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  • 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

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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.
  • NetSpot icon

    NetSpot

    NetSpot is a free app for wireless site surveys, Wi-Fi analysis, and troubleshooting.

    Freemium Mac Windows

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  • Acrylic Wifi icon

    Acrylic Wifi

    Acrylic WiFi Free v2.2 for Windows is an advanced Wi-Fi scanner that is able to gather real-time WLAN information and perform network analysis. The main difference between Acrylic and other WiFi tools is that supports "monitor...

    Freemium Windows

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  • NetStumbler icon

    NetStumbler

    NetStumbler is a tool for Windows that allows you to detect Wireless Local Area Networks (WLANs) using 802.11b, 802.11a and 802.11g. It has many uses:Verify that your network is set up the way you intended, find locations with poor...

    Free Windows

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    • Discontinued The program is no longer updated. Last version, 0.4.0, released in April 2004, can be still downloaded from the official website.
  • 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

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    • 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

  • Vistumbler icon

    Vistumbler

    Vistumbler is a wireless network scanner for Windows Vista and Windows 7. Features: Find Wireless access points - Uses the Vista command 'netsh wlan show networks mode=bssid' to get wireless information GPS...

    Open Source Windows

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  • Kismet icon

    Kismet

    Kismet is an 802.11 layer2 wireless network detector, sniffer, and intrusion detection system. Kismet will work with any wireless card which supports raw monitoring (rfmon) mode, and (with appropriate hardware) can sniff 802.11b...

    Free Linux

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  • 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

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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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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

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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.
  • WiFi Explorer icon

    WiFi Explorer

    WiFi Explorer is a tool to scan, find, and troubleshoot wireless networks. It can be used to quickly identify channel conflicts, overlapping and other factors (e.g. configuration issues) that may be affecting the connectivity and/or...

    Commercial Mac

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  • Homedale icon

    Homedale

    With Homedale you can search for Wi-Fi / WLAN Access Points and monitor their signal strength. Use the detected access points with Google Geolocation and Mozilla Location Service to locate yourself.

    Free Windows

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  • KisMAC icon

    KisMAC

    KisMAC is an open-source and free stumbler/scanner application for Mac OS X. It has an advantage over MacStumbler/iStumbler/NetStumbler in that it uses monitor mode and passive scanning. KisMAC supports several third party PCMCIA...

    Open Source Mac

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  • iStumbler icon

    iStumbler

    iStumbler is the leading wireless discovery tool for Mac OS X, providing plugins for finding AirPort networks, Bluetooth devices and Bonjour services with your Mac.

    Commercial Mac

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    NetSurveyor

    NetSurveyor is a diagnostic tool that falls under the category of WiFi Scanners or 802.11 Network Discovery Tools. The best known in this category is NetStumbler . A discovery tool reports the Service Set Identifier (SSID) for each...

    Free Windows

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  • Wi-Fi Scanner (LizardSystems) icon

    Wi-Fi Scanner (LizardSystems)

    Wi-Fi Scanner shows you detailed information about wireless networks in their vicinity, as well as its parameters and signal strength. To improve network signal quality, Wi-Fi Scanner shows busy channels and thus helps users find a...

    Commercial Windows

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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

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  • 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

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  • iwScanner icon

    iwScanner

    iwScanner is a wireless scanner for linux with an easy to use graphic interface. Its designed in Glade and written in python, so it just need PyGTK to run in any linux environment For the scanning engine it uses wireless tools, so...

    Open Source Linux

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  • Winhotspot icon

    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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  • Xirrus Wi-Fi Inspector icon

    Xirrus Wi-Fi Inspector

    The Xirrus Wi-Fi Inspector is a powerful tool for managing and troubleshooting the Wi-Fi on a Windows XP SP2 or later, Vista, or 7 laptop. Built in tests enable you to characterize the integrity and performance of your Wi-Fi...

    Free Windows

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  • WiFi Scanner icon

    WiFi Scanner

    A 802.11 wireless scanner and connection manager for Mac OS X. WiFi Scanner will detect access points and clients in ad-hoc mode if the SSID is being broadcasted. It can be used for wireless site surveys, wireless discovery, and to...

    Commercial Mac

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  • AnalogX Proxy icon

    AnalogX Proxy

    Do you have several machines on a network, but only one connection to the internet? Wish you could browse the net from the other machines, just like you can from the machine thats connected? Then what youre looking for is called a...

    Free Windows

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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/
  • wavemon

    wavemon is a wireless device monitoring application that allows you to watch signal and noise levels, packet statistics, device configuration and network parameters of your wireless network hardware. It should work (though with...

    Open Source Linux

  • 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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    netsniff-ng

    netsniff-ng is a free, performant Linux networking toolkit. The gain of performance is reached by zero-copy mechanisms, so that on packet reception and transmission the kernel does not need to copy packets from kernel space to user...

    Open Source Linux

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  • osmino Wi-Fi icon

    osmino Wi-Fi

    osmino Wi-Fi - provides you with access to fast and free internet wherever you are. The unique Wi-Fi manager to accomplish automatic connection to free Wi-Fi and to share public or private Wi-Fi hotspots across the world. You turn on...

    Freemium Android

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  • 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

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    • Warning Google Chrome: The site ahead contains malware.
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    Packetyzer

    Packetyzer provides a Windows user interface for the Ethereal packet capture and dissection library. Ethereal is used by network professionals around the world for troubleshooting, analysis, software and protocol development, and...

    Open Source Windows

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    • Discontinued

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