People are relying a lot on the Internet now. It helps to stay in touch with family and friends alike. It’s become a necessity like food and water. Internet is something we need everywhere we go. If you step out of a Wi-Fi-enabled zone, you must look for a reliable area that has Wi-Fi or use your network provider data.

Sometimes, we love to share our internet with other devices that aren’t privileged to have active internet. This is where the popular Hotspot features come in place. With the hotspot connection, you can allow sharing the internet connection from one device to another.

Similar to smartphones, Windows 10 has the ability to borrow the internet connection from an internet-enabled device. There are reports pouring in that the mobile hotspot is not working in Windows 10. If you are facing hotspot issues on your Windows 10 computer, here are some suggested methods that can help you resolve the issue in no time.

Fix 1: Disable Network Sharing in Windows 10


A possible reason to the issue could be because the network sharing is disabled on your Windows 10 computer. Here are the simple steps to enable network sharing.

  • Open the Run Command (Windows + R).
  • Type ncpa.cpl and press the Enter button.
  • Locate and perform a right-click on the Hotspot network adapter.
  • Click Properties.
  • Click the Sharing tab.
  • Under the Internet Connection Sharing section, uncheck the checkbox for the Allow other network users to connect through this computer’s Internet connection option.
  • Click OK.

Try to use the mobile hotspot for your Windows 10 computer.

Fix 2: Configure using Registry Editor

  • Open the Run command.
  • Type regedit and press the Enter button.
  • The Registry Editor window will open.
  • Browse through the file location from the following directory HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\WlanSvc\Parameters\HostedNetworkSettings\, press the Enter button.
  • Select the HostedNetworkSettings folder located on the left side.
  • Delete the file that goes by the name HostedNetworkSettings (right-click and select Delete).

You can use your mobile hotspot for your Windows 10 computer.

Fix 3: Reset Windows Firewall

  • Open Windows Security on your Windows 10 computer.
  • On the left pane, select the Firewall & Network protection tab.
  • Look down the window and select the last option, i.e., Restore firewalls to default.
  • Confirm the selection in the next window, click the Restore defaults button.

Restart your Windows 10 computer and the mobile hotspot will work seamlessly.

Fix 4: Disable Windows Defender/ 3rd party antivirus

The presence of an active antivirus can definitely rupture the performance of the mobile hotspot on your Windows 10 computer. To ensure that the mobile hotspot works fine, follow the steps.

Turn off real-time protection:

  • Click the Windows (Start) option.
  • Click the Settings icon on the left.
  • The Settings window will now open.
  • Click the Update & Security option.
  • Select the Windows Security option.
  • Click the Virus & threat protection option.
  • You can click either Manage Settings or Virus & Threat protection settings.
  • Make sure to turn the option for Real-time protection to OFF.

Uninstall 3rd party antivirus:

  • Click the search bar on the desktop screen.
  • Type Settings and click the Settings search result.
  • The Settings window will open.
  • Under Apps, click the Uninstall a Program button.
  • Select the antivirus program you want to uninstall.
  • Do a right-click on the program and click the Uninstall button.

Follow one or more methods to ensure that mobile hotspot works well in your Windows 10 computer. For more methods to troubleshoot the issue, click CALL. Our team of technical experts will resolve the issue in no time.