a days with the arrival of new Microsoft Operating Systems and gadgets, the WiFi feature is included free. You can share your internet connection with your other devices too. This can be made possible by using a nice source called the Virtual Router.

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A great feature of the latest Windows 10 operating system is to share its internet connection with others. The location of your computer or laptop does not matter. Windows 10 can accomplish this by using a series of simple commands, which may be a difficult job for an ordinary user who has never used the command prompt. But the Virtual Router free app has made it possible for everyone to accomplish this easily.


Virtual Router Wifi in WIndows 10

The app is wonderful in its function. Windows 10 is not the only operating system which can use this app. The previous versions of Windows like Windows 8, Windows 7 and the Windows Server 2012 can also use this app efficiently.

Now let us look at the steps involved to download , install, configure and run the Virtual Router app.


How to turn your Windows 10 PC into a Wi-Fi hotspot

The virtual router is not a physical hardware routing device like a Cisco or Linksys Router. It is a virtual software which provides the functionality of router very efficiently. It shares your internet connection on wired and wireless networks.

You can download this app free from the official website of Virtual Router. The app is totally virus or adware free.


Once the Virtual Router is downloaded in a few seconds. The next step is to run the setup and install the device. Now  configuration of the network starts. The dialog box will appear which will ask you the network name and the password of the network you want to use. The password should not be less than 8 characters to ensure the standards of WPA2 security.


How to turn your Windows 10 PC into a Wi-Fi hotspot

Now next thing; you are asked to select the connection you want to share. There are both options present, Ethernet for the wired connections and WiFi for the wireless connections. Choose your desired option.

That just about completes your Virtual Router configuration and you should be able to use this app now. But, if still some problem occurs, then it is a good idea to take a look into your sharing preferences.

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To do that search Network Connections in your Start Menu of the Windows 10, then right click on the connection you want to share and go into its properties. There you will see a sharing tab. In the sharing tab simply check the box saying “Allow other network users to connect through this internet connection”.

And this is all folks ! You are ready to use Windows 10 as a WiFi hot spot. is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Read about our Affiliates Disclosure Policy here. Amazon and the Amazon logo are trademarks of, Inc. or its affiliates.