Virtual Router 101

Create a Wi-Fi hotspot or extend the range of your existing network with our easy to use virtual router software

What Is a Virtual Router?

A virtual router is a software-based system that does everything your hardware router can do (and some things it can’t). A virtual router like Connectify Hotspot can broadcast Wi-Fi right from your PC, so that any other Wi-Fi-enabled device can get online. Connectify Hotspot is far and away the world’s most popular virtual router, because it’s designed with you in mind.

A Wireless Router without Hardware?

There’s no reason to carry around a bulky travel router to stay connected on-the-road or at job sites. With the Connectify Hotspot virtual router, you’ve got a fully-featured router right inside your Windows PC. Turn your laptop into a Wi-Fi hotspot and get iPads, smartphones, and other mobile devices online with just a few clicks. The best part is, just like your home router, the Connectify Hotspot virtual router is protected by secure WPA2 encryption.

Virtual Router Software Keeps You Connected Wherever You Are

Say you’re stuck in a hotel room with just a wired Ethernet connection and have no way of getting your WiFi devices online. Connectify Hotspot’s virtual router lets you broadcast that wired connection as WiFi from right inside your computer. What if you’re trying to get that Ethernet-only game console onto your 4G Hotspot? Our powerful virtual router can do that too, sending the WiFi signal right through your Ethernet cable.

Your PC Becomes An Access Point Anywhere!

Connectify Hotspot does a whole lot more than your average virtual router. Not only can you share Internet with all your devices, but Hotspot even lets you share files with iPads, Kindles, and any other devices connected to your Hotspot. Want more? Our virtual router gives you an at-a-glance view of what devices are currently connected, and even offers firewall permissions to control which devices can access the Internet and your Local Area Network, too.

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