is it a hardware limitation or a software/driver issue?
the 'netsh wlan show drivers` command indicates `hosted network supported` always as NO.
windows 10 32bit and latest drivers installed.
Installed RAM: 2 GB
SoC Model: Intel Atom Z3735F
SoC Codename: Bay Trail
Core Architecture: Intel Silvermont
This is actually an universal Microsoft* requirement for Windows® 10 Certified WLAN drivers.
Please keep in mind that the http://www.realtek.com/products/productsView.aspx?Langid=1&PNid=21&PFid=59&Level=5&Conn=4&ProdID=375 RTL8723BS* is a RealTek*, not an Intel® Wireless Adapter.
I believe their idea is for this (and most) of networking to be handled through the OS only, in order to close possible security gaps.
- https://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/support/network-and-i-o/wireless-networking/000023257.html Why Hosted and Ad-Hoc Networks are Not Working on Windows® 10
- https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4027762/windows-use-your-pc-as-a-mobile-hotspot Use your Windows® 10 PC as a mobile hotspot.
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