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  • Virtual Router icon

    Virtual Router

    Virtual Router turns any Windows 7 or Windows 2008 R2 computer into a Wifi hotspot using Windows 7 Wireless Hosted Network (Virtual Wifi) technology. The wireless networks created with Virtual Router use WPA2 Encryption, to ensure...

    Open Source Windows

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    • Discontinued The project is no longer developed. Last version, 1.0, released in February 2013, can be still downloaded from CodePlex, but it may not work.
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    Virtual Router Plus

    Improvements from Virtual Router : - Works on Windows 8 and Windows 2012 - Solved the problem of "Virtual router could not be started" - No installation needed - Do not start background service so anything is under...

    Open Source Windows

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    • Warning Chrome blocks download from official site. Use Sourceforge download: https://sourceforge.net/projects/virtualrouterpl/
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    AndroidWifi

    Set of batch scripts that can be used on Windows 7 to share your wifi connection with any mobile device. This script is especially made for android mobile devices. This is a free batch script based method which enables you to share...

    Free Windows Android

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    Baidu WiFi Hotspot

    Baidu WiFi Hotspot conveniently turns a computer into a wireless router for sharing both Internet connection and files. Whether you are using cable network or USB dongle, you will easily share your Internet with compatible devices....

    Free Windows

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    mHotspot

    mHotspot is a completely free software which converts your windows 7 & 8 laptop into a virtual wifi router and creates a secure wifi hotspot. You can share single internet connection(LAN, Ethernet, Data-Card, 3G/4G, Wif) for...

    Free Windows Android

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    • Bundleware The installer contains Opencandy. If you want to install it, DECLINE all the other softwares in all the steps of the downloader.
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    Maryfi

    Maryfi is a free and easy to use software router for Windows 7 computers. With Maryfi, users can wirelessly share any Internet connection: a cable modem, a cellular card, or even another Wi-Fi network. Other Wi-Fi enabled devices...

    Free Windows

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    Winhotspot

    Win Hotspot is portable WiFi hotspot application has inbuilt WiFi Scanner to list Channel ,Signal % etc. It Also has bandwidth meter and WiFi Repair Tools. Please Update to version 1.2, Internet sharing bug has been fixed. ...

    Free Windows

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    • Warning may contain malware such as : PUP.Optional.Adtool PUP.Optional.Somoto.A PUP.Optional.Somoto.A (x2) PUP.Optional.DeltaTB PUP.Optional.OpenCandy & may install itself in startup
  • hostapd

    hostapd is a user space daemon for access point and authentication servers. It implements IEEE 802.11 access point management, IEEE 802.1X/WPA/WPA2/EAP Authenticators, RADIUS client, EAP server, and RADIUS authentication server. The...

    Open Source Linux BSD

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  • SDR Free Virtual Wifi Router icon

    SDR Free Virtual Wifi Router

    Wifi capability is built into Windows 7, but may be less user-friendly to enable without software like this. SDR Free Virtual Wifi Router, fork of Virtual Router , has simple GUI and user-friendly...

    Free Windows

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    • Bundleware Be careful during the installation: https://alternativeto.net/discussions/applications/11718/be-careful-in-the-installation/
  • Virtual Wifi Router Version 2 icon

    Virtual Wifi Router Version 2

    It can turn your Windows 7 PC (when equipped with a WiFi card) into a WiFi router. Windows 7 has an option to create AdHoc networks but devices like phones and tablets will not be able to connect to this network. Using this tool you...

    Free Windows

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    • Warning The installer version is bundled with a malware toolbar. The simple version WITHOUT the installer is clean: download it.
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    WifiSpot

    Wifi hotspot will turn your wifi enabled Windows 7 laptop or PC into a virtual router that will let other wireless devices such as, laptops, smartphones, PDAs, tablet-pcs, Ipads, PS3 etc connect to your PC and use its internet...

    Free Windows

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    • Warning Google Chrome: The site ahead contains malware.
  • Wifi HotSpot

    "Wifi HotSpot" can easily turn your windows pc into a wireless-wifi hotspot. It turns your Windows 7 or Windows 8 computer into a virtual router. With one click you can share your internet connection with your mobile phone...

    Free Windows

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    • Warning https://www.virustotal.com/ko/file/6bd0b03abd9a43ee4d157973b2de578b32feebc03c2f4cab02caf644adb69824/analysis/
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  • Verony HotSpot icon

    Verony HotSpot

    Make Wifi Signal for Your Notebook, PC All in One and Mobile Phones for your best friends, a simple application with a better efficiency guaranteed name.

    Free Windows

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    WiFi Master

    WiFi master key was released in 2012, is committed to providing the best WiFi management tools for users, mobile services help users to maximize the use of various network. All hot information based on cloud database, built-in...

    Free Web / Cloud Android Android Tablet

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  • Virtual Wifi Router - MyRouter icon

    Virtual Wifi Router - MyRouter

    MyRouter is an application that acts just like a virtual WiFi Router. With this tool you can turn your PC into a wireless hotspot within just a few quick steps and connect your Android, iPhone, Blackberry cell phones and just about...

    Freemium Windows

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  • Tanaza icon

    Tanaza

    Tanaza is the first and only multi-vendor software for Wi-Fi cloud management and social hotspots. WiFi networking and social hotspots made easy.

    Commercial Mac Windows Linux Web / Cloud Chrome OS

  • RouterSoft icon

    RouterSoft

    Turn your Windows 7 - laptop into a wireless router and share any file between computers. Software to Replace Your Router: powerful software to transform your computer into a router and save you from needless headaches. Sharing your...

    Commercial Windows

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  • MyWIFIzone

    Hotspot Management Software for Windows® Make money from your WIFI network! Download myWIFIzone to easily convert your wireless network into a WIFI hotspot. It runs on any Windows® 2000 or XP computer connected to your...

    Free Windows

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    Virtual Access Point

    Share your Internet through Wi-Fi. Virtual AP is an easy-to-use software, that turns any LAN-connected PC or laptop into a Wi-Fi wireless access point. So anyone nearby can surf the Internet through your sharing. Also, your...

    Commercial Windows

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Open Garden Comments

Uses Bluetooth and must be installed to each device...

Negative Comment by ertpresso
about Open Garden Dec 2012

It uses Bluetooth and it has to be installed to each device. I was expecting a WIFI... Not the thing I am looking for...

Program did not run becasue "msvcr100.dll" was missing, Microsoft C Runtime Library, Microsoft Visual Studio® 2010. I had to obtain it from a 3rd party website.

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