Windows 10: Can't Create A Hotspot That Works

Discus and support Can't Create A Hotspot That Works in Windows 10 Network and Sharing to solve the problem; I have been trying to create a hotspot from my HP laptop, which runs Windows 10, for a while (my laptop is connected to the internet by an ethernet... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Network and Sharing' started by Tompkins, Feb 10, 2016.

  1. Tompkins Win User

    Can't Create A Hotspot That Works

    I have been trying to create a hotspot from my HP laptop, which runs Windows 10, for a while (my laptop is connected to the internet by an ethernet cord). However, I keep running into roadblocks. I followed the instructions found here:
    Turn Your Windows 10 Computer Into a Wi-Fi Hotspot

    I've also followed the instruction on the apps found from the Windows App Store that give you instructions on how to use your laptop to broadcast wifi.

    I have been able to successfully create and "start" a network that could broadcast wifi, but the new network, under the category of "Access Type", always says "No Network Connection". There is no connectivity problem with the ethernet itself. My laptop surfs the web just fine. But for some reason, the new networks that I create in order to broadcast wifi will always display "No Network Connection". I've tried troubleshooting it for a while but to no avail.

    Does anyone know what might be going on? I appreciate any advice.

    Tompkins, Feb 10, 2016

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    We cannot set up mobile hotspot. Now before I was able to do it through console commands but now nothing works. Console commands will create a shared hotspot but no one can connect to it or they get limited connection and can't get on the internet. That
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    SeanTwaits, Feb 10, 2016
  4. Can't Create A Hotspot That Works

    I suggest you don't create an ad-hoc network, try this (copied from my post in another forum, so a bit basic)

    Here is how to share your Wi-Fi signal using a single card, under Windows 7 or 8:

    First of all, learn how to open Command Prompt with Administrator privileges. Go to Start menu, right click on Command Prompt and select ‘Run as administrator’. If you don't have Command Prompt in your Start menu, then type cmd then right click as above.

    In the Command Prompt window, enter the following command:

    netsh wlan show drivers

    If you see line: Hosted network supported : Yes

    it means your Wi-Fi card will work, and you can share your Wi-Fi signal easily, see below...

    Share an Internet connection and turn a Windows 7 or 8 PC in to a Wireless Hotspot (even on a VPN)!
    nigelmercier, Feb 11, 2016
  5. Tompkins Win User
    Thanks for the link. Unfortunately, the Access Network still says "No Network Connection."
    Tompkins, Feb 15, 2016
  6. gand5000 Win User
    I am having the same problem, and instead of starting a new thread to rant about it I thought I would just keep up with this one.

    I have a 4 day old laptop--bought new from the store with Win 10 factory installed. I updated Windows this morning, which was an absolutely arduous affair---ESPECIALLY considering this laptop is BRAND NEW, I should not have needed a 2 hour update. I've verified that all drivers for Network adaptors are up to date. And, I have also tried the command (admin) lines.

    No dice. Still see: Hosted network supported : No

    "The hosted network couldn't be started.The group or resource is not in the correct state to perform the requested operation."

    Frankly, after having grown up with Win 3.11 and used all the Windows systems up to Win 7 (which we also use at my work in research), I am rather P*ssed. This is only really the last bit of icing on the cake but after 4 days, not being able to find anything or do anything and having a patchwork affair that has yet to do anything that I want....I want to go back to OSx.

    If anybody can help, I would really appreciate it. Because as is, I am very probably going to take this thing back and spend an extra 1000$ on a "cheap" mac, which I don't want to do. I'm fed up beyond belief--also I have spent hours cruising the Microsoft Help threads and they are absolutely not helpful. Any advice?
    gand5000, Feb 16, 2016
  7. bro67 Win User
    In order to use a computer to also become a Hot Spot, you have to have two WiFi adapters installed. Or have it connected via Ethernet and use the WiFi bridged to the Ethernet, to allow it to be used as a Hot Spot.
    bro67, Feb 16, 2016
  8. Can't Create A Hotspot That Works

    This is not correct. It's what the "Hosted network supported" check in my post is for; if it is, you can use a single adaptor.
    nigelmercier, Feb 16, 2016
  9. jimbo45 Win User
    Hi there
    I might be stating the obvious here -- but usually the simple stuff gets forgotten.

