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How to make a Windows 10 computer a Wifi repeater

27 mayo, 2021

Do you have a Windows 10 computer? Are you connected to the Internet via an Ethernet cable and do you also have a wireless card? Then you can use it as a repeater of your WiFi network, so that other devices can connect to the Internet as well.

This could already be done by tweaking some of the system settings in previous versions of Microsoft’s operating system. The advantage is that with Windows 10 it is much easier, so if you want turn your device into a WiFi repeater keep reading because this interests you.


How to turn your Windows 10 computer into a WiFi repeater

First open command prompt. Open the start menu and type cmd, then right-click on “Command Prompt” and choose the “Run as administrator” option. You can also right-click on the Start Menu and select the option Command Prompt (Administrator).

Now enter the command netsh wlan set hostednetwork mode=allow ssid=AdHoc key=password and change “AdHoc” to a custom name. Now change “password” to enter the password that you think is more convenient. Then run the command netsh wlan start hostednetwork.


The next thing is to go to “Network Connections” section, within the route Control Panel> Network and Internet. For our specially created WiFi to work it is necessary to share an existing connection. If you select the network you just created and specify it, you will be able to do so.


To do this, click on the wireless connection that will appear below your Ethernet network and select “Properties”. In the “Sharing” tab, check the box “Allow other users of this network to connect through the internet connection of this computer”. In the drop-down menu below select your current network and click “OK”.


Whenever you want stop using the repeater, in a terminal run the command netsh wlan stop hostednetwork. And that’s it, with these simple tricks you can get your computer with a wired connection to function as a repeater for your WiFi network.

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