How to view or change a Hosted Network settings in Windows 10

Windows 10 Guide

Windows 10 has a feature called Hosted Network. This feature allows us to turn the PC into a wireless hotspot. Hosted Network is is included with the Netsh (Network Shell) command-line utility. It helps to create a virtual wireless adapter or “Virtual Wi-Fi”.

How to view or change a Hosted Network settings in Windows 10.

For changing the SSID, type the following command in command prompt

  • NETSH WLAN set hostednetwork ssid=Your_New_SSID

For changing the Passphrase, type the following command in command prompt

  • NETSH WLAN set hostednetwork key=Your_New_Passphrase

How to view the current Hosted Network settings

  • There are two commands to view the Hosted Network settings on your computer:
    1. The following command shows the mode and SSID name in use, max number of clients that can connect, type of authentication, and cipher:
      • NETSH WLAN show hostednetwork
    2. And the following command will also reveal the current network security key among other settings, similar to the previous command:
      • NETSH WLAN show hostednetwork setting=security

Check out more on Hosted Network on Windows 10:

How to turn your Windows 10 PC into a wireless hotspot

How to enable or disable a wireless Hosted Network in Windows 10