Mobile Hotspot is a convenient network functionality that helps users share a network connection with multiple devices, similar to Wi-Fi. Therefore, as long as your smartphone has Mobile Hotspot feature integrated, you’ll be able to use your mobile network and connect multiple smartphones or laptops to the Wi-Fi Mobile Hotspot.
But if you find you cannot use the shared wireless connection while trying to create a Wi-Fi hotspot via Windows settings, try these multiple workarounds to fix the issue “We can’t set up a mobile hotspot. Turn on Wi-Fi”.
In case you missed our previous troubleshooting guide on “How To Fix My Hotspot Keeps Turning Off In Windows 10?”, here’s the post!
PART 2: More Workarounds To Resolve Mobile Hotspot Won’t Turn On Windows 10
|Workable Solutions||To Fix “We Can’t Set Up Mobile Hotspot. Turn On Wi-Fi” Error|
|METHOD 1- Run Network Adapter Troubleshooter||Make use of Windows 10 built-in tool Network Adapter Troubleshooter to identify and fix the Network Adapter packed with certain issues.|
|METHOD 2- Modify Network Adapter Properties||Make certain changes in the Network Adapter Properties to deal with Mobile Hotspot Won’t Turn On Windows 10 issue.|
|METHOD 3- Turn Off Bluetooth Settings||This might seem like an unusual fix, but several Windows 10 users have reported that deactivating the Bluetooth Settings has fixed the ‘Mobile Hotspot Won’t Turn On Windows 10” issue.|
|METHOD 4- Change Properties Of Microsoft Hosted Network Virtual Adapter||Besides making changes in the Network Adapter settings, you are supposed to modify the settings for another adapter, Microsoft hosted virtual adapter.|
METHOD 1- Run Network Adapter Troubleshooter
To run the built-in troubleshooter, do the following:
STEP 1- Go to the Start Menu & navigate to System Settings > Update & Security module.
STEP 2- Once you reach the Troubleshoot menu, simply locate the Network Adapter and successfully run the troubleshooter.
Windows 10 Troubleshooter will take a few moments to search the potential PC issue and will eventually allow you to turn your device into a hotspot by fixing the annoying error “We Can’t Set Up Mobile Hotspot. Turn On Wi-Fi”!
METHOD 2- Modify Network Adapter Properties
To make certain tweaks in Network Adapter Properties, you need to do the following:
STEP 1- Head towards the Device Manager and locate Network Adapters from the list.
STEP 2- Expand the category and choose Properties.
STEP 3- From the Properties window, go to the Advanced tab and navigate to the Property option. Here you need to look for 11n/g/b and from its Value section, select the Long only option.
Click on the OK button. Go Back and try connecting to the Mobile Hotspot now. Hopefully, you’ll not get “We Can’t Set Up Mobile Hotspot. Turn On Wi-Fi” Error on Windows 10.
METHOD 3- Turn Off Bluetooth Settings
Do the following to disable the Bluetooth settings and resolve Windows 10 cannot turn on mobile Hotspot problem:
STEP 1- Go to the System Settings and head towards the Devices module.
STEP 2- Locate Bluetooth & other devices option and toggle off the switch below Bluetooth setting.
Once you have successfully turned off the Bluetooth settings, you can try connecting to the Mobile Hotspot and see if you are still struggling with the shared wireless connection issue.
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METHOD 4- Change Microsoft Hosted Network Virtual Adapter Properties
In addition to making changes to Network Adapter, you need to make certain changes here as well.
STEP 1- Right-click on the Start menu & go to the Device Manager > expand the Network adapters category and locate Microsoft Hosted Network Virtual Adapter.
STEP 2- Right-click on it and re-enable the device.
STEP 3- Now, double-click the Adapter so that you can open its Properties > Power Management tab & uncheck the option “Allow the computer to turn off their device to save power.” Click on the OK button to save the changes.
Hopefully, this will help you get out of the vicious Windows error loop To Fix “We Can’t Set Up Mobile Hotspot. Turn On Wi-Fi”!
PART 3: Video Tutorial: Get Rid Of “Cannot Turn On Mobile Hotspot” Problem On Windows 10!
Here’s a short video tutorial on how to fix “We can’t set up mobile hotspot” error on Windows 10 PC: