In the past we have talked about a range of third party tools that can be used to create an adhoc WiFi network commonly known as WiFi hotspot, adhoc access point (AP) or the mobile hotspot. Through this adhoc WiFi network you can share your computer’s internet connection with other devices that can connect to a WiFi network. But in the newer builds of Windows 10, you do not have to depend on any third party tool to create such WiFi hotspots. You can quickly create a mobile hotspot using in-built features of Windows 10.
Here is how you can proceed when you want to create a temporary WiFi hotspot:
- Press the Windows logo key on your keyboard and when the Start menu shows up, click on the cogwheel icon to open the settings.
- In the settings window, select Network & Internet category and then select Mobile Hotspot from the left side list.
- You can choose the source of internet connection that you want to share (e.g. Ethernet or 4G). You can edit the WiFi hotspot name (SSID) and password if you wish. And then click on the small flip button to switch ON the mobile hotspot.
- Now you should be able to see this new WiFi network in other devices like your smartphones or tablets.
If you are not able to use the internet through this WiFi network, then you will have to enable connection sharing for the internet connection that you are trying to share with others. But usually this is not needed to be done manually and Windows handles everything automatically.