It normally shows up in the “Network Connections Folder” with a Device Name of ‘Microsoft Virtual WiFi Miniport adapter’. It uses WPA2 Encryption to ensure the best security.
Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 with Hosted Network capable wireless adapter. (Almost all PCs came after 2009 has new capable wireless adapters, and enable Microsoft Virtual WiFi Miniport adapter; you must install latest device drivers from vendor’s website).
- Run Command Prompt as Administrator and execute the following commands to configure network interface and turn on Wi-Fi respectively.
- To share this connection, go to Network and Sharing Center. Choose desired network adapter (like Ethernet or Wi-Fi), on Sharing tab, enable connection sharing and then select the appropriate Virtual Wi-Fi interface.
netsh wlan set hostednetwork mode=allow ssid=NetworkName key=Password
netsh wlan start hostednetwork