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Automating Windows 10 'Mobile hotspot'

We have a computer that shares it's wifi using Windows 10 'Mobile hotspot'.  The ba d part is that every time the user logs in, has to enable it.
Is there a way to enable 'Mobile hotspot' automatically when user logs in (see pix below).

Windows 10Wireless Networking

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8/22/2022 - Mon


I found the solution.  Just placed the following line in the source windows startup computer

netsh wlan start hostednetwork

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but for some reason, the hotspot name that appears is not the the one created on the source computer.

For example we created the hotspot with the name "TEMP_WIFI" (I did this via Windows 10 setup in the source computer)

But when running the above netsh command, the remote, or the-to-be-connected the computer, sees the hotspot names as "PCNAME_8750" not  "TEMP_WIFI"

I go back to the source comouter and the hotspot is "TEMP_WIFI"

Also, I deleted the wifi name altogether and ran the netsh command and still cannot connect; the password is correct but it says cannot connect.

Help please.

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