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13 Fixes For Mobile Hotspot Not Working Issue on Windows 10

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As the world is growing more and more on the digital scale, the demand for fast internet is more than ever. This demand is mostly is fulfilled by the Wifi that’s installed in almost all the houses.

But there are instances when your wifi stops working, even though, it is irritating but still, you can rely on the fast 4-G and 5-G internet of your Mobile Hotspot. But what if you are not able to connect to your Mobile’s Hotspot.

It might seem like the world is going to end for you but don’t worry I am about to solve your problem in this article with 13 methods with the help of which you can easily fix Mobile Hotspot not working error on Windows 10.

What is Wifi Hotspot?

Wifi Hotspot broadcasts your internet and allows the other users to connect to the broadcaster and therefore, use that internet. 

They come really handy when you are traveling to a place with no wifi. Their speed depends on the speed of mobile data and therefore are usually slower than the original Wifi.

Take note of these things prior to establishing a Wifi Network

As the Irish Novelist one said “better safe than sorry”, therefore, we being obedient to him are going to see few things before establishing a Wifi Network. So, you don’t run into a problem.

  • Stable Internet Connection: First and foremost, one should check whether both the devices(laptop and mobile) have a stable internet connection.
  • Turn the right network device: This is one of the most obvious things to do but still, some users get this wrong. The device which is broadcasting will have its hotspot open and the device which is receiving will have its wifi open.
  • Use updated drivers: This is the step that most of us don’t give enough attention to. An outdated driver will cause problems when you are connecting the device. Therefore, make sure that you have drivers updated.

How to turn on Hotspot in android

Turning on the Hotspot is very easy in android devices. Most of the time the hotspot switch is there in the quick settings. So, you can just pull it down and click on the icon and you are good to go.

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Otherwise, you need to follow the prescribed steps:-

Step 1: Launch the Settings and press “Portable Hotspot“.

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Step 2: Now in the portable hotspot panel, you need to use the Hotspot toggle to switch it on and off.

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You can even change your hotspot’s settings from there by selecting “Set-up portable Hotspot”

Fixes of Mobile Hotspot Not Working issue

As mentioned earlier Hotspot not working can be frustrating. But the thing you need to know is that this is a very common issue and one can easily resolve it with few setting twitches. In this section, we are going to present to you the plethora of techniques with the help of which you can easily resolve this issue.

Here are the 15 fixes of mobile Hotspot not working.

1. Make a new Hotspot Connection

If you find that your Hotspot is not working or is not connecting the best thing that you can do is to form a new Hotspot Connection. 

To make a new Hotspot Connection in Windows 10 one need to follow these steps:-

Step 1: Launch the setting application by either clicking on its icon placed at the bottom left side of the start menu or by the simple keyboard shortcut that is “Win + I”.

Step 2: From the appeared screen click the “Network & Internet” option.

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Step 3: Now you need to click on the “Mobile Hotspot” from the list placed on the left side of your screen. Then click on the Edit button from the appeared screen. As shown in the image below.

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Step 4: Then click will redirect you to the “Network Edit Option” there you need to enter the credentials and then click the Save button.

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Now you have established a new Wifi Hotspot and it is the time to enjoy high-speed internet.

2. Disable Firewalls

One of the most common and shadiest reasons for Hotspot not working is the fact that your firewall thinks that it is suspicious. The Firewall is designed on Windows 10 to ensure that the security of your system but sometimes it can be a little shady by blocking some unwanted files without it being a virus or malware. 

Blocking access to Mobile data by the anti-viruses or anti-malware is a very common issue and can be solved easily by just disabling the firewall.

To disable the Microsoft Defender firewall in Windows 10 you just need to obedient to the following steps:-

Step 1:  Launch the setting application by either clicking on its icon placed at the bottom left side of the start menu or by the simple keyboard shortcut that is “Win + I”.

Step 2: From the appeared screen click the “Update & Security” option.

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Step 3: Then click Windows Security>Firewall & Network to enter the Windows Security.

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Step 4: There you need to click on “Domain Network” and there use the switch key to enable or disable the firewall.

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This will allow you to connect to the hotspot if the problem is due to the firewall.

