How to Resolving Windows 10 Mobile Hotspot Issues

How to Resolving Windows 10 Mobile Hotspot Issues

The internet is now super important for both work and fun. Some devices can even share their internet with others. Besides your phone, your Windows 10 computer can also share its internet with other computers.

Having trouble with your Windows 10 mobile hotspot? No worries! Sometimes it acts up and stops working, or it might not let other devices connect. Here are some simple fixes you can try out.

Troubleshooting Steps for Windows 10 Mobile Hotspot

1. Create a New Connection

If you’re having trouble with your Wi-Fi hotspot, making a new connection might help fix it. Just delete the current connection on your device and reconnect to the hotspot. This could solve any problems you’re having.

2. Temporarily Disable Firewalls and Antivirus

Sometimes, your firewall or antivirus software might mess with your mobile hotspot. You can try turning them off for a bit to see if they’re causing any connection problems. But remember to turn them back on afterwards to keep your device safe.

3. Disable Bluetooth

Sometimes, using Bluetooth along with your mobile hotspot can cause issues. To make your hotspot work better, you can turn off Bluetooth for a bit. Just go to your Windows Settings, find Bluetooth settings, and switch it off.

4. Check Wi-Fi Adapter Compatibility

Ensuring compatibility of the Wi-Fi adapter is crucial for the proper functioning of the mobile hotspot. Users can use the Command Prompt to check whether their Wi-Fi adapter supports the hosted network feature. If not supported, users may need to update the adapter or consider using an external Wi-Fi adapter that supports hotspot functionality.

5. Update All Essential Drivers

Downloading a free driver updater for Windows will quickly update all the essential drivers on your computer. However, if you don’t want to install third-party software on your computer, you can update them using Windows Update settings. Here’s how:

Open Settings in your Windows 10 computer by pressing the Win + X keys and choosing Settings on the menu.

Next, click Update & Security > Windows Update.

Then, click Check for updates.

Click the View optional updates option if it’s available. Then, click the Driver Updates tab. Next, select the driver you want to update and click Download and Install.

6. Troubleshoot the Network Adapter

Windows 10 has built-in troubleshooting tools that help find and fix issues in your device. You can use this tool to fix any problems your network adapter has. Follow the steps below:

Press Win + S to open Windows Search.

Type Troubleshoot and select Troubleshoot settings from the result.

On the Troubleshoot page, click Additional Troubleshooters.

Under the Find and Fix Other Problems settings, select Network Adapter. Then click Run the troubleshooter. This will start the detection process.
On the dialogue box, you will be asked what network adapter to diagnose. Choose All network adapters and click Next.

Follow the on-screen instructions to fix your computer’s hotspot

7. Link Your Internet With Your Hotspot Adapter

To solve this problem, try connecting your internet to your hotspot adapter. Here’s how:

Open up Windows Settings.

Follow these steps to link your internet to the hotspot adapter.

Make sure that your mobile hotspot is on. Then, click Change adapter options under the Related Settings.

Right-click on the adapter that is connected to the internet. This could be your Wi-Fi or your Local Area Network (LAN). Then, click Properties.

Next, click the Sharing tab. Uncheck the option that says Allow other network users to connect through this computer’s internet connection, and click OK. (Skip this step if it is already unchecked.)

Then, right-click on your mobile hotspot’s adapter. Click Properties.

Under the Sharing tab, check the option that says Allow other network users to connect through this computer’s Internet connection.

A popup box will appear. Click OK.

Under the Home networking connection, select your mobile hotspot adapter.

Lastly, click OK.

8. Perform a Clean Boot

Software conflicts may arise from startup programs and services, affecting mobile hotspot functionality. Performing a clean boot disables unnecessary programs and services, eliminating potential conflicts. Users can use the System Configuration tool to disable startup programs and services, reboot the computer, and test hotspot functionality.

9. Reset Network Settings

Resetting network settings can resolve configuration-related issues caused by recent updates or software installations. Users can reset network settings using Command Prompt commands to revert changes and restore connectivity. This process reverts network settings to their default state, potentially resolving hotspot issues.


The Windows 10 mobile hotspot feature lets you easily share the internet, but sometimes it doesn’t work right. This guide helps you fix common problems. Whether it’s compatibility, software, or setup issues, these solutions help you get back online and make the most of your hotspot.


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