Oct. 23, 2017 / Updated by Bessie Shaw to Tips
“Can I make my laptop a WiFi hotspot in Windows XP”? Yes, you can make your Windows XP laptop, notebook or desktop PC a WiFi hotspot to share internet connection for your Android mobile phones, iPhone, iPad, tablets or any other WiFi enabled devices. Although Windows XP is not supported by Microsoft any more, you can have it on your computer if you really like it and feel comfortable. Here are 3 workable methods to build a WiFi hotspot and use the Windows XP computer as a wireless hotspot access point.
Editor’s Note : A computer needs a working wireless network adapter to help make a WiFi hotspot to share internet connection. Therefore, make sure your Windows XP computer has a working wireless network adapter. You can go to the Device Manager to have a check. Most laptops and parts of desktop PCs come with a wireless network adapter already installed. If your computer doesn’t have one, you need to buy one and install into the computer. A USB wireless LAN card is a good choice because it’s small and easy to install.
Important : Make sure the wireless network driver is working properly. You can download and install a correct wireless network driver for your wireless network adapter or card.
You can create a virtual WiFi hotspot, your own hotspot, or a public hotspot for Windows XP (including sp3, sp2, etc.). Try the 3 workable methods below on your computer, such as Asus, Acer, Dell, HP, Sony, Lenovo, Samsung, Toshiba, IBM, Alienware, Compaq, Gateway, LG, Microsoft, MSI, etc.