3. Update your Network Drivers

This is a universal step and applies to all the network-related problems. An outdated driver can cause your hotspot to not work. Therefore always keep your driver updated. 

One thing you should keep in mind, you can not target a specific driver and update it. Therefore, to update the network driver you need to check your system’s update. To do that, you just need to be obedient to the following steps:-

Step 1:  Launch the setting application by either clicking on its icon placed at the bottom left side of the start menu or by the simple keyboard shortcut that is “Win + I”.

Step 2: From the appeared screen click the “Update & Security” option.

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Step 3: Now click on “Check for updates” under the Windows update section.

Now, your computer will check for any update, will download it automatically, and finally will ask the updates on your system. If you are not able to download the updates you should check this article.

4. Update your Network Adapter

This is another universal step and applies to all the network-related problems. In this case, updating the whole computer is not going to help as sometimes drivers are bound to work with the older versions and therefore are incompatible and require an update.

To do that, you just need to follow the prescribed steps:-

Step 1: Launch the device manager by searching it out from the start menu.

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Step 2: From the appeared device manager window you need to go the “Network Adapter” option and under it then right-click on any driver and then select the “Update driver” option.

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Step 3: A window will appear with two update options, automatic and manual, if you don’t know the location of driver software go for the former otherwise go for later.

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After the completion of the update, you need to restart your computer to get the updates working.

5. Downgrade your Network Adapter

Even though, it may sound absurd or preposterous and contradictory of what was said earlier in this article.

But you need to understand this, the main of updating the software or a driver is to make it more compatible with the users and if you are losing compatibility with the up-gradation then you need to switch to the former version.

To downgrade your driver you need to do the following steps:-

Step 1: Launch the device manager by searching it out from the start menu.

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Step 2: From the appeared device manager window you need to go the “Network Adapter” option and under it then right-click on any driver and then select the “properties” option.

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Step 3: From the Properties window, you need to click on the “Roll Back Driver” option under the Driver tab to downgrade your Network Adapter.

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You need to restart your PC to complete the process and you are good to go.

6. Troubleshoot the Network Adapter

If after trying the above steps you are still facing the problem then you know that compatibility is not the issue here. Therefore you should try to troubleshoot the network adapter to know and heal the problem.

To troubleshoot the Network Adapter you need to follow the prescribed steps:-

Step 1: Launch the Control Panel either by searching it out from the start menu or by the RUN box(Win + R), type “Control”, and then hit enter.

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Step 2: Now click on the “Troubleshoot” option from the screen.

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Step 3: Now click on “View all” from the left side of the screen to let the computer find and display all the troubleshooting options.

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Step 4: From the appeared window you need to double-click on the “Network Adapter” option from the window.

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Step 5: The click will redirect you to the Network Adapter Troubleshooting Window there you need to click on the Next button and let your system do the work for you.

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The troubleshooter will find and eradicate the issue and your Wifi Hotspot will start working again. The only exception to this would be any hardware issue that you may have, even though the troubleshooter will find the hardware issue but can’t fix it.

7. Turn the Bluetooth off

Connected Bluetooth is one of the reasons why your Wifi Hotspot is not connecting. 

If you have your laptop and the mobile’s BlueTooth paired then this could possibly be a barrier in the hotspot connection. Therefore, one needs to disable the BlueTooth on both the devices(PC and mobile). 

To turn BlueTooth off in Windows 10, one needs to follow the prescribed steps:-

Step 1:  Launch the setting application by either clicking on its icon placed at the bottom left side of the start menu or by the simple keyboard shortcut that is “Win + I”.

Step 2: From the appeared screen click the “Devices” option.

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Step 3: Now you just need to use the toggle to switch the BlueTooth on and off.

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This will turn the BlueTooth off and hopefully will solve your problem.

8. Troubleshoot the Internet Connection

Sometimes, the connection is all right but the user isn’t getting proper internet speed. If that’s your case, then you need to know that the problem isn’t the connection between the devices rather it is the internet connection problem we are dealing with.

Therefore, to fix the problem we are going to run the Internet Connection Troubleshoot.

To troubleshoot the Internet Connection in Windows 10 you need to follow the prescribed steps:-

Step 1: Launch the Control Panel either by searching it out from the start menu or by the RUN box(Win + R), type “Control”, and then hit enter.

