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intel(r) dual band wireless-ac 7265 hosted network


I just need to use wifi hotspot. Already try all the ways to solve the problem. Give me any solution otherwise i have to throw my laptop in trash bag.

C:\Users\Shoharab>netsh wlan show driver

Interface name: Wi-Fi

Driver : Intel(R) Dual Band Wireless-AC 7265

Vendor : Intel Corporation

Provider : Intel

Date : 11/29/2016

Version :

INF file : ????

Type : Native Wi-Fi Driver

Radio types supported : 802.11b 802.11g 802.11n 802.11a 802.11ac

FIPS 140-2 mode supported : Yes

802.11w Management Frame Protection supported : Yes

Hosted network supported : No

Authentication and cipher supported in infrastructure mode:

Open None

Open WEP-40bit

Open WEP-104bit

Open WEP

WPA-Enterprise TKIP

WPA-Enterprise CCMP

WPA-Personal TKIP

WPA-Personal CCMP

WPA2-Enterprise TKIP

WPA2-Enterprise CCMP

WPA2-Personal TKIP

WPA2-Personal CCMP

Open Vendor defined

Vendor defined Vendor defined

IHV service present : Yes

IHV adapter OUI : [00 80 86], type: [00]

IHV extensibility DLL path: C:\WINDOWS\System32\IWMSSvc.dll

IHV UI extensibility ClSID: {1bf6cb2d-2ae0-4879-a7aa-a75834fbd0e3}

IHV diagnostics CLSID : {00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000}

Wireless Display Supported: Yes (Graphics Driver: Yes, Wi-Fi Driver: Yes)

Can i use hotspot again or not?

Just tell me.

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Super User

Are you saying that your laptop has a 7265 and you cannot connect to a wifi hotspot?

Did the 7265 come with the laptop, or was it added? If added, by whom?




Yes. its build in. Asus ROG GL552VW.Al_Hill

Community Manager

Hello Shoharab,

As displayed in your NETSH output, hosted networks are not supported by your adapter. However, if you're using Windows® 10, there is a native mobile hotspot feature that is supported by all of our latest wireless drivers.

A Hosted Network is when a host device emulates the functionality of a wireless router, creating a new network altogether. Mobile hotspots are similar, but they work as an extension of your already existing Ethernet or Wireless network.

Please try the following method:

- https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/instantanswers/c60dcfa3-c596-41d4-8c1a-b0d738e1d9fd/use-your-pc-... Use your PC as a mobile hotspot - Microsoft* Support.

If you're using Windows 8.1 or previous, this will not work. For legacy OS versions, you will need to rely on unsupported third-party tools.

NOTE: Any links provided for third party tools or sites are offered for your convenience and should not be viewed as an endorsement by Intel® of the content, products, or services offered there. We do not offer support for any third party tool mentioned here.

Best regards,


Carlos A.

Not working.

I am not using any third party tools. I am just use cmd for start hosted network.

Before upgrade, I used the mobile hotspot by cmd "netsh wlan start hostednetwork".

But now i cant use this anymore. Badly needed to solve this problem as soon as possible.

Please help me to solve this.

Community Manager

Hello Shoharab,

We understand your frustration. The problem is that with Windows® 10, Microsoft* introduced a new driver model called the https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/hardware/drivers/network/wifi-universal-driver-model WLAN Device Driver Interface (WDI). The new driver model https://msdn.microsoft.com/windows/hardware/drivers/network/wdi-features-not-carried-over-in-wdi no longer supports Hosted and Ad-hock networks.

Because of this change in the driver model, the Hosted Network feature is no longer available.

Best regards,


Carlos A.

Can I ever use this feature again?

I think older version was good for me. But i cant install the older version driver. its automatically updated.

If i have any other way to use this feature then please inform me.

Thanks for understood my frustration. But now i am hopeless.

Community Manager

Hello Shoharab,



Since the decision to stop supporting Hosted Networks was not made by us, but by Microsoft*, we cannot guarantee this feature will be made available again in Windows® 10.



You may try downloading an older wireless driver, or uninstalling your current driver from device manager to allow Windows* to install the inbox driver in it's place. But we cannot guarantee this will make hosted networks work again.



- http://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/support/network-and-i-o/wireless-networking/000005756.html Uninstalling the Wi-Fi Driver for Your Intel® Wireless Adapter.


- http://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/support/network-and-i-o/wireless-networking/000005559.html Download the Latest Driver for Your Intel® Wireless Adapter.



Best regards,


Carlos A.