How to Create Wi-Fi Hotspot on Your Laptop?
- Complete Guide
- Download and Install Hotfix
- Download and Install Virtual WiFi Driver
- Solve Crashing Problem
- Being Firewalled
- No Internet Access
- Error Occured while Internet Sharing
Here we provide some troubleshooting steps in case you have problems using the hotspot. It is suggested that you follow all steps in the "Complete Guide" section to rule out some basic problems but if your problems continue after that, you should proceed with other solutions one by one until they are fixed.
1. Open Windows menu and go to Control Panel - Network & Internet - Network
2. See if there is a connection named "Microsoft Virtual WiFi Miniport Adapter" (for Windows 7)/"Microsoft Hosted Network Virtual Adapter" (for Windows 8):
A: If there is a connection mentioned above which is disabled (in grey color), right-click on it and choose "Enable".
B: If you see no Microsoft Virtual WiFi adapter, right click on your laptop's WiFi Adapter to choose "Disable" and wait for 15-20 secs. Then, right click on it again to choose "Enable". Right click anywhere on white space and choose "Refresh" (or press F5) and you should see the Microsoft Virtual WiFi adapter. Now restart Free Virtual Hotspot.
3. If you can't find the Microsoft Virtual WiFi adapter, go to your laptop manufacturer's website and download and reinstall the newest WiFi driver and reboot your laptop. Now your laptop should be able to create WiFi hotspot.
For Windows 7, download Hotfix provided by Microsoft according to your
operating system and reboot your laptop.
For 32-bit, download from
For 64-bit, download from
For Windows 8, 10 and newer version of Windows, download & install the
virtual WiFi driver and reboot your laptop.
Download from http://ftp.research.microsoft.com/downloads/994abd5f-53d1-4dba-a9d8-8ba1dcccead7/MSRMesh-VirtualWIFI.MSI
If you are facing crashing problem, uninstall Free Virtual Hotspot and
reinstall it in another directory. If it doesn't work, try the steps below.
A: If Windows Firewall is disabled, press "Windows + R" on your keyboard, input "Services.msc" and press enter.
In the pop-up Window, find "Windows Firewall" service and right-click on it to choose "Start". Launch Free Virtual Hotspot and it should work fine.
B: If you still have the crash problem, the .NET 4.0 framework may be disabled. Open Windows menu and go to Control Panel - Programs - Turn Windows feature on or off, check all boxes under "Microsoft .Net Framework 4.0" and click "OK".
Add Free Virtual Hotspot to your Firewall or Antivirus exception list.
Open Windows menu and go to Control Panel - Network & Sharing Center,
click on the blue label of your active internet connection (e.g. Local area
connection, PPOE connection, 3G-USB Connection, etc.).
Click "Properties" in the pop-up status window.
Go to "Sharing" tab to check the box "Allow other users to connect through this computer's internet connection" and select the wireless network connection 2.
Press "Windows + R" on your keyboard, input "Services.msc" and press
enter. In the pop-up Window, find the services below, double-click on each
entry of them in the right Pane window and select "Automatic" for their
Application Layer Gateway Service
Network Location Awareness (NLA)
Plug And Play
Remote Access Auto Connection Manager
Remote Access Connection Manager
Remote Procedure Call (RPC)
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