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How to Fix Mobile Hotspot Not Working in Windows 11

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Mobile hotspot is one of the most useful features in Windows computers and so many people use a mobile hotspot to connect to the Network. Sometimes when you try to connect to the network, you may face errors and you can’t connect to the network or the Internet.

You cannot turn on the WiFi mobile hotspot and see an alert message that says can’t set up a mobile hotspot. If you are facing the same issue with your mobile hotspot in Windows 11 then follow this guide to find causes and fix the problem.

Possible Causes for Mobile Hotspot Not Working

  • Outdated drivers.
  • Due to incorrect settings
  • Registry issues.

How to Fix Mobile Hotspot Not Working in Windows 11

To solve the issue, first, we have to identify the cause the then solve the issue. First of all, we try some basic troubleshooting steps to fix the issue in Windows 11.

Method 1: Update your Windows 11

Try to download and install all the latest Windows 11 updates released by Microsoft.

To do this, follow these steps:

Step 1: Navigate to the Windows 11 settings app using Windows + I button on your keyboard.

Step 2: Find and click on the Windows Update from the left sidebar.

Click on Windows Update

Step 3: Select Advanced options in the right sidebar.

Select Advanced options in the right sidebar

Step 4: Here find Additional options and then click on Optional updates.

Click on Optional Update

Step 5: Your OS will scan the system and check for all pending updates. If you see a WiFi adapter, select it and then choose Download & install’.

If prompted, restart the PC after the driver is installed or updated for the changes to come into effect.

This step is the final step, reboot your system, and it should be good as new! You can also update your old WiFi drivers using Windows updates.

Method 2: Install or Update Required Drivers

As we mentioned, you can also face this issue if your drivers are outdated or not compatible with Windows 11.

So you have to update all your drivers.

You can manually download and install drivers from the manufacturer website.

First, go to the manufacture website and download the driver.

Then install the driver and then restart your PC.


You can use the device manager to update drivers. Here are the steps:

Step 1: Press the Windows key on your keyboard to open the start menu and then search for device manager.

Step 2: Click on the Device Manager from the list.

Click on the Device Manager from the list

Step 3: Once you click it and the manager opens, locate the WiFi driver.

Step 4: Right-click on the driver.

Step 5: From the list, choose “Update.”

choose Update Driver

Method 3: Run Network Adapter troubleshooter

Microsoft has launched a troubleshooter tool to fix normal issues in Windows OS. You can fix most of the issues in Windows 11 or 10 using a troubleshooter. Here is how to find and use a troubleshooter in Windows 11.

Step 1: Open Windows settings with Windows + I button on your keyboard.

Step 2: In Windows 11 settings, find and click on Troubleshoot option in the right sidebar.

Click on Troubleshoot

Step 3: In the troubleshoot section, find options and then choose Other troubleshooters.

Click on other troubleshooters

Step 4: Find the Network Adapter troubleshooter and click on the Run button.

the ‘Network Adapter’ troubleshooter

Step 5: Click the All network adapters and then click on Next.

Click on the ethernet and then next

Method 4: Disable Airplane mode

There is another way to fix this mobile hotspot not working issue. To fix the issue, disable the Airplane mode.

Step 1: Press Windows + I button on your keyboard to open Windows 11 settings.

Step 2: Then go to the network and internet settings and find the Airplane option.

go to the network and internet settings and find the Airplane

Step 3: Turn off this flight mode or Airplane mode and restart your PC.

Now Airplane mode should work.

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Final Verdict:

If the mobile hotspot is stopped working on your Windows 11 laptop then the issue is related to the network driver. You can simply update or reinstall the network and WiFi driver to fix the issue.

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Rahul Patel
Rahul Patel

Rahul is a blogger and a tech geek. By reviewing the latest technology and finding the solution of pesky errors, he feels immense pleasure. Driven by his innate interest in blogging, he adapted blogging as a full-time profession 4 years ago.

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