Monday, 4 July 2016

HOW TO CREATE Wi-Fi Hotspot in windows 10 using command prompt

Step 1: Create Wi-Fi Hotspot

To create a Wi-Fi hotspot, you should have a wireless card installed on your laptop. Begin with turning on Wi-Fi on your PC or Laptop. You can find a dedicated Wi-Fi button in your laptop or click on Notification Center in Windows 10 and turn on Wi-Fi.

Create Wi-Fi Hotspot in Windows 10 using Command Prompt

Step 1: Create Wi-Fi Hotspot

To create a Wi-Fi hotspot, you should have a wireless card installed on your laptop. Begin with turning on Wi-Fi on your PC or Laptop. You can find a dedicated Wi-Fi button in your laptop or click on Notification Center in Windows 10 and turn on Wi-Fi.
Open Command prompt from Start – Right click on Start button and select Command Prompt (Admin). This should open the command prompt in administrative mode. Or press Windows key + X and select Command Prompt (Admin).
In the command prompt Window, type the following command:
netsh wlan set hostednetwork mode=allow ssid=MyWi-Fi key=yourpassword
In the above command “MyWi-Fi” is your Wi-Fi hotspot name and “yourpassword” will be your password. Change it according to your need.
Press enter to create the hosted network. If the hosted network is created successfully, you should see a success message.

Step 2: Start the Wi-Fi Hotspot

Now you need to start the hosted network, to do this type the following command:
netsh wlan start hostednetwork
Create Wi-Fi Hotspot in Windows 10 using command prompt
This will start the hosted network in your PC and a connection named as MyWi-Fi (or whatever you named it) will appear in Network Connection list.
Next step is to share the existing internet connection with newly created Wi-Fi hotspot.
Go to Control Panel, Network and Internet and open Network Connection. Or copy and paste this “Control Panel\Network and Internet\Network Connections” in Windows Explorer.
Right-click on your existing internet connection and select Properties. In my case, it was Mobile Broadband Connection 3.

From the properties window, click on Sharing tab.
Now check “Allows other network users to connect through this computer’s Internet connection.”
Click on “Select a Private Network” and select the newly created Wi-Fi connection from the drop down list.
Allow other network users to connect through this computer
Click on the OK button to save the settings and close the properties window.
Now if you go to Network and Sharing Center in Control Panel, you will see your newly created Wi-Fi connection listed in active networks section.
Wifi Hotspot created
That’s it! Take out your phone, tablet and laptop and start using the Wi-Fi. You can stop Wi-Fi connection either by disabling Wi-Fi (Turning OFF Wi-Fi) or by typing “netsh wlan stop wlan stop hostednetwork” command in command prompt.
Whenever you want to start the Wi-Fi network, open the command prompt as Administrator and type in “netsh wlan start hostednetwork” command.

Wi-Fi Hotspot Troubleshooting tips:

Wi-Fi hotspot is showing connecting, but don’t connect – This happens when you haven’t shared your existing internet connection with the WiFi hotspot. Go to Control Panel, and navigate Control Panel\Network and Internet\Network Connections.
Right-click on existing internet connection, select Properties, go to Sharing tab, select your Wi-Fi hotspot from the drop-down list and click on OK to save the settings.
Open the command prompt and start the Wi-Fi hotspot with “netsh wlan start hostednetwork” command.
Note: You can always create a new Wi-Fi hotspot using the same command. Every new Wi-Fi connection will overwrite the previous one.

How To Find lost android phones.

To be able to use Android Device Manager locate feature, you should first enable Android Device Manager feature on your mobile phone. Let’s see how to do it.
Android Device Manager is an inbuilt phone locating feature that comes pre-installed with almost all the modern Android smartphones.
To enable Android Device Manager, do the following:
Old Devices: Go to Settings >> Security >> Android Device Manager.
New Devices: Go to Settings >> Google >> Android Device Manager.
Under Android Device Manager section, toggle the On/Off button for the following:
  • Remotely locate the device: Show location of the device on Android Device Manager.
  • Allow Remote Lock and Erase: If you lose your device you can remotely lock, or factory reset data with Android Device Manager.
Once you have successfully enabled Android Device Manager tool, you can locate the device using the Google Android Device Manager tool.
Go to Android Device Manager Tool and login to your Google account that you used to set up your Android device.
After detection of your mobile phone, you will have three options. Ring, Lock, and Erase. If you want to find your phone in the office or at your home, you can make use of the Ring option.
The Lock feature will lock your device that can only be unlocked by providing Gmail ID and password that you use and erase would delete all the personal data on the phone.
You also have the option to add multiple Android devices using the same Gmail ID in case you have more than one Android phone.
Note: When you are trying to locate your phone, your phone (stolen/lost) must have an active internet connection to be able to locate the device.
NOTE: To get approximate location of your mobile device your GPS must be on.

Samsung Users Only - Use Samsung’s Find My Mobile

If you own a Samsung Galaxy smartphone, then you can use the inbuilt feature called Find My Mobile. It allows the Samsung device owners to locate their Android phone in case its get stolen or if the owner forgets it somewhere.

