Turn Windows 8 Laptop Into WiFi Hotspot

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Turn Windows 8 Laptop Into WiFi Hotspot

You can turn your laptop equipped with Microsoft Windows 8 into a Wi-Fi hotspot.

There are three ways to do this on your laptop. One of them requires that you delve into the command prompt, a task many feel unwilling or unprepared to handle. If you are one of these people, there’s still a way to make your laptop a Wi-Fi hotspot.


Create a hotspot with “Virtual Router Plus”

Here’s what you’ve got to do, based on our trials from sources:

1. Download Virtual Router Plus. This is a free, open-source program that you can download onto your computer

2. There’s an option on the site to download the program. Click to start the download

3. Once the file has downloaded, extract and launch it

4. When installing the software, be careful to only install the additional software if you feel it will be of use; otherwise, click Skip then Cancel for the offers presented:


5. Choose and enter a name for your network

6. Do the same with a password that is at least eight characters long

7. Click Start

To get your other web-enabled devices connected-Article continued here

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  1. i get hotspot software but i can’t share connection to other pc and phone ,why?
    Can i get a help?

  2. Please can u help? Am trying to turn my laptop into wifi hotspot so i can connect smart tv.
    I have managed to add my tv as a device (win 8), & used command prompt as admin to start a hosted network. I am connected to internet via 3g modem. My comp shows the new hosted network next to the wifi box, as a hosted shared network 13, with internet signal (the wifi box shows no connection.) I have tried setting sharing both in the wifi box & the new box, but my tv set sees the wireless connection, but wont connect to it.
    I have used a LAN cable, which the tv also sees, but also wont connect to.
    I tried downloading virtual router, but ended up with a lot of junk being added, & no actual installation.
    Please can you tell me how to get my tv to connect to my laptop? Wifi or lan cable ok.
    Should I be sharing the Broadband connection instead of wifi, as I connect only by 3g modem? any help greatly appreciated, as I have now pulled out my remaining 3 hairs.

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