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2010

How to Turn your Computer to a Wi-Fi HotSpot and Share your Internet Connection

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Without any doubt, one of the most effective and cheap ways to share your Internet connection is  buy a router. Thanks to it you will be able to share your Internet connection with a multitude of other devices such as your laptop, your cell phone, your iPhone etc. However, if you don’t like the idea of spending money to buy a router, I have got a simple, free way to turn your computer to a Wi-Fi hotspot!

Connectify is a simple, free software tool which does a simple thing. It turns your computer to a hotspot letting you share your Internet connection to whatever device you want, without  additional hardware, wires, plugs, or chargers. Here is a list of its most important features:

  • Other users will see your computer as a real hotspot.
  • You will be able to see all the devices connected to your computer including their IP and hostname.
  • Select the Internet connection to share, choose a name and a password for it and you are done. Quite easy to set it up.
  • The access point hotspot is encrypted with WPA2-Personal (AES) encryption.
  • Connectify runs on Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2, both in either 32 or 64 bits. Windows 7 Starter Edition is not supported, as it lacks some of the features Connectify utilizes.

If you want to know more, visit Connectify official website. If you want to download the application, click here.




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