Alternatives to Virtual Router for all platforms with any license

  • Connectify Hotspot icon

    Connectify Hotspot

    Connectify has only WEP-encryption, no WPA-encryption (as MyPublic Wifi has), only english, Connectify has no multilanguage-UI (as MyPublicWifi has). .

    Freemium Windows

  • Virtual Router Plus icon

    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

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

    MyPublicWiFi

    MyPublicWiFi is an easy-to-use software that turns your laptop/PC into a Wi-Fi wireless access point. Anyone nearby can surf the Internet through your sharing. This is also an ideal solution for setting up a temporary Access Point in...

    Free Windows

  • 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

    • Warning The installer version is bundled with a malware toolbar. The simple version WITHOUT the installer is clean: download it.
    • Just works and didn't have to do anything to get it working.
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  • AndroidWifi icon

    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

  • Baidu WiFi Hotspot icon

    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

  • My WIFI Router icon

    My WIFI Router

    My WIFI Router, a free virtual WiFi router software, can convert your Windows XP, 7 & 8 laptop/PC into a WiFi Hotspot with one click. You can easily share the internet connection with your friends and peers anytime and anywhere. ...

    Free Windows

    • Discontinued Homepage is down but app still available through download sites.
  • OSToto Hotspot icon

    OSToto Hotspot

    OSToto Hotspot is a free WiFi hotspot creator to turn your Windows laptop, notebook or desktop PC into a sharing WiFi hotspot in seconds. Thus, you can share your wireless internet connection with another computer, iPhone, iPad...

    Free Windows

  • Open Garden icon

    Open Garden

    Share your mobile Internet among all your devices. Open Garden interconnects devices to form a wireless peer-to-peer mesh network that provides Internet access. Simply install Open Garden on your Android phone and on your laptop...

    Free Mac Windows Android

  • mHotspot icon

    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

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

    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

  • 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

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  • create_ap

    The create_ap script combines hostapd, dnsmasq and iptables to create a Bridged/NATed WiFi Access Point.

    Open Source Linux

  • 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

    • Bundleware Be careful during the installation: https://alternativeto.net/discussions/applications/11718/be-careful-in-the-installation/
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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

    • 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

  • WifiSpot icon

    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

    • Warning Google Chrome: The site ahead contains malware.
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    Virtual WiFi Hotspot

    Virtual Wifi Hotspot is a free software router for Windows based system running Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows Server 2012. Using Virtual Wifi Hotspot, you can share any internet connection Via Wireless...

    Free Windows

    • Warning Contains adware, possibly dangerous. https://www.virustotal.com/en/file/43de43f71841a0a5d23470bebc1c42116d9c7d0a4e2cae367e848f03650c1010/analysis/1422323411/
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  • Maxidix Hotspot icon

    Maxidix Hotspot

    Maxidix HotSpot is a great tool that will help you to turn your PC into a fully functional HotSpot. Host infrastructure network, share Internet, boost weak WI-FI signal, save money on paid Internet spots and more. Access Point ...

    Commercial Windows

  • SeventhGate icon

    SeventhGate

    SeventhGate enables Windows 7 and Server 2008R2 computers with wireless network card to turn into simple wireless routers. SeventhGate waits in system tray for You to start the network. If no longer needed, just turn it off and let...

    Free Windows

  • WiFi Master  icon

    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

  • 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

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

    Hotspot

    Turn on the portable WiFi Hotspot feature with a single touch. You can transform your PC into a real WiFi hotspot, and share your computer’s Internet connection as Wi-Fi with any other PC or mobile device.Available on Windows 10...

    Freemium Windows Windows Mobile Windows Phone

  • 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

  • Netify Jump icon

    Netify Jump

    Netify Jump is a software-based system that effectively transforms your computer into a WiFi router and/or repeater.

    Free Windows

  • 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

  • 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

  • HostedNetworkStarter

    Simple tool for Windows 7 and later that allows you to easily create a wifi hotspot with your wireless network adapter, using the Wifi hosted network feature of Windows operating system

    Free Windows

  • Virtual Access Point icon

    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

  • Wi-Fi HotSpot Creator icon

    Wi-Fi HotSpot Creator

    Wi-Fi HotSpot Creator shares your internet connection (DSL, Cable, Mobile Broadband Card, Dial-Up, etc) through the built-in wireless card on your computer. It uses the same technology and security that other commercially available...

    Free Windows

    • Warning Google Safe Browsing recently found harmful programs and VirusTotal reports issues. See https://www.virustotal.com/en/url/0f843bc375ed2209f17dbec9ff7de96994e819a616656f02c6dc2bb641808857/analysis/
  • 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

Virtual Router Comments

a few clicks plus setting SSID & PW = done

Positive Comment by cliveling
about Virtual Router Aug 2014

works fine;
easy to set up;
really simply

[Edited by cliveling, August 01]

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"The group or resources is not in the correct state..."

Positive Comment by jessriedel
about Virtual Router Feb 2013

I got the "the group or resources is not in the correct state to perform the requested operation" error. This was fixed by going to the device manager and updating the drivers for my wifi adapters.

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Could not be started error

Negative Comment by ertpresso
about Virtual Router Dec 2012

I get "could not be started" error when I click connect button, while using Windows 8 Pro.

Google tells me that a lot people experienced this with Windows 7 too. I hope its developer fix this soon.

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