Possible Errors and Troubleshooting Wireless Access Point on Windows 10

Question 1. After Windows restarts, the Wi-Fi hotspot doesn’t turn on.

Answer 1. To restore the wireless network, run the hosted network with the command:
netsh wlan start hostednetwork
You don’t need to re-enter the network name and password.

Question 2. When trying to run a hosted network, the error “The Wireless AutoConfig Service (wlansvc) is not running. The hosted network couldn’t be started” appears.

Answer 2. Run WLAN AutoConfig service from services.msc console or the command prompt:
net start WlanSvc
and start a virtual access point once again.

Question 3. During the network start, the error “The hosted network couldn’t be started. The group or resource is not in the correct state to perform the request operation” appears.

Answer 3. Make sure that your Wi-Fi adapter is turned on. After that run Device Manager, select Show hidden devices in the View menu. Find Microsoft Hosted Network Virtual Adapter in network adapters section and enable it. If it didn’t help, run these commands one by one:

netsh wlan set hostednetwork mode=disallow
netsh wlan set hostednetwork mode=allow

After that re-create the hotspot:

netsh wlan set hostednetwork mode=allow ssid=Hotspot key=ZiZiPass
netsh wlan start hostednetwork

Question 4. How to check the status and settings of an access point?

Answer 4. netsh wlan show hostednetwork

Question 5. How to temporarily turn off or permanently delete a virtual hotspot?

Answer 5. To stop an access point, run the command:
netsh wlan stop hostednetwork

To delete a hotspot in Windows 10 (SSID and network password are deleted), do the following:
netsh wlan set hostednetwork mode=disallow

Question 6. The device connects to a Wi-Fi hotspot, but there is no Internet access.

Answer 6. Check DNS server settings on your device (try to specify the address of the public Google DNS server ( manually in your client’s settings). Also, try to restart Internet Connection Sharing (ICS) service, or disable and re-enable the adapter through which your Windows 10 computer is connected to the Internet.

Another few typical problems:

  • Some of antivirus software has a built-in firewall that can block the Internet sharing. Try to temporarily disable the firewall and check if the problem occurs when it is disabled;
  • Make sure that you have enabled sharing exactly in the properties of your Internet connection;
  • Verify that the Internet Connection Sharing service is enabled on Windows 10. The easiest way to do this is by opening the services management console – services.msc;
  • Run the Network Adapter Troubleshooter utility (Network Adapter Troubleshooter: Troubleshoot -> Network Adapter -> Run Troubleshooter). This utility will check the current adapter settings and try to fix the problems automatically.Network-Adapter-Troubleshooter

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