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Does windows support password less hotspot?

I want to create a hotspot in my windows 10 system but it shouldn't be having any authentication. Currently I would see without password I can't create hotspot.

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Hi Akhil G Nair ,
if you are referring to the Mobile Hotspot feature, it is not possible to set up the hotspot without password.

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Hi ,

Try to use following command:

 netsh wlan set hostednetwork mode=allow ssid=anything key=

Keep the key string empty.

Here are some similar threads discussed before:

Create hotspot without password

WiFi Hotspot without any Password?

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If it doesn't work, then there is no build-in way could create a hotspot without password in windows. You need to use some third-party tool to create the hotspot without passwrod.

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Already tried this option but didn't work.
It gave error when we run the "netsh wlan start hostednetwork"


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What's the exact error message when you run netsh wlan start hostednetwork? Please post it.

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@Akhil G Nair,
Hosted Networks and Ad Hoc Networks are not supported on Windows 10.

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Run NETSH WLAN show drivers. If the generated output shows Hosted network supported: Yes. It means wireless adapter supports Hosted Networks.

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