How to share PC’s internet connection on mobile phone [reverse wifi tethering]

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Ever needed the internet connection you have on laptop/PC on your mobile phone. You can have that with a single click if your phone has wifi capabilities.

NOTE: You only need to setup the hotspot once.


  1. Download an application named “mhotspot.exe“. Double click the mhotspot.exe file. Click on SETUP HOTSPOT.
  2. Setup the hotspot name and password for the wifi access.
  3. Now, go to network connections and select the internet connection you want to share and right click the connection and choose properties.ICS SHARING
  4. Now,check the available connections and select the internet connection that you want to share.
  5. In properties, under sharing tab tick the “Allow other users to connect through this computer’s internet connection” and select the created wireless network.
    share internet connection over wifi
  6. Now click START to enable sharing your internet through wifi.

Click STOP to disable sharing.
As easy as that.

[via mhotspot]

21 thoughts on “How to share PC’s internet connection on mobile phone [reverse wifi tethering]

  1. every time i am trying to start the hotspot, it gives an error “driver problem fixed. start the hotspot again.”
    plz help!

  2. Hey, I was able to download mhotspot.exe app, but when I double clicked that and it showed a dialog box saying -“The application failed to initilize properly(0xc0000135). Click to terminate the application.” What should I do now? Pls reply. . . . . . .

  3. no need of this tool. U can do following config in command prompt (admin mode):
    netsh wlan>set hostednetwork mode=allow ssid=any_ap_name key=1234567890 keyUsage
    netsh wlan> start hostednetwork

    Thats it!

      • If you have Vista/7 follow this: on Start search, type cmd, right-click Command Prompt and click Run as Administrator.
        If you have 8/10 follow this: Win+X (or right-click the start icon) and select Command Prompt (Admin) or PowerShell (Admin).
        On any other Windows, just make sure that you are logged in as a admin on your PC. Check from Control Panel that your account is an Administrator one.

  4. MAN>>>>YOU ARE AWESOME….In Fact….You are the king of AWESOMENESS!!!
    It really worked!!…You Saved me Man!…
    Very Big THANX

    • Be sure to be logged in as an administrator, and run this on cmd:
      netsh wlan set hostednetwork mode=allow ssid=@N key=@P && netsh wlan start hostednetwork
      Then go on Network Connections (from Control Panel maybe), right-click the connection you want to share and a dialog like the one in the main toturial should appear, do what it sais there.

      • P.S. Eventually, copy and paste this on Run box:
        netsh wlan set hostednetwork mode=allow ssid=WIFI_NAME key=WIFI_PASSWORD && netsh wlan start hostednetwork
        As long as you don’t want a hotspot named WIFI_NAME with the WIFI_PASSWORD pass, replace them.
        Then do the control panel thing.

  5. There is no need of using any software. You can do it without any application. This can be done only with the help of microsoft inbuild commands from command prompt. If you are using windows 7, then follow the steps described in this link.
    Hope this would help.

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