Relaunch Windows 8 Wifi Hotspot Without Creating New on Each Restart

Written by Wamiq Ali

Windows 8 doesn’t have the wifi hotspot option but still one can create a wifi hotspot using windows 8 and can distribute the laptop’s internet connection with the help of wifi. This is really easy job and you can create your own wifi router with the help of your laptop in second. If you don’t know how to create a hotspot in windows 8 then kindly read this guide:

Learn to create wifi hotspot in windows 8 – Convert your laptop into a wifi router

In this guide you will learn how to make a wifi hotspot in windows 8, but at the end of the day you will never know how to start the same hotspot everytime you restart your computer. A lot of users have actually complained about the problem, that as they restart the computer the hotspot vanishes, and when they try to re-create the hotspot in windows 8 then due to some unknown errors the hotspot never gets created. So, I thought to post a solution of this problem, actually the things must be like this:

  1. You create a hotspot in windows 8, once.
  2. After you have created the hotspot, you may just need to start the hotspot every time you re logon to windows.

The first thing has been explained in the prior guide, but the second one will be explained below!

Wi-Fi Autostart Without CMD in Windows


Learn to re-start windows 8 wifi hotspot, after restarting your laptop:

You need to follow these small steps:

  • Create a new notepad file, and write “netsh wlan start hostednetwork”, after writing this click on the File >> Save As. There you will need to name the file as start_wifi.bat (the extension .bat is important, as it will make the notepad file as a executable cmd file)
  • After you have saved the file as a batch file, you just need to run the file as the administrator, this will restart your wifi hotspot, with same network name and the password which you gave while creating the hotspot, after you have restarted your laptop. Please keep in mind to run the start_wifi.bat file as the administrator and if you don’t know how to do that, then right click on the file and there will be written “Run this as admin.” just click on that, and you are done.

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Wamiq Ali

Programmer, Blogger and an Entrepreneur trying to make this web a better place by making others learn for free.


  • Hi! I thought maybe you could help me. My lap top is windows 8. I was trying to connect my xbox to the internet following a youtube guide (because I am just that tech savvy). So I connected an Ethernet cable to my new lap top and did what it said. I went to the network ad sharing centre. I clicked ‘view network connections and tasks’. I then clicked my wifi connection name, selected properties from the ‘wifi status’ then chose the ‘sharing’ tab and clicked the box to share the wifi connection. It was supposed to all just work from there (I see now I should have done stuff on the cmd prompt thing). However my internet connection automatically went to ‘limited’ and neither the xbox now my lap top connected to the internet. I’ve tried to go back to deselect the box but now there is no sharing tab in the properties of the wifi status! It’s just gone. There is only the ‘network’ tab. I’ve disconnected the Ethernet cable and my lap top still won’t connect. It just says my connection is limited. I’ve restarted the router and my lap top and it still won’t work. I’ve ran the diagnostic thing and have even deleted the network profile with the cmd prompt and it still says limited when I reset up the connection and I still can’t find the sharing tab to deselect it. I have another wifi connection in the house and that won’t work either.
    If you can help I would really appreciate it! Mostly I just want to fix my connection for my lap top. Am slightly panicked I broke my new lap top. Thanks.

  • I have disabled the wifi which I have created in windows 8 from network and sharing, so how to to enable it like before.

  • Internet connection not being shared. I am trying to use the wifi hotspot for my cellphone. I have a 3G connection(USB Dongle).

    • Friend, Hope your problem is solved. I am having similar problem. With android phone I can connect to wifi hotspot. But my Windows 8.1 Phone cannot be connected to wifi hotspot. Can you suggest how I can solve the problem.
      Shillong, Meghalaya, India

  • Is there any possiblity of creating a hotspot using your Wi-Fi card. Then use the same card for wirelessly sharing files on an android device from that pc, without being connected to the net?
    Like a homegroup group but now on a WI-Fi created on you card and on same pc share files from the pc to your android phone.

  • Hi there! This is a good sharing.

    I need help, I can’t connect from my android to the hotspot, as it gives me an error, “Network disabled because internet connection is slow.” But, the internet connection on my laptop is just great, speedy as usual.

    Please help me..

  • Hey man, After ticking on allow access and selecting the LAN14*, I get an error message which says that an error occurred while internet connection sharing. The service cannot accept any control messages at this time

  • Thank you so much for sharing this, it worked great on my laptop. And it is better than an ad hoc connection because even Android devices can connect to a netsh connection. 🙂

  • I have done as per the procedure explained, everything went same according to your writeup. But my Laptop doesn’t show any wi-fi network wich i created.
    If I am not able to see any wi-fi network, then how i am going to connect my android phone.

    Please help….I have also tried restarting my laptop but didnt worked.

  • It could be useful to update the article with the procedure on how to create a task in the task scheduler that start the program at the opening of a session and always start the program with the maximum authority!

  • Hi,
    I am using windows 8 on my dell laptop and hotspot app is already inbuilt, I was using my hotspot very well but from the last few days I am strained as it is not working showing me error while connecting “SOFT AP ERROR” may be this is due to the fact that I have changed some settings but I have tried a lot on google and tried to resolve the issue but nothing worked.
    So please help me out to reset these settings or give me other alternative.
    Thanks in advance

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