Fix Windows 8 Hosted Network Couldn’t Be Started issues

The Windows build-in Wireless Hosted Network feature allows you to turn the system into a WiFi hotspot for sharing data connection to various devices. However, due to misconfiguration in network adapter settings, when you manually use the netsh utility in command prompt to enable it in Windows 8 tablet or computer, the error messages below pops up:

“The hosted network couldn’t be started. The group or resource is not in the correct state to perform the requested operation.”

Reinstalling/updating the wireless driver is still not working at all. If you also get the same issues while setting up HotSpot, try the tips about how to resolve the problem:
* Press Win + X keys together, and select “Device Manager” from the power user menu. Or access it via Control Panel > Hardware and Sound.
* Double-click on Network adapters to expand it, right-click on the “*** wireless adapter”, and choose Properties.
* Go to the Power Management tab, check “Allow the computer to turn off this device to save power” box, click OK button and then restart the system.
Other method
* Press Win + R, input ncpa.cpl and click OK button to open the Network Connections window. You can also do that by Control Panel.
* From the list, double-click on the network you would like to share.
* Go to the Sharing tab, check on first two options:
Allow other network users to connect through this computer’s Internet connection
Establish a dial-up connection whenever a computer on my network attempts to access the internet
Then click OK and make a reboot with your PC.

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3 thoughts on “Fix Windows 8 Hosted Network Couldn’t Be Started issues

  1. i was been activated hospot from my own laptop. i just clicked disable to local area connection13. it disappeared and i couldn’t start anymore. i have tried many times to activate from command promt (Admin). it is still the same.
    Can anyone help me from this issue, plzzzzzzzzz ?

    • dear, go to device manager, click view menu, check show hidden devices. Your “local area conection13″ would be now in the list of network devices, some faded because it is disabled and hidden. Right click it and enable it.

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