Fix we cannot setup mobile hotspot error turn on Wi-Fi

In the previous guide we have learned how to turn on hotspot in Windows 10. You may get error we cannot setup mobile hotspot error turn on Wi-Fi but the settings are disabled. In this guide learn how to fix we cannot setup mobile hotspot error turn on Wi-Fi issues in Windows 10.

Fix We cannot setup mobile hotspot Turn on Wi-Fi issues in Windows 10

Quick note : Before making any changes in your computer, I suggest you to create a System Restore point  so that you can restore back your computer to previous working stat if something goes wrong.

Step 1: Run the Network Adapter Troubleshooter

  • Press Windows + I keys on keyboard to open Windows Settings. Click on Update & Security.

  • Click on Troubleshoot and click on Network Adapter and Click on Run the Troubleshooter

  • Click “Next” and follow the on-screen instructions to complete the troubleshooting process.

Step 2: Update Microsoft Hosted Network Virtual Adapter Settings

  • In the Device Manager, right-click the Microsoft Hosted Network Virtual Adapter.
  • Select Disable device.
  • Click the Yes button.
  • Right-click it again to select Enable device.

  • Double-click the adapter to open the Properties.
  • Go to the Power Management tab.
  • Uncheck the Allow the computer to turn off this device to save power.
  • Click the OK button.

Step 3: Download and Reinstall network drivers from the manufacturer website

  • Press Windows + R to bring Run command. Type Devmgmt.msc and click OK.

  • Right click on Wireless network adapter, click on Update.

Or you can download drivers from your computer manufacturer’s website and install them.

Major computer manufacturers driver download links.

HP Visit Manufacturer’s Driver Page
IBM Visit Manufacturer’s Driver Page
Dell Visit Manufacturer’s Driver Page
Acer Visit Manufacturer’s Driver Page
Lenovo Visit Manufacturer’s Driver Page
Toshiba Visit Manufacturer’s Driver Page
Fujitsu Visit Manufacturer’s Driver Page
NEC Visit Manufacturer’s Driver Page
Gateway/eMachines Visit Manufacturer’s Driver Page
Sony Visit Manufacturer’s Driver Page
Microsoft Visit Manufacturer’s Driver Page


That’s it. The above steps should fix we cannot setup mobile hotspot error turn on Wi-Fi. If not refresh or reset Windows to resolve the issues.


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Arun Prabhakar

Arun Prabhakar

Arun Prabhakar immensely interested in following Windows and other technology developments. Being passionate Windows blogger, he loves to help others on fixing their computer issues.

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