In this article, we will discuss a rather niche topic with you, but it will still be interesting to some users. So, as we all know, laptop owners can easily distribute a wireless network using the Wi-Fi adapter module, which was built into the device by the manufacturer. Simply put, you can create a mobile Wi-Fi hot spot on a laptop.
So what is niche? Today we will see how to create a mobile hotspot for distributing Wi-Fi at a frequency of 5 GHz in the Windows 10 operating system. This frequency, like the standard 802.11ac wireless LAN, appeared relatively recently, so many Wi-Fi routers and adapters.Fi are not able to work with them.
To create such a mobile hot spot, your laptop or PC must have a Wi-Fi adapter that is capable of operating at a frequency of 5 GHz. Also, you must have Windows 10 installed on your computer. and no other operating system. The thing is that neither Windows 7 nor Windows 8 can work with 802.11ac, since at the time of their release this standard simply did not exist. So, do you have everything you need? Then let’s see what you need to do
How to create a hot spot for distributing Wi-Fi at a frequency of 5 GHz?
So, creating a hot spot is incredibly simple. If you have never done this before and just wanted to try it, then know that you will have to literally select several settings in the Parameters of your system. In general, click on Start and open Settings, and then go to the section called "Network and Internet".
Next, select the Mobile Hot Spot tab. You will see a small menu with the parameters of the hot spot. Select a wireless network from the drop-down menu, and then click on the “Change” button. Another window will appear, a new one, supposedly in blue, in which you need to enter the network name, network password, as well as the network range. select 5 GHz and click the "Save" button.
Next, you will return to the previous window, where you have to activate the mobile hot spot by moving the slider to the “On” position. Once you complete all these steps, your computer or laptop will start distributing wireless Wi-Fi networks for devices that can connect to networks networks in the 5 GHz band.
That is all you have to do. As mentioned earlier, there are just a few options in the System Settings. We remind you that you will not be able to use this feature on other operating systems, as well as on Wi-Fi adapters that are not capable of working with the 802.11ac standard. Among other things, it is worth noting that some users may encounter an error while establishing distribution.
If you encounter an error, we recommend that you try reinstalling the driver for the Wi-Fi adapter using the Device Manager. After reinstalling the driver, go back to the settings for creating a mobile hot spot and try again to distribute Wi-Fi. In most cases, reinstalling the driver helps.