It’s common to see people ask “What are the best WiFi Hotspot apps for Windows?” or “How can I turn my Windows PC into a WiFi Hotspot?” Today I want to share with you the top WiFi Hotspot apps for Windows so you can easily share your PC’s internet access among your WiFi devices so as to save the cost of multiple internet access subscriptions.
You can share a single internet access using WiFi Hotspot applications to multiple WiFi devices. In these days when you see people with tablets, smartphones, digital camera with WiFi capability, wireless printers and other WiFi devices, it will be expensive to subscribe for internet access to the individual devices when you can simply share the internet access on your Windows PC and save cost.
WiFi Hotspot apps allow you to connect multiple WiFi devices to a Windows PC with internet access simultaneously. With these apps you don’t have to manually assign IP addresses or do anything else to connect your devices. Simply set up the apps, assign password to protect your network and search for WiFi signals on the devices you want to connect with, enter the password to authenticate the device and just like that your device will connect to your Windows PC WiFi network. Now let’s see the top WiFi Hotspot apps for Windows PC.
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WiFi Hotspot Apps for Windows:
1. Virtual Router:
Virtual Router is a free WiFi Hotspot app that can allow you to connect multiple WiFi devices to your Windows PC easily. All you have to do is download and install the Virtual Router app for Windows, configure the settings by filling the Network’s name (SSID) you want to use, Password to protect your shared network, choose the connection you want to share from the available network on your PC from the drop-down menu and click on the “Start Virtual Router” button to start the connection sharing. This app is compatible with Windows 7, Windows 8 and 8.1.
Connectify Hotspot is yet another WiFi Hotspot app that lets you share your Windows PC internet access with other computers and WiFi devices within range. It allows multiple devices connection simultaneously as well. You can connect up to 5 devices at a time. It also allows file sharing among connected devices and has an automatic connection selection.
With MyPublicWiFi WiFi Hotspot app you can share internet connection with multiple devices easily. This app will simply turn your Windows PC into a WiFi Hotspot so you can connect other WiFi devices to your PC and share same internet connection.
mHotspot lets you create WiFi Hotspot for sharing internet connection. mHotspot has a simple interface that makes it quite easy to use. You can even set the maximum number of clients that can connect to your PC using this app.
Maryfi is one of the top WiFi Hotspot apps for Windows PC. With Maryfi you can share any internet connection or cable modem. You can even share the WiFi network your PC is connected to using Maryfi unlike most of the other WiFi Hotspot apps for Windows.
The process is almost same for all the WiFi Hotspot apps for Windows listed here. Download and install the app, configure the network name, password and choose the network you want to share. Search for the shared network on your WiFi devices and connect using the password you provided for authentication.
What other WiFi Hotspot Apps for Windows have you tried? Which is your favorite? Use the comment section below to share with me; maybe I can include them in this article. Have you subscribed to my blog? Of not please take a minute to subscribe today.
otechguide mobile solution says
hi nwosu, thanks for the post.atleast i learn 3 tips from it. but if i may ask is wifi and gprs hosted and run by one team?. how to download videos from youtube to mobile phones.
Nice list. I have used the first two. I found connectify as an efficient tool. But, in the free version, the ads on them are annoying. I strongly feels that the Linux also requires some tools like this.
Nwosu Mavtrevor says
I have tried connectify and it worked great but i stopped using it when i discovered i can share my WiFi without software on Windows 8.
Do those apps work on Windows phones as well. Please I need to know.
Nwosu Mavtrevor says
No it doesn’t. It only works on PCs but you can connect to a shared network on your Windows phone.
Harsh Navani says