Turn Your Windows PC Into a Wi-Fi Hotspot
Why would you need to know how to create a hotspot unless you're trying to share your Internet connection with other devices? That's exactly what Connectify Hotspot helps you with.
Connectify Hotspot is the most popular 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. Read below to see how to create a hotspot on your Windows 7+ machine.
[VIDEO] How To Create a Hotspot and Share a Wired or Wireless Internet Connection via Wi-Fi
With Connectify, you can create a wireless hotspot to share your Internet connection via Wi-Fi. You can also use this virtual router software for Windows to turn your laptop into a wired router and share your Internet via Ethernet.
The video below shows how easy it is to set up a Wi-Fi hotspot with Connectiy.
Connectify Hotspot's wired mode is also very easy to set up, when you have Ethernet-only devices - see video below.
Need step-by-step instructions on how to create a hotspot? See the next section.
Step-by-Step Guide on How to Create a Hotspot on Your Windows PC with Connectify
- Download and install the latest version of Connectify Hotspot on your PC or laptop.
- Give your Hotspot a Name (SSID) and Password. You can even add Emojis and Special Characters to your Hotspot Name!
- 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.
- Connect your devices. Any Wi-Fi enabled devices can connect to your Hotspot!
Connectify Hotspot Does Much More Than Just Create Wi-Fi Hotspots
Other hotspot software apps only “help” you share your Internet connection. The most common issues include strict NAT level issues, peering, Chromecast apps won’t find your Chromecast on the network, your Apple TV won’t show up for your Mac to stream to and others. Connectify Hotspot saves you from all these hassles and allows you to:
- Boost your WiFi range with WiFi Repeater Mode in your dorm room or office and getting full coverage in your dorm room.
- Save up to 60% of Internet bandwidth by using the built-in universal ad blocker. It even blocks in-app ads!
- Easily bridge other devices onto your home network with WiFi Bridging Mode: eliminate all game consoles (Nintendo, Playstation, Xbox) and smart TV issues with your home WiFi network!
- Save money while traveling: Get all devices online for the price of one when being charged for Internet per device at hotels, on airplanes, etc.
- Share any type of Internet connection with all your devices. Share connectivity from existing WiFi networks, LAN, DSL, 3G/4G, even tethered smartphones! You can even share a VPN connection over WiFi with Connectify free hotspot app!
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