Windows – Configure the private wifi network

  • Verify that your wifi card support the hosted network
netsh wlan show driver

It must show hosted network supported = yes

  • Configure the private wifi network on Windows: in a terminal
netsh wlan set hostednetwork mode=allow ssid="NAME" key="PASSWORD"
  • Start hosting the private wifi network
netsh wlan start hostednetwork
  • Stop hosting the private wifi network
netsh wlan stop hostednetwork
  • Show the number of connected user at the private hosted wifi network. (Tip: you can put this in a .BAT file and add a new line “pause”).
netsh wlan show hostednetwork