Wireless card doesn’t support Wi-Fi hotspot creation on Windows 10 [FIX]

Milan Stanojevic
by Milan Stanojevic
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Users have reported having issues when trying to create a Wi-fi hotspot from their Windows 10 operating systems. They get a message saying Wireless card doesn’t support Wi-Fi hotspot creation Windows 10. One user shared his concerns.

When i try to activate the Wi-Fi router it shows an error “Failed to start your wifi hotspot 1002. Your computer’s wireless card does not support wifi hotspot creation” . Please help.

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This issue can be extremely annoying and can stop you from using your internet connection the way you want to. The frustration of users increased considerably as they used Windows 7 before and have not encountered any similar issues.

Read on to find out how to do it.

Why does hotspot won’t work on my wireless card?

1. Change adapter settings

  1. Press Win + X keys on your keyboard and select ‘Settings’. Wireless card doesn't support wifi hotspot creation Windows 10 Win X Settings
  2. Inside the Settings window, choose ‘Network and Internet’ -> Mobile Hotspot.
  3. Toggle Mobile hotspot -> On.
  4. From the section ‘Share my Internet connection from’ select the source of the internet (In my case it’s Wi-Fi).
  5. Select how you want to share your Internet connection (Wi-Fi or Bluetooth).
  6. Activate the option ‘ Turn on remotely’.
  7. Click on ‘Change adapter options’.Mobile hotspot settings windows 10 - Wireless card doesn't support Wifi hostpot creation windows 10
  8. Right-click on the connection that has access to the Internet -> select Properties.Wifi properties - Wireless card doesn't support wifi hostpot creation win 10
  9. Inside the Properties window, choose the Sharing tab -> tick the box next to ‘Allow other network users to connect through this computer’s Internet connection’ -> Click ‘Ok’.Wifi properties allow other network users to connect - Wireless card doesn't support wifi hotspot creation win 10
  10. Check to see if the issue with Wireless card doesn’t support Wi-Fi hotspot creation on Windows 10 still exists.

2. Uninstall your virtual adapters

  1. Press ‘Win + X’ keys on your keyboard -> Device Manager.
  2. Expand the Network adapters section.
  3. Right-click and select ‘Uninstall’ for all virtual adapters.Unisntall network adapters - Wireless card doesn't support wifi hotspot creation win 10
  4. Click on Cortana search bar -> type ‘Regedit’ (without quotes) -> Right-click -> Select ‘Run as administrator’.run as admin regedit - wireless card doesn't support wifi hotspot creation win 10
  5. Navigate to this registry: Computer\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM.
  6. Then to CurrentControlSet\Services\WlanSvc\Parameters\HostedNetworkSettings.
  7. Delete the key called ‘HostedNetworkSettings’ by right-clicking on it.registry editor deleting value - Wireless card doesn't support Wi-Fi hotspot creation Windows 10
  8. Restart your PC and check to see if the issue persists.

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3. Run the Network adapter troubleshooter

  1. Press ‘Win + X’ keys on your keyboard -> select Settings -> Update and security -> Troubleshoot.
  2. Scroll down and select ‘Network adapters’. Wireless card doesn't support wifi hotspot creation Windows 10
  3. Click on ‘Run the troubleshooter’.
  4. After the process is completed, restart your PC and check to see if the problem with Wireless card doesn’t support Wi-Fi hotspot creation Windows 10 solved.

4. Update both your Network adapter drivers

  1. Press Win + X keys on your keyboard -> Device Manager.
  2. Expand the ‘Network adapters’ section.
  3. Right-click on your adapter -> Update driver.update driver for network adapters - Wireless card doesn't support Wi-Fi hotspot creation Windows 10
  4. Close Device Manager and restart your PC.

Hopefully, you won’t have issues with Wireless card doesn’t support Wi-Fi hotspot creation on Windows 10 anymore.

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