How to Turn your PC Into a WiFi Repeater

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Connectify Hotspot 2015 MAX is the only virtual router software that gives you a real Wi-Fi Repeater so you can extend the range of your home or office Wi-Fi.

A WiFi Repeater – How Does it Work?

A WiFi repeater is just what it sounds like: a product that lets you repeat or rebroadcast your main WiFi, boosting its signal and allowing you to extend the reach of your home or office network. WiFi repeaters are typically hardware devices that can cost hundreds of dollars. But, with Connectify Hotspot MAX, you can turn your laptop into a real WiFi repeater with a few clicks (and at a fraction of the cost).

Blanket Your Home or Office with WiFi

To set up Hotspot 2015 MAX as a WiFi repeater you must already be connected to the network you want to extend. Then simply click on the ‘Wi-Fi Repeater’ button at the top of Hotspot 2015 UI, make sure that the Wi-Fi network you want to repeat is selected and start your Hotspot. It’s that easy!

Hotspot will broadcast an access point with the same SSID and password as the original network. Clients that connect will be bridged directly onto the original network using Hotspot’s network bridging capabilities.

You can learn more about bridging mode here.

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Extend Your WiFi In Four Easy Steps

Step 1: Click here to upgrade to Connectify Hotspot MAX

Step 2: Once installed, click the WiFi Repeater Mode button at the top of the Connectify Hotspot interface

Hotspot 2015 MAX - Bridging Mode Screenshot

Step 3: Choose the WiFi network you want to repeat from the Wi-Fi Network to Repeat dropdown

Step 4: Finally, click the ‘Start Hotspot’ button and Connectify Hotspot PRO begins acting as a repeater to extend your WiFi signal instantly

The Only True WiFi Repeater Software

Other hotspot applications (including earlier versions of Hotspot), may have modes that try to “extend” the range of your Wi-Fi network, but they do it without bridging.  This means that clients that join your hotspot don’t get real IP addresses from the shared network.  They can get on the Internet through the hotspot, but they’re not really on the network to do any peer-to-peer networking.  So, game consoles will report NAT problems, Chromecast apps won’t find your Chromecast, your Apple TV won’t show up for your Mac to stream to… the list goes on.

If a large, seamless home or work network is what you want, then hurry up and get Hotspot 2015 MAX.

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