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Step 2: Now click on the “Troubleshoot” option from the screen.

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Step 3: Now click on “View all” from the left side of the screen to let the computer find and display all the troubleshooting options.

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Step 4: From the appeared window you need to double-click on the “Internet Connection” option.

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Step 5: A window will appear where you need to click on “Next” to proceed with the troubleshooting process.

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Hopefully, now your hotspot will work.

9. Check the Wifi Adapter

Wifi Adapter is one of the most crucial components in the whole wifi setup, therefore, if you are dealing with the “Hotspot not working” issue then it is better to check it.

We are going to use the Command Prompt for this fix. Command Prompt is a command-line interpreter and has served Windows customers for ages and will continue to do that for ages.

To check the Wifi Adapter in Windows 10 you need to follow the following steps:-

Step 1: Launch the Command Prompt as an administrator by either searching it out from the start menu or the RUN box(Win + R), type “cmd” and then hit “Ctrl + Shift + Enter”.

Step 2: Now type the “NETSH WLAN show drivers” and hit enter.

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Now observe the output, if the “Hosted Network Support” is “yes” then this means that your computer is compatible otherwise it is incompatible.

10. Launch Safe Mode

In this method, we are going to check, does the safe mode has the same problem or not. To do that we first have to launch our PC in safe mode.

To launch windows 10 in safe mode you need to be obedient to the following steps:-

Step 1:  Launch the setting application by either clicking on its icon placed at the bottom left side of the start menu or by the simple keyboard shortcut that is “Win + I”.

Step 2: From the appeared screen click the “Update & Security” option.

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Step 3: Now click on Recovery from the list placed on the left side of the screen. The finally click “Restart Now” under the Advanced startup.

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Step 4: Wait for your PC to restart and then click on Troubleshoot> Advanced Option> Startup Settings> Restart.

Step 5: Now your PC will restart again this time you need to click F4 to enter the safe mode or F5 to enter the Safe Mode + Network. Since we are going to use the network, therefore, the later is the one to choose from.

If you don’t encounter the same issue there then you know that it is a hardware problem we are dealing with.

11. Fix from the registry

One of the reasons why your mobile hotspot is not working is the wrong full setting twitches is the registry. Therefore we are going to fix and eventually it will fix your “Mobile Hotspot not working” problem.

To do that you need to be obedient to the following steps:-

Step 1: Launch Registry Editor as an administrator by either searching it out from the start menu or the run box(Win + R), type “regedit” and hit enter.

Step 2: Now you need to just type “Computer\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\WlanSvc\Parameters\HostedNetworkSettings” which will redirect you to a location.

Step 3: From the appeared window right-click on “HostedNetworkSettings” and then delete it.

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You can now try to connect to the mobile hotspot hopefully it will work.

12. Execute a clean boot

The moment you boot your computer, it starts multiple applications in the background. These applications because of the permission they have can cause your Hotspot to not work.

Therefore, if after doing the above methods you still aren’t able to connect to the Mobile Hotspot, then you should try to perform the clean boot. 

Follow these steps to perform a clean boot:-

Step 1: Launch the System Configuration window either by RUN(Win + R), type “MSConfig”, and hit enter.

Step 2: Now, you need to tick the “Hide all Microsoft services” option under the Services tab, and then click on Disable all and then Ok.

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This will kill all the background applications and hopefully will solve your problem.

13. Restart the Network Adapter

Even though this is the most obvious thought that might have throttled your mind but still there were instances where the user has not used this step and moved on different and more advanced steps.

To do that you need to follow the prescribed steps:-

Step 1: Launch the setting application by either clicking on its icon placed at the bottom left side of the start menu or by the simple keyboard shortcut that is “Win + I”.

Step 2: From the appeared screen click the “Network & Internet” option.

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Step 3: Click on “Mobile Hotspot” from the list placed on the left side of the screen. And then click on the “Change adapter settings” option under the section titled Related Settings.

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Step 4: Now, right-click on the “Wi-Fi” option and then click on disable.

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Now wait for a few minutes and then again right-click on the same icon and enable

Conclusion:-

Even after years and years of advancement we still run into the most absurd and bizarre problem and lack of internet is one of them.  

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