I've set up a wifi hotspot on my computer using netsh commands.

I would like to know if it is possible to change the max number of clients ("netsh wlan show hostednetwork" shows maxclients=100).

I suppose it is using the command "netsh wlan set profileparameter" but I do not manage to use it.

Thank you for your help.

  • May be here have a look at this stackoverflow.com/questions/23168152/… whether this get you with some idea. – vembutech Apr 23 '15 at 15:28
  • Thanks for your link but I do not see where it tells about my problem. Actualy, my hostednetwork works perfectly. It is just that it seems to be opened to 100 clients. Of course I've set up a strong password but for security reasons I would like to reduce the number of simultaneous clients connected. How could I do this using netsh? – Val Apr 23 '15 at 19:04

I had the same problem. I wanted to limit the count of users to 1 (my mobile device only). I found the solution myself:

  1. Open Registry Editor (regedit.exe) and navigate to:
  2. Open HostedNetworkSettings (REG_BINARY)
  3. Edit offset 64, (value 64 hex = 100 decimal) to any other value like 01 for one user only (or FF for 255 count of users)
  4. Restart services: dot3svc, WlanSvc
  5. Start hostednetwork again

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