Configure your windows pc as a Wireless Access Point

I found the interesting post on how to configure your computer to serve as a wireless access point.


1. Open command prompt as administrator
2. netsh wlan show drivers Look for Wifi driver – find ‘Hosted network supported’ – if Yes, then OK
3. netsh wlan set hostednetwork mode=allow ssid=your_chosen_ssidkey=8_or_more_character_key
4. netsh wlan start hostednetwork
5. Go to network and sharing center –> Change adapter settings. Right click your internet connected adapter and go to properties. Click the sharing tab. Check the ‘allow other network users to connect through this computer’s internet connection.

Create a shortcut to the command in step 4 preceeded by ‘cmd.exe /c ‘ and stick on the desktop or wherever to make it easier to start the hotspot after rebooting. Remember to change the shortcut properties (advanced) to run as administrator. To stop the hotspot, replace start in step 4 with stop.

Cannot browse with IE 32 bit but can browse with IE 64 bit

I picked up a strange issue with a Win 7 64bit laptop that could not browse at all. I checked all the network settings and was able to resolve DNS as well as ping websites. What was even stranger was that after installing Firefox I could not browse using that either.

After struggling for more than an hour I tried the 64 bit version of Internet Explorer and browsing was working.

After much research and trying every possible option like browser reset and even uninstalling IE 9. I found the following commands which solved the problem:

ipconfig /flushdns

ipconfig /registerdns

netsh winsock reset catalog

netsh int ip reset reset.log hit

I assume it was a Adobe Reader update that caused it as the client told me Adobe asked him to update and after that he computer just hanged. That is when the problem occurred.