Alternatives to Winhotspot for all platforms with any license


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  • inSSIDer icon


    Let's face it-- there's SOOO much Wi-Fi everywhere these days, the built-in Wi-Fi tools and free utilities that used to help us understand the Wi-Fi environment...

    Commercial Windows Android Android Tablet

  • NetSpeedMonitor icon


    NetSpeedMