Best Free Alternative to Windows ICS for laptops and PCs
Do you need to share an Internet connection with all your devices, whether at home, at the office or while traveling? Now it's easier than ever to do this - you don't need any additional hardware, like a wireless router.
You can, of course, use Windows' embedded Internet Connection Sharing functionality, but we've got a better and more feature-rich alternative to that: Connectify Hotspot - a virtual router app for Windows PCs that turns your laptop into a Wi-Fi hotspot and helps you share any Internet connection via Wi-Fi or wired Ethernet with other devices.
Connectify Hotspot - Best Internet Connection Sharing Software
Connectify Hotspot is FREE use in order to turn your Windows laptop or PC into a Wi-Fi hotspot and share your wireless Internet connection with other devices.
If you want to share other types of Internet connections - wired (DSL, Cable, LAN), 4G / LTE, others (VPN virtual adapters) - with all your devices, you have to upgrade to Connectify Hotspot PRO or Connectify Hotspot MAX. You will be able to share any type of Internet connection from your Windows computer with any WiFi or Ethernet enabled device. You don’t need any technical skills. You can share your connection with the click of a button. You don’t need any extra equipment or cords.
All versions of Connectify Hotspot allow you to set up a secure connection by giving you the power to name your hotspot name or SSID (you can even include emojis) and create your own password using standard protocols. Your laptop or PC becomes a wifi hotspot. Or maybe you want to use the wired router mode and share the Internet via Ethernet / LAN.
5 Steps to Share any Internet Connection With Other Devices, No Router
Here are five easy steps to share any Internet connection with other computers, smartphones, PlayStation, Xbox, Nintendo and other Wi-Fi or Ethernet enabled devices:
- Have your PC or laptop connected to the Internet via the connection you want to share - broadband Internet, DSL, Cable, Wi-Fi, 4G, tethered phone, etc. You can also share a VPN connection to all your devices.
- Get Connectify Hotspot on your Windows PC or laptop. Install and run the app.
If you want to share your Internet connection via Ethernet, go to 'Wired Router' in the app's main screen.
If you want to share your Internet connection via Wi-Fi, then go to 'Wi-Fi Hotspot' section.
Select the connection you want to share in the 'Internet to Share' drop down menu.
For 'Wi-Fi Hotspot' mode - give your Hotspot a Name (SSID) and Password. Add emojis and special characters to your hotspot name to make it more personal!
Press the 'Start Hotspot' button to share your Internet connection.
Make sure you have the ad blocker option selected, to save bandwidth, money and battery life.
Depending on the mode you choose ('Wired Router' or 'Wi-Fi Hotspot'), Ethernet / Wi-Fi enabled devices such as PCs, laptops, tablets, smartphones, and game consoles can now be connected to the Internet via your PC.
Why Connectify Hotspot Is the Best Alternative to Windows Internet Connection Sharing
Along the main functionality of sharing any type of Internet connection via Wi-Fi or Ethernet, Connectify Hotspot comes packed with other cool features:
- Boost Your Range Instantly with Wi-Fi Repeater Mode: Easily extend the range of your existing Wi-Fi network!
- Save Money While Traveling: Stuck at a hotel that charges for Internet per-device? With Connectify Hotspot, join the Wi-Fi, start a hotspot, and get all of your devices online for the price of one. You can also save precious time when traveling with your Chromecast setup procedure - Connectify Hotspot gets it all done within seconds!
- Save Time, Internet Bandwidth and Battery Life for your devices by turning your Windows laptop or PC into a whole house ad blocker. The ad blocking is universal – also works with in-app ads and is a viable solution to block iPhone app ads.
- Connectify Hotspot is also fully compatible with all gaming consoles: PlayStation, Xbox, Nintendo, etc. It solves all issues related to connecting to the Internet or the home network via its unique Gaming Mode feature.
Looking for a flexible, feature-rich and simple software app to share any Internet connection with all your devices? Look no further: get started with Connectify Hotspot today for FREE - no strings attached, no setup hassles!
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