How to Build a Wireless Home Network Without a Router

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Create a Wi-Fi Network Without a Router and Share the Internet

Take this very frequent scenario: you need to share the Internet connection, as well as other files, with devices around you - phones, tablets, game consoles and so on. Or you simply want to extend your Wi-Fi network coverage. Naturally, the first solution that comes into mind is to buy a router and - problem solved! But what if this is not a solution due to various reasons - temporary setup, type of Internet connection to share, lack of power outlet, no equipment available on the spot, etc?

Setting up a wireless Internet connection without a router is usually done by creating an ad-hoc network. But that has certain limitations both in terms of security and compatibility.

Read below to see how Connectify Hotspot is your best solution to get a wireless network going with all your devices without using a router.

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Use Your Windows PC as a Wireless Hotspot and Create a Home Network

If you've got a Windows PC or laptop, you can very easily use it to create a wireless home network. Connectify Hotspot is an easy-to-use virtual router program that lets you share Internet from your laptop, PC or tablet with your smartphone, media player, game console, e-reader, other laptops and tablets, and even your nearby friends. Whether you’re traveling, at home, or just working from a coffee shop, Connectify Hotspot keeps you connected anytime and anywhere.

Connectify Hotspot is available for Windows 10, Windows 8, and Windows 7 as well as Windows Server 2008 R2 and Server 2012.

5 Steps to Build a Wireless Home Network Without a Router

Get started in less than 3 minutes - bottom line: get Connectify Hotspot for Windows and follow the instructions inside the Windows app!

  1. Download and install the latest version of Connectify Hotspot on your PC or laptop.
  2. Give your Hotspot a Name (SSID) and Password. Add emojis and special characters to your hotspot name to make it more personal!
  3. Select the Internet connection you want to share. This can be any type of connection: Wi-Fi, wired Ethernet, 4G, VPN adapters, etc.
  4. 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.
  5. Connect your devices to the newly created network. Any Wi-Fi enabled devices can connect to your Hotspot!

Connectify Hotspot Does More Than Just Share the Internet via Wi-Fi

Along the main functionality of sharing any type of Internet connection via Wi-Fi or Ethernet, Connectify Hotspot comes packed with other cool features:

Get started quickly and easily with Connectify Hotspot for FREE! There’s no need to sign-up for an account – just turn it on and you’re ready to go!

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