If you are using Win7 or better, you do not need additional software:
Create a file WLAN.bat for instance on your desktop. Add the following lines and save it.
netsh wlan set hostednetwork mode=allow ssid=MyNetworkName key=myPassw0rd
netsh wlan start hostednetwork
Right click this file and choose "Run as administrator". Now you have a new wireless network adapter, that you can connect to from android with
myPassw0rd as your password.
Finally enable Internet Connection Sharing on your PC's internet connection. (In Network and Sharing Center, click your internet connection, go to properties and got to the Sharing tab and allow to share the connection.)
Tested to work
- under Win7 / Android (Samsung Galaxy Tab).
- under Win10 / Android
This feature requires that a Hosted Network capable wireless adapter is installed in the local computer. The driver for the wireless adapter must implement the wireless LAN device driver model defined by Microsoft for use on Windows 7.
You can check this by
netsh wlan show driver. Look for
Hosted network supported.
If this is not supported, try updating your drivers:
- select your wireless network adapter in Windows Device Manager
Properties / Drivers / Update Driver
Weird: I had to switch to an older driver version for my Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 7265 to have this feature supported!
If you get the error message
The hosted network couldn’t be started. The group or resource is not in the correct state to perform the requested operation
check the requirements above and have a look at this question.