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Question

I have a Yoga 2 Pro that seems to be giving off its own wifi signal, called LDC_SAP_(my computer name)-PC.

 

This network is visible by other devices. I don't know what this is or if it does anything, but I want to disable it, so that my laptop name isn't visible to everyone around me. It seems like it is sharing internet with others.

 

If I open the Netwok and Sharing Center, there are two networks there: One is my normal wifi network that I am connected to, and the other is this LDC_SAP_(computer)-PC network, which I can't seem to disable.

 

It says it is connected by Local Area Connection* 6 and when I go into it and click disable, it turns off for a few seconds but then comes back again on its own. When I click on Properties, in Networking it says "Connect using: Microsoft Hosted Network Virtual Adapter."

 

How do I turn it off?

Answer

This is the hotspot option from Windows. In other words, it is sharing internet with others provided they are connected to this hotspot/WiFi network that your machine created.

To enable/disable this service,you need to do it via a command prompt.

 

  1. Go to Windows Charms bar on the right and click Search
  2. Enter "cmd" and a "Command Prompt" will appear below the search box
  3. Tap on the "Command Prompt" to open it
  4. Run the following command lines with Administrator rights
    netsh wlan set hostednetwork mode=allow
    netsh wlan set hostednetwork mode=disallow

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