How to setup a WiFi hotspot for faster file transfer between laptop and desktop without any cables?

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asked Dec 2, 2016 in General by Mohd Ashraf Khan  

How can I send large files, like 20GB, from desktop to a laptop at my home without any cable? Actually, I have a WiFi dongle in my desktop and connect both the laptop and desktop to a mutual internet dongle by a mobile service provider. I have enabled file sharing on both PCs and given appropriate security permissions so that the file transfers will be smooth.

Now, I can share files and cope and paste and everything between the laptop and Desktop but the speed is slower than normal network. I think the files is being routed through the third party hotspot provider (in my case, it's the internet dongle). I want to setup a WiFi hotspot on my desktop or laptop so that I can directly transfer the larger files more quickly. Please shed some light and provide me a best solution for this.


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answered Dec 2, 2016 by pythonskynet (2,080 points)  
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I have an easy fix for this. All you have to do is disconnect both of your laptop and desktop from the third party (internet dongle, in your case) wifi hotspot. Now, in either one of your PCs, setup a WiFi hotspot. I assume you are using Windows 10 computers. To create WiFi hotspot for file transfers, follow these steps:

1: Go to Command Prompt in administrator mode (type Start+X) and click on Command Prompt (Admin)

2: Now in the command prompt, type this: netsh wlan set hostednetwork ssid=mynet key=password

3: In the above line of codes, replace mynet with your choice of name for the hotspot name and replace password with your choice of password for that network.

4: Once your hotspot is setup, you have to start that network, by typing the following codes: netsh wlan start hostednetwork

5: Now your WiFi hostpot is ready. Now exit the command prompt. The new WiFi network is now visible on your laptop/desktop (another PC). Connect it with the password and go to "Network" in file explorer and you will find your PC names there.

This answer would solve following common questions:

1: How to wirelessly transfer files between laptop and desktop?
2: How to wirelessly transfer files between laptops through wifi hotspot?
3: How to create WiFi hotspot on Windows 10 laptop?
4: WiFi file transfer between my computers is slow on a hotspot network, how to make it fast?

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