1. AC Question's Avatar
    Hello all,

    I got my hand on Moto E (KitKat 4.4.2) yesterday and was keen on getting the WiFi to work. I spent from morning to evening trying to make it work. Searched through countless forums and websites but to no avail. I have tried almost all softwares out there like Connectify, MyPublicWiFi, WiFi HotSpot VPN (couldn't run this one as the website download link had malware) and lastly mHotspot.

    How to do it? (This works only for Windows 7 and Windows 8 OS.)

    - Install mHotspot. (before installing any of the softwares, make sure you have already installed driver for your WiFi Adapter)
    - Give any name in the "Hotspot name"
    - Put a "Password"
    - Select "Internet Source" as Local Area Connection (mine is wired internet cable connection)
    - Max Clients is the number of devices you would like to connect (maximum is 10)
    - That's it. Click "Start Hotspot"

    The reason I chose to keep working with mHotspot is because of its a very low resource consuming application while doing the job perfectly.

    Next Step:

    - Keep the hotspot running. Do not close it.
    - Go to "Start" > "Control Panel" > "Network and Sharing Center"
    - You will see the New Network name which you have put on the mHotspot showing up.
    - Click on the "Local Area Network"
    - Click "Properties"
    - On the top, you will find two tabs. Click on "Sharing" tab.
    - Check the box which says "Allow other network users to connect through this computer's internet connection"
    - Below you will find a drop down menu box. Select your Wireless Connection Adapter Name. (for me I selected Wireless Network Connection 2)
    - Click OK and then Close.
    - After following the above steps you will see the connection will be showing "Access type Internet" om the Network page which means now the Wireless connection is sharing the LAN connection.

    Settings for Mobile:

    - Turn your WiFi ON on your Moto E (Settings > WiFi)
    - Long press WiFi to get into the active WiFi connection list where you will find the name of your mHotspot Connection.
    - Click your connection name
    - Enter you password.
    - Check both boxes "Show Password" and "Show Advanced Options"
    - Scroll down to fill more fields.
    - Keep Proxy as "None"
    - IP settings as "Static"
    - IP Address would be your IP Address (you can find your IP address from Start > Run> cmd > then type: ipconfig and hit enter. Your IP Address would be something like 192.168.xxx.xxx)
    - You can keep the Gateway as (which I did) or you can keep it as (whichever works for you)
    - Change DNS 1 into
    - Change DNS 2 into
    - Click Connect
    - That's it.

    Now check logging into Play Store or to Google from Chrome browser. If pages are not opening then change the Gateway IP to the other one.

    If it doesn't work let me know, I would be happy to help you out.

    Hope I could help saving your time. Please excuse my English and typos (if any).

    Enjoy you PC internet on your phone without having to buy router.

    08-03-2014 11:13 AM
  2. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Thanks for the tip!
    09-08-2014 01:48 AM
  3. Rajkumar a common man's Avatar
    Very useful & time saving..... Thanks a lot................
    09-16-2014 07:24 AM
  4. Somnath Pal1's Avatar
    buddy i have just got fed up i m unable to conect to lappy wifi however its working fine with jellybean...but facing issues with kitkat xiaomi redimi note 4g however also tried mhotspot but it get disconected after a while...what to do...
    01-29-2015 11:55 AM
  5. Srinivas Mannepalli's Avatar

    As per your instructions, In my mobile Wifi connected but internet not able to access. I changed many gate ways but still same problem.

    Please help me
    05-12-2015 06:10 AM
  6. Vasantharaj's Avatar
    Are You Using Modem Or Dongle???
    06-19-2015 12:41 PM
  7. Oladolona's Avatar
    Good tips! I also use a WiFi program named OSToto Hotspot to sharing Internet via WiFi from my Windows 10 laptop to my Sony Xperia Z3. You also have a try this freeware!
    11-17-2015 09:04 PM

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