How to Turn You Windows 10 PC into Wi-Fi Extender
We all have experienced a time when we are really busy in surfing and doing various activities on internet and suddenly it stops working, i.e. we enter Wi-Fi dead zone. This thing really hurts, especially when we are doing something extremely important. Every other place in your house got signals except the place you’re at, this happens because the WiFi router fails to cover every place in your house/work area.
At this juncture, WiFi Extender comes in play. WiFi extender is the best way to boost your WiFi network and expand the coverage.
Although the best practice is to invest in a good WiFi extender or a Repeater but in case you can’t afford a Wifi Extender due to some reason then, here is the cheapest and quickest solution. You can use your Windows 10 as a WiFi extender. In this article, we will show you how to use your Windows 10 PC as a Wi-Fi extender. So keep reading further.
What is WiFi Extender and How it Works?
So, basically a WiFi Extender or WiFi Booster is a device that extends the coverage of your router by repeating the WiFi signals and hence, boosts your WiFi coverage. It is generally required in the large areas or buildings where a single router is unable to cover the whole area.
Now, let’s talk about using your Windows 10 PC as a dedicated WiFi extender. Before jumping on to the process, first know that it will not be a specialized WiFi extender or a WiFi booster, instead a hotspot network will be created different from the one created by your WiFi router. This hotspot network will be private and secured and will have its own name and password.
Steps to use your Windows 10 as a Wi-Fi Extender.
- Go to Windows Settings and select Network &Internet.
- Select Mobile Hotspot from the left pane in next window.
- Now, Turn on ‘Share my Internet connection with other devices’ option.
- Click on Edit and set a name and a password for your network.
- Save Changes.
That’s it. You’ve successfully created your own hotspot network which will work as a dedicated WiFi extender.
Although it is the quickest and the easiest method to boost your WiFi range but as we know, the quick and easy fixes are not the very best. Therefore, if you can afford, then invest in WiFi repeater which will cost around $50 and you can also go for wireless repeater software which will also start from $50. One such wireless repeater software is Connectify. It is one of the best repeater software that is available and is absolutely worth the amount you pay for it.
So, this was all about using your Windows 10 PC as a dedicated WiFi extender. We hope this help you and tell us in comments if this trick worked for you.