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Convert Windows 7 Laptop/PC into Wifi HotSpot

By on February 7, 2010 in Software, Windows 7 with 11 Comments

Windows 7, the best operating system version of Windows has a cool feature for which a software installed in it, can help you share the internet connection from the laptop to neighboring laptops through the WiFi connection of the mother laptop. The Windows 7 PC acts like a Wi-Fi hotspot.

Its Connectify, a free Windows 7 application to turn your Wi-Fi enabled personal computer into a wireless hotspot to share your Internet connection, and create wireless networks on the fly with your friends, co-workers and other devices. Connectify can even share Wi-Fi networks which you are currently connected to with a single Wi-Fi card.

After installation, you would see an icon in the system icon tray from where you need to make a few settings, to make it available for other PCs around, and also to make it secured, so that your internet connection is not shared to people unknown. Check how to convert Windows 7 laptop into Wifi hotspot and the images there will explain on how to set the computer into a Wifi hotspot.

The setting up of WiFi is all based on the software and you don’t need any external hardware to make it work like a hotspot, and any devices like mobile phones, laptops, computers which have WiFi connectivity can connect from the main laptop hotspot. Its a free application so you don’t need to spend anything to setup the hotspot and share the internet connection.

Check about Connectify here, and download the app from here.

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  1. Ramkumar says:

    Wow, this is really awesome dude. Thanks for sharing. Is there any way I can do this without using any software? Does Windows have that feature?

  2. I’m goning to say this once…. I’m confused 🙁 but that is because I’m not that bright with wifi connections. I have my router and wanted to use a HUB for the second floor so It would have more antena but I couldn’t then I thought about this but using my new laptop with windows 7… then I couldn’t and it is because I have to buy windows 7 business edition or home premium since I have only the home basic edition I can not do this (aside that I can not change my wallpaper! grr….) any way.. thanks for this


  3. Marigleni says:

    Helo. Today i was trying to make a wifi repeater with my PC. I use a PCI wifi card to link my PC with my modem router. A wifi usb dongle was supposed to function as a retransmeter in order to spread internet. With conectify i did a wifi hot spot but was not able to have internet. Please somebody to help me a litile bit.
    (windows 7 64bit)

  4. Shiva says:

    Well as I can see. “NO AP MODE SUPPORTED” for USB Dongle datacard. Its not working unless we use specific Modem as listed down by them.

    Hope they will fix it soon. Otherwise there is no fun in having it installed.

  5. I got this installed and it worked perfectly. I’m using the Ethernet port directly connected to my laptop, so the network was detected in the connectify panel and then I could share the internet with my friends. Works great.

  6. vinod says:

    i installed latest version but when i try 2 run it it shws no internet shared and keeps r reconnecting …plz any one help wanna use it to connect with samsung corby pro gt b5310 mobile

  7. vinod says:

    everthng is working finr i get ip address in samsung corby pro and even in my connectify app…but when i try to open internet page in mobile it shows DNS failed

  8. Bill says:

    My laptop, with Connectify installed but switched ‘off’, freezes as soon as I try to connect to the internet with a wireless SIM. I have to power-down and power-up to unfreeze it. Connectify is shown as a running process, even when ‘off’, using 15MB of memory. The only way to get a wireless connection is to uninstall Connectify.

    I have not yet tried it with an ethernet LAN cable. Assuming it worked, then I would have to uninstall it each time I wanted to use a wirless (SIM) connection.

  9. Jimmy says:

    When I try to share my DUN Bluetooth network via Connectify I get a the Blue Screen of Death. I’m running Windows 7 Pro x64 on a Dell Inspiron E4310. Too bad it doesn’t work with the Mobile Broadband cards OR my DUN Bluetooth network. DARN!…

  10. krishna says:

    hi…finnalyy….i have found one solution for many of us who are tired of facing problems of connectify and virtual router….

    now…we can share our internet for even android and simple java mobiles over wifi….

    after googling a lot…i have found this software…..”mhotspot”..noo need to install it even…jus run and setup the hotspot..!!!

    thats it!!!

  11. auyong says:

    Tested for the 1st time.. great software and easy installation. But today.. I just formatted by laptop. My laptop turned into blue screen everytime after i install and I need to recover my windows back to normal. I using windows 7. Any advise?

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