Create a hotspot on your Windows 11 device and share your incoming connection over Wi-Fi or Bluetooth with other devices.
Windows 11 allows you to share your incoming data connection with nearby devices over Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and Ethernet. Now, there are several use cases where you would need to share the data from your computer to your other mobile devices. Fortunately, toggling the hotspot on your Windows 11 device is a straightforward process and you can easily get the hang of it.
Moreover, Windows also allows the incoming and outgoing connection to be on the same medium (i.e., you can access the Internet on your Windows device using a Wi-Fi connection and also create a hotspot that shares data over Wi-Fi at the same time). It makes the feature even more convenient.
Create and Configure the Wi-Fi Hotspot from the Settings
Getting started with the Wi-Fi hotspot is simple and easy. Moreover, even if you consider yourself a total noob when it comes to technology.
First, head to the Start Menu and click on the ‘Settings’ tile to proceed. Alternatively, type Settings in the menu to perform a search for it.
Next, click on the ‘Network & internet’ tab from the left sidebar.
Then, click on the ‘Mobile hotspot’ tile to expand the options and configure them before turning it on.
Now, click on the drop-down menu on the ‘Share my internet connection from’ tile and select the source of the incoming connection that you wish to share.
After that, click on the drop-down menu on the ‘Share over’ tile and select the medium over which you want to share the hotspot. You can choose one of the options – Wi-Fi or Bluetooth. The option for Ethernet will also appear, if connected.
Next, click on the ‘Edit’ button to change the hotspot properties.
Enter a preferred name for the hotspot along with a password to protect it. Then, you can select a network band using the drop-down menu. Do note that the available options may vary depending on the network card installed on your device. Once done, click on the ‘Save’ button to confirm and close the window.
Tip: Use 2.4Ghz frequency if you wish to have a longer range.
Finally, click on the toggle switch present at the top of the page to turn on the hotspot.
Once turned on, you can also view the details of the connected device(s) on the same page. You can connect a maximum of 8 devices.
To automatically turn off the hotspot when no devices are connected, click on the toggle switch present on the ‘Power saving’ tile.
There you go, people. Using the above-mentioned method, you can easily configure and create a hotspot on your Windows 11 device.