    I take it the LAPTOP is going to be the Internet access computer - however it will be using Wifi so the second machine can communicate via Wifi.

    Is the Wifi port active as well on the laptop. You need to ensure that that's active as well.

    I have an incredibily fast wifi adapter in the laptop and want to share Wifi with a NAS type server that doesn't have a wifi card. I connected a Crossover Ethernet cable from the NAS box to an Ethernet port on the laptop -- works perfectly.

    (I have actually got an ASUS ac56 usb3 wifi adapter for the NAS box - but currently having a problem getting a driver for it that works in Linux so temporarily using the laptops wifi connection).

    Not sure why your system doesn't work -- I've also shared a wifi connection at times setting up a MOBILE phone as the access point too so the idea does work.

    Check also any firewalls - or AV software to see if they are blocking connections.

    (I know in theory you could only need one adapter on the laptop - but the second machine needs to communicate with something and it's easier to test with BOTH adapters working. - When that's done then try messing around with the Ethernet only stuff).

    Using a crossover cable and wifi makes for easy testing

    To connect two computers with a crossover cable

    1.Plug each end of the crossover cable into a network port on the back of each computer.

    2. On one of the computers do the following:

    Open Network and Sharing Centre by clicking the Start button Picture of the Start button, and then clicking Control Panel. In the search box, type network, and then click Network and Sharing Centre.

    3.In the network map at the top of Network and Sharing Centre, double-click the Unidentified network* icon. (If you have more than one network, this icon will be labelled Multiple networks.)

    --Crossover cable -- only around 5 EUR. Once you've got the idea then I suggest you experiment with ONE adapter --I've found anything with Windows and Networking is usually a horrendous affair (coming from Linux school).

    I theory sharing network should be EASY !!!!!. I suppose another idea would be to use the second computer as a "Proxy Server" or a gateway - but that's another level of complication.

    jimbo45, Feb 16, 2016
  10. bro67 Win User
    The instructions for 7 & 8 are no longer the case with 10. Microsoft has crippled a lot of things that you used to be able to do with 7 & 8. Here soon, they are going to be crippling 10 with the next rollout, with over 1200 changes. Some good, the majority are bad for IT/LAN coordinators, along with Power Users who do stuff with Windows that is not normally done in a real world environment.

    They have to either bridge the WiFi adapter to the Ethernet, by keeping the laptop teathered, or get a second Wifi adapter.

    It will work, it just will not with a single WiFi adapter, which has been the way since XP.
    bro67, Feb 16, 2016
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  13. Kari Win User

    Can't Create A Hotspot That Works

    I am sorry but that is so totally wrong it must be coirrected. You should check your facts before posting a statement like that.

    Here's an example from my laptop I am using at this very moment:

    Only two physical adapters present:

    Can't Create A Hotspot That Works [​IMG]

    A shared WiFi HotSpot named TenForums created and started, HotSpot working and active:

    Can't Create A Hotspot That Works [​IMG]

    Other devices can now see the HotSpot:

    Can't Create A Hotspot That Works [​IMG]
  14. bro67 Win User
    Connectify just released a new update that is supposed to fix this issue that came out from the Jan. update. New Release - Connectify
    bro67, Feb 16, 2016
  15. Kari Win User
    Absolutely totally completely irrelevant!

    For the the first, Hyper-V has none whatsoever issues in creating external virtual switches assigned to a wireless adapter. I am using Hyper-V and wireless virtual switches daily.

    Second, what on earth do you think a Hyper-V virtual switch and a shared wireless connection have in common? Nothing!

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