Unable to turn on Windows 10 Mobile Hotspot, showing greyed out.

Old title: Windows 10 Mobile Hotspots Problem

Sir, from 1 week whenever i am turning On the Windows 10 Mobile Hotspot its telling this Please Help.....


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Last updated February 26, 2020 Views 16,928 Applies to:

Hello Debroop,

Thank you for contacting Microsoft Community.

We understand the inconvenience you have experienced.

I guess you're trying to do with the Wi-Fi connecting. If your PC has a mobile data connection, then you can turn it into a mobile hotspot to share your connection with other devices. This uses data from your data plan.

  1. Select the Start button, then select Settings > Network & Internet > Mobile hotspot.
  2. Select Edit, enter a new network name and password, then select Save.
  3. Turn on the control under Mobile hotspot to share your mobile data connection.
  4. To connect on the other device, go to the Wi-Fi settings on that device, find your network name, select it, enter the password, and then connect.

In case you want to turn a Wi-Fi connected windows computer as hotspot, then you need to follow a different approach. Follow below steps to get it done.

* Press the “Windows logo key + X” and select “Command Prompt (Admin)” from the context menu.

* Now we need to create the hotspot by executing the below commands. Enter the following commands into the command prompt and hit Enter key. This will create the hotspot.

netsh wlan set hostednetwork mode=allow ssid=network1 key=password

Note: The SSID is the name of the Wi-Fi connection you want to create and can be changed to anything you want. KEY is the password and can be changed, also it should be at least eight characters.

* Execute the below command to start the Wi-Fi hotspot. After executing the below command you should receive The hosted network started.

netsh wlan start hostednetwork

Once done, go to system tray, right-click on the Network Icon and select Open Network and Sharing center. Click change adapter settings. There you can see the created hotspot. You can now connect the device to that network and you can turn it off whenever you want.

Let us know how it went.

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