When a device has multiple wifi adapters, is it possible to select which one is used for Windows 10's mobile hotspot feature?
I am trying to connect my tablet directly to my laptop for better performance in in-home streaming (Steam Link iOS app). However, when both the laptops's connection to the internet and its hotspot use the builtin Wifi hardware, I am experiencing significant stuttering. In terms of a ping from tablet to laptop I am seeing lost packages and latency spikes.
After connecting a USB Wifi adapter I have noticed, that Windows 10 will still use the builtin wifi hardware for creating the hotspot.
Is it possible to tell Windows 10 to use the builtin Wifi adapter for connecting to the internet, and the USB-adapter for providing the hotspot?
Since posting the question I found, that I can work around the problem by connecting the USB Wifi-Adapter to the home-wifi. Enabling mobile hotspot then (presumably) uses the built-in wifi adapter, allowing the following topolocgy:
+-------------------------+ |Win10 Laptop | | | [ISP-Router] ------ (HomeWifi) --------|-[USB-WifiAdapter] | | | | | | | [iPad] -- (Win10MobileHotspotWifi) ----|-[Built-in Wifi Adapter] | +-------------------------+
It isn't a full solution however, as I can attach a more powerful antenna to the USB-Adapter, but not to the built-in adapter, for streaming across room boundaries. Additionally, when pluggin in the USB adapter this way instead of only enabling the hotspot, more steps are needed:
- Disable the connection of the builtin-adapter to the Home wifi
- Enable connection of the USB Adapter to the Home wifi
- Enable mobile hotspot.