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How to Turn On or Off Mobile Hotspot on a Windows 10 PC

If your PC has a cellular data connection or wireless network connection, you can turn it into a mobile hotspot to share your Internet connection from cellular, Ethernet, or Wi-Fi with other devices.

Starting with Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 14316, you can now easily setup and turn on or off mobile hotspot in Settings.

This tutorial will show you how to setup and turn on or off mobile hotspot to share the Internet connection from your Windows 10 PC with other devices.

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How to Find MAC Address on Your Windows 10 PC

A MAC (media access control) address , also called physical address, is a unique identifier assigned to network interfaces for communications on the physical network segment.

This tutorial will show you how to find the MAC address of the network adapters or network interface cards (NICs) on your Windows 10 PC.

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How to Change Workgroup Name in Windows 10

If your PC is on a large network at a workplace or school, it probably belongs to a domain. If your PC is on a home network, it belongs to a workgroup and might also belong to a homegroup.

When you set up a network, Windows automatically creates a workgroup and gives it the name WORKGROUP. You can join an existing workgroup on a network or create a new one. Workgroups provide a basis for file and printer sharing, but they don’t actually set up sharing for you.

A workgroup is a group of PCs that are connected to a home or small office network and share resources, such as printers and files. When you set up a network, Windows automatically creates a workgroup and gives it a name.

This tutorial will show you how to change the workgroup name on your Windows 10 PC to join an existing workgroup on a network or create a new one.

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How to Add or Remove Homegroup Desktop Icon in Windows 10

A homegroup is a group of PCs on a home network that can share devices (such as printers), and libraries (such as your Documents, Pictures, Music, and Video libraries). Using a homegroup makes sharing easier. Your homegroup is protected with a password, which you can change at any time.

This tutorial will show you how to add or remove the Homegroup desktop icon for your account in Windows 10.

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How to Add or Remove Homegroup Desktop Icon in Windows 8 and 8.1

A homegroup is a group of PCs on a home network that can share devices (such as printers), and libraries (such as your Documents, Pictures, Music, and Video libraries). Using a homegroup makes sharing easier. Your homegroup is protected with a password, which you can change at any time.

This tutorial will show you how to add or remove the Homegroup desktop icon for only your user account in Windows 8 and 8.1.

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How to Create Turn On or Off Airplane Mode Shortcuts in Windows 8 and 8.1

You can turn Airplane mode on or off in Windows 8 to enable or disable all wireless radio devices (ex: Wi-Fi, mobile broadband, Bluetooth) at once in your PC or device.

This tutorial will provide you with shortcuts that you can pin or use where you like to quickly “Turn On Airplane Mode” or “Turn Off Airplane Mode” with a single click in Windows 8, Windows RT, Windows 8.1, and Windows RT 8.1.

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