Is There a Way to Turn My Laptop/Phone into WiFi Hotspot?
Most smartphones and laptops can be turned into a WiFi hotspot without any third-party application. The instructions how to do so vary from device to device, but the entire process typically involves only a couple of clicks.
Android: To turn your Android phone into a WiFi hotspot, go to Settings and tap the “Wireless & networks” option. There, look for an option called “Portable Wi-Fi hotspot,” and click on it to turn your device into a WiFi hotspot.
iOS: To turn your iPhone into a WiFi hotspot, go to Settingsand then Cellular. Tap on the “Personal Hotspot” option to turn your iPhone into a WiFi hotspot.
Windows: To turn your Windows laptop into a WiFi hotspot, use the Windows key + X keyboard shortcut, and select Command Prompt (Admin). In Command Prompt (Admin) enter: “NETSH WLAN set hostednetwork mode=allow ssid=Your_SSID key=Your_Passphrase” (leave out the quotation marks). Then enter the following command to activate it: “NETSH WLAN start hostednetwork” (again, make sure to leave out the quotation marks).
macOS: To turn your Mac into a WiFi hotspot, go to System Preferences and click the Sharing icon. Select the “Internet Sharing” option and choose the Internet connection you want to share with the devices.
As you can see, it’s relatively straightforward to create WiFi hotspot on Mac/Windows as well as on mobile devices running Android and iOS. Just make sure to always secure your hotspot with strong encryption otherwise you might become a target of malicious hackers.