How to Turn Your Windows PC Into a Mobile Hotspot

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If you have just one Ethernet cable and no access to other Wi-Fi, using your PC as a hotspot could be a lifesaver. With it, you can add phones, other laptops or anything else that needs Wi-Fi. It's really simple to do in Windows 10. Here's how:

1. Go to Settings > Network and Internet.

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2. Choose "Mobile Hotspot" on the right rail.

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3. Move the top switch to "on."

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4. Click the Edit button to change the network name and password. You can also choose between the 2.4-GHz and 5-GHz wireless bands.

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  • Taylor Says:

    So i was looking this up so that i could connect an older device that only has 2.4g, but i go into the Name/Password but there is no line to change the Band. just the connection name, and password.

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