To enable Find My Mobile feature, do the following:
Similar to Android Device Manager, you must first enable Find My Mobile feature on your phone to be able to locate the phone using Find My Mobile service. Here is how to do it.
Go to Settings >> Lock screen and Security >> Find My Mobile.
If asked to sing in using Samsung Account, do it. If you don’t have a Samsung account, then create one and then enable Find My Mobile service.
Once signed in successfully, enable below options under Find My Mobile:
  • Remote Control: Allow your device to be controlled remotely using your Samsung account via the internet.
  • Google Location Service: Allow the Google location service to find the location of your device.
To trace your stolen Samsung Android phone go to Samsung Find My Mobile Tool.


Factory Resetting the Android phone using Recovery Mode, we will try to bypass the email screen that appears after the first reboot. If you can bypass the Email Screen and get access to Settings you can easily Factory Reset the phone and unlock your Android phone.

Steps to Bypass Android Factory Reset Protection

Note: This method may not work on the latest version of Google 6.0 Marshmallow.
Factory Reset your Android Phone using the Recovery Mode and reboot it/Restart it.
Now it will ask you to verify Google Account. Connect your phone to PC using USB cable.
Once you are connected, the device “File Manager” will pop-up.
Next step is to download and copy the below given apk to your device using your Computer.
Now navigate to the location where the apk has been saved. Double click on the APK to open it.
It will prompt to go to Settings and Enable Unknown Source.
Install the APK and open it. It will take you to the Settings page. Under Settings, go to Backup and Reset and tap on Factory Reset >> Reset >> Reset All.
The reset process may take some time, but once the device reboots, it will not ask you to verify the Google Account.


A password locked iPhone can only be Factory Reset using iTunes. 
Note: If your iPhone is locked because of iCloud activation, then factory resetting an iPhone using iTunes is of no use as iTunes cannot erase iCloud data unless the iPhone is restored using the smartphone itslef or you provide the Apple ID associated with it.

This comes  if you have forgotten the iPhone password and you want to unlock it. By connecting your iPhone to PC/Mac, you can factory restore the iPhone to its default state that is the state when you bought the new iPhone.

 Here is a step by step guide explaining how to factory reset an iPhone.

There are few things you should consider before trying to factory reset your iPhone using iTunes or without iTunes as listed below.
Turn Off Find my iPhone – If you have turned on Find My Phone then you should turn it off before trying to reset it. If you don’t turn off Find My Phone and Factory reset your iPhone, you will be asked to enter the Apple ID associated with this iPhone post factory resetting process.
So, go to Settings >> iCloud and turn off Find My iPhone. Find my phone feature is only available for iPhone 4s and above.
Install iTunes on Mac or PC – You also need iTunes installed on your PC or Mac to factory reset an iPhone. Make sure you have the latest version of the iTunes software version installed.
To do this open iTunes, click Help and select Check for updates. If there are any pending updates available, download and install it.
Backup your iPhone – If you haven’t created a backup of your iPhone data then you may want to do this as factory resetting an iPhone will erase all the data.
To do this, open iTunes on your PC and connect iPhone to PC/Mac using the USB cable. When you are in the summary tab, click the Back Up Now button to backup iPhone data. This way you can be sure that post factory reset of iPhone you can restore the data back to your iPhone.

Method 1: Reset An iPhone using iTunes

Open iTunes on your Mac or PC. Next, Connect your iPhone to your computer using the data cable that came with your device.
Wait till iTunes detects your device. If iTunes cannot detect your device, restart your PC and try again.
If detected, your iPhone name will appear on the iTunes screen. In the summary tab of your iPhone. Click the Restore iPhone button to start the factory resetting process.
Now a message will appear asking you to confirm whether you are sure about restoring your iPhone to its factory settings. Click Restore button again to proceed.
Now iTunes will download the latest version of iOS software ( if any available) and erase everything from your iPhone. If the restoring process is successful, then you should have an iPhone restored to its factory setting with the latest version of the iOS installed.
You can view the restoring process on your iPhone’s screen as the progress bar will display it. Once done, your iPhone will restart automatically, and you will have an iPhone as new as it was when you bought it.

Method 2: Factory Reset an iPhone From Settings

If you only want to factory reset your iPhone and it is not password locked then you can do this without iTunes. You can factory reset an iPhone easily from the Settings.  This comes in handy if you want to pass on your iPhone to someone else or if you are planning to sell it by erasing the data. This way you can also make sure that you turn off Find my Phone and the buyer don’t get stuck with iCould activation screen.
The first thing you should do before factory resetting an iPhone is that take a complete backup of your phone’s data. Once you have taken a  complete backup of your iPhone, follow these steps to factory reset it.
Tap on Settings from the main screen. Next, tap on General and scroll down to the bottom of the page.
From here tap on Reset button. Next, tap on Erase all Contents and Settings. Alternatively, if you only want to erase only settings, then tap on Reset All Settingsbutton instead.
A pop-up box will appear asking you to confirm the decision to factory reset your iPhone. Tap Erase iPhone button to begin the restoration process.
Restoring may take some time so have patience till the phone restores to its factory settings.