How to Turn Asus Laptop, Notebook, Desktop PC into a Free WiFi Hotspot with One Click

Oct. 17, 2017 / Updated by Bessie Shaw to Tips
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Want to make your Asus laptop a WiFi hotspot for your mobile phone? Can you use Asus notebook as a Wi-Fi hotspot? It’s easy to create a free WiFi hotspot on your Asus PC to share internet connection with other mobile devices, like an iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Samsung Galaxy, HTC One, LG G3/2, Sony Xperia, Motorola, or any other Android phones and tablets.

You can instantly turn your Windows Asus laptop, notebook or desktop PC into a sharing WiFi hotspot. Microsoft has built the “Virtual WiFi” technology into Windows 7 and up, but you need to type several commands in order to set up your Asus computer WiFi hotspot, especially on Windows 8, Windows 8.1 and Windows 10. Since many users have reported that using commands can’t get the internet access on smartphones, we do not recommend you to try it.

Instead, without typing commands, you can easily use your Asus computer as a free WiFi hotspot with just one click. OSToto Hotspot (formerly called 160WiFi) is the “turn your laptop into WiFi hotspot software”. This Asus computer to hotspot converter is free and enables you to make your Asus laptop, notebook or desktop computer a WiF hotspot with just one click. Any WiFi enabled devices can connect to the hotspot access point and then share internet connection with the password.

Free download and install OSToto Hotspot on your Asus computer for Windows OS, including 64 bit or 32 bit Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows XP and Windows Vista.

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Note: Have updated to Windows 10 on Asus computer? OSToto Hotspot can quickly turn your Windows 10 Asus computer into a WiFi hotspot or WiFi router.

Before You Turn on WiFi Hotspot on Asus Computer in Windows 10/8.1/8/7/XP/Vista

A computer needs a wireless network adapter in order to build a wireless hotspot. Without the wireless network adapter, you can’t convert your computer into a WiFi hotspot no matter how. Therefore, check if your Asus computer has a working wireless network card before you are going to transform it into a WiFi hotspot or wireless router.

Most laptops and only parts of desktop computers come with a wireless network adapter already installed. You can check if your Asus laptop, notebook or desktop computer has a wireless network adapter. Here is how:

1.       Open Device Manger. You can click on the Start button of your Asus computer, and type “device manager” in the search box. In the pop-up results, click on Device Manager.

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2.       In the Device Manager, find “Network adapters” and double-click on it.

3.       Check if there is a network adapter that includes “wireless” in the name. If yes, congratulations. Your Asus computer does have one. If no, you need to buy one (such as a USB wireless LAN network card) to install on your computer.

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Another important thing you have to do before making a WiFi hotspot on your Asus PC is to make sure the wireless network adapter is detected by your computer and is working properly. You will see a yellow mark near your wireless network adapter name in the Device Manager if there is any problem, and regularly it’s the driver issue. Try to fix the wireless network adapter driver, and then you can continue to turn your Asus computer into a WiFi hotspot.

How to One-click Turn Your Asus Laptop, Notebook, or Desktop PC into a Free WiFi Hotspot

The steps to use your Asus computer as a free WiFi hotspot are quite simple. OSToto Hotspot will help you one-click handle all.

Step 1. After you install OSToto Hotspot on your Asus computer, launch it. This utility will instantly start a free WiFi Hotspot. Now you can start to use your Asus PC as a portable WiFi Hotspot and share internet connection with other WiFi enabled devices.

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Step 2. You can freely edit the WiFi hotspot name (the SSID name) and the password. OSToto Hotspot has the WPA2 for password protection to keep freeloaders out, and anyone who has your password can easily join the hotspot access point.

The Most Common Asus Computers on Which You Create WiFi Hotspots

OSToto Hotspot helps you to turn any Asus laptop, notebook, or desktop PC into a free WiFi hotspot. Here are parts of the most commonly used Asus computers:

Asus Zenbook UX305

Asus Q551LN-BBI7T09

Asus Chromebook Flip

Asus Transformer Book

Asus Republic of Gamers

Asus Flip

Asus EeeBook X205TA

Asus Transformer Book T300

Asus Transformer Book Flip TP300

Asus G751JY

Asus ZenBook Pro UX501

Asus X551MA 15.6 Inch laptop

Asus F554LA laptop

Asus X205TA laptop

ASUS X551 15.6-inch Laptop

ASUS F555LA-AB31 15.6-inch Full-HD Laptop

ASUS X550ZA 15.6 Inch Laptop

ASUS Zenbook UX305FA 13.3 Inch Laptop

Asus - X555LA-SI50203H 15.6 Laptop

ASUS X205TA 11.6 Inch Laptop

ASUS ROG GL551JW-DS71 15.6-Inch FHD Gaming Laptop

Asus X551MAV 15.6 Laptop

Asus Q502LA-BBI5T12 15.6 Touch-Screen Laptop

ASUS EeeBook X205TA-US01-BL - 11.6 Laptop

2015 Newest ASUS Transformer Book

ASUS ROG G751JL FHD 17.3 Inch Laptop

ASUS Zenbook 13-Inch QHD Plus 1800P Touchscreen Laptop

ASUS F554LA 15.6 Inch Laptop

ASUS X551 15-Inch Laptop

ASUS C201 11.6 Inch Chromebook

ASUS X755JA-DS71 17.3-Inch Core i7 Laptop

2015 Newest ASUS Zenbook UX501

ASUS K200MA-DS01T(S) 11.6-Inch HD Touchscreen Laptop

ASUS M32AD-US026S Desktop

ASUS G20AJ-US023S Desktop

ASUS VC62B-B013M Desktop

ASUS M32AD M32AD-US034S Desktop


ASUS M11AD-US010O Desktop

Asus desktop i7

Asus desktop i3

Asus desktop i5

Asus i7 laptop

Asus i5 laptop

Asus gaming desktop

Asus all in one desktop

Asus ROG desktop

Asus Essentio desktop

Asus m11bb desktop PC

Asus mini desktop

Asus transformer desktop

Asus desktop PC m11bb series

Asus desktop PC m32ad-us009o

Asus desktop PC m32ad-us050s

Asus desktop PC m51ac series

ASUS ET2232IUK-C1 21.5-Inch All-in-One Desktop

Asus Aspire one

Asus Aspire s7

Asus aspire desktop

And more

If you have an Asus computer, turn it into a WiFi hotspot to share internet connection with multiple devices. For more methods to create your own wireless hotspot or to build a public one, see Top 3 Ways to Set up a Free WiFi Hotspot on Windows Computer.


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