Turn your Windows 8 PC or laptop into a WiFi hot spot using either a free program or manually using command prompt to share its internet connection with other WiFi enabled devices.
Here is a guide on how to turn your Windows 8 PC into a WiFi Hotspot. We divided the guide into two parts. The first part is by using a free program. We recommend this to non-techie readers that just want to click buttons and create a WiFi hot spot in an instant. The second part is through manual procedure, typing commands using the cmd. This method is for more advance users, or just those that simply want to know the Windows commands for it.
Final Output: Screenshot of the Wi-Fi network created on a Windows 8 laptop, detected by a Wi-Fi enabled mobile phone (Nexus 4).
How to Create Wifi Hotspot in Windows 8 Using a Free Program
This is the simplest way of creating Wi-Fi hotspot in your Windows 8 PC. Just download the software called Virtual Router Plus. It is a free open source software you can use for Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows Server 2012. What it does, is that it skips the hard work of manual procedure of creating a Wi-Fi hotspot for Windows 8. It broadcast your home Internet connection and shares it to Wi-Fi enabled mobile phone, tablets, laptop, etc.