How to Connect to Hotspot 2.0 Wi-Fi Networks on Windows 10

The Hotspot 2.0 Wi-fi network also known as HS2 is the latest networking standard which is designed to deliver a secure and seamless connection to the wireless network. The Hotspot 2.0 or you can say Next generation hotspot is as Wi-Fi pass point by Wi-Fi Alliance.

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It is based on IEEE 802.11 u standard and is fully compatible with all 802.11u devices by connecting with them automatically. This network provides you excellent security using WPA-2 encryption which allows you to connect to the public hotspot without any interference or difficulty.

Before connecting Hotspot 2.0 Wi-Fi networks on Windows 10, first you need to check whether your computer is supporting Hotspot 2.0 Wi-Fi network or not because this is the main requirement.

How to check whether Computer supports Hotspot 2.0

The hotspot 2.0 is mostly available on Windows 10 devices with compatible hardware. You can quickly check if your computer support Hotspot 2.0 with the following steps

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Step-1: click the Start button and search for Command Prompt

Step-2: Now in the Command Prompt type the following command and then press the Enter button

netsh wlan show wirelesscapabilities







After this command, you can check if your computer supports Hotspot 2.0 by checking the status of  ANQP Service Information Discovery if it shows ‘supported’ then you can continue to connect the Hotspot 2.0 networks.

How to Enable Hotspot 2.0 Network on Windows 10

Step-1: First click the Start button and then click the Setting button.

Step-2:  In setting select Network & Security option and then click on Wi-Fi. 

Step-3: Now under the Hotspot 2.0 Network you need to turn ON the toggle switch which is next to Let me use Online sign up to get Connected option.

So, after you turn on the toggle switch the Hotspot 2.0 is enabled and the when these networks are available it will automatically appear in your list of Wi-Fi networks.

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How to connect to Hotspot 2.0 Network on Windows 10

Once you have enabled the Hotspot 2.0 network the process of connecting to the network is a very simple process. You just need to search for any Hotspot 2.0 network from the list which is in range then download its profile and then fill the required credentials following by the Hit button.

After you have successfully entered the credential a communication will occur between your device and the hotspot network over an ANQP protocol. After validation of credential is successful you are now connected to the Hotspot 2.0 Network.

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