Have you connected your Windows 10 PC to the internet with an Ethernet connection and now want to share the Ethernet connection over Wi-Fi with your other devices? In this guide, we will see how to share your Ethernet connection over Wi-Fi in Windows 10.
Using a wireless router is perhaps the best way out there to share your Ethernet connection with other devices. However, if you don’t want to invest in a wireless router or don’t need to share your Ethernet connection very often, you can use the built-in mobile hotspot feature in Windows 10 to share your Ethernet connection over Wi-Fi with other devices.
Windows 10 allows you connect up to 8 devices to the mobile hotspot. The best thing is that you can set a password for the mobile hotspot as well.
Share your Ethernet connection over Wi-Fi on Windows 10 PC
Your Ethernet connection can be shared by following given below directions.
IMPORTANT: To share your Ethernet connection over Wi-Fi, you need to make sure that your Windows 10 PC is connected to the internet with an Ethernet cable.
Step 1: First of all, Open the Settings app. Navigate to Network & Internet > Mobile Hotspot.
Step 2: Under Mobile Hotspot, turn on the Share with Internet connection with other devices option.
Step 3: In Share my Internet connection from drop-down box, make sure that the Ethernet connection is selected. If Wi-Fi is selected, please connect your PC to the Ethernet connection.
As soon as you connect a working Ethernet connection to PC, Windows 10 will automatically select it. In case it doesn’t, choose Ethernet connection.
Step 4: By default, Windows 10 assigns a name and password for the mobile hotspot network or shared connection. The page also displays the number of devices connected to the shared network. Windows 10 currently allows you connect up to a maximum of 8 devices to the shared network.
To change mobile hotspot network name or password or both, click the Edit button and set a new name or password, or both.
NOTE: We recommend you turn off Allow another device to turn on mobile hotspot option to avoid someone turning on the mobile hotspot feature and use your PC’s internet connection (although it requires a paired Bluetooth phone/device). The option appears only when the mobile hotspot is turned off. So, turn this option off before turning on mobile hotspot.
Hope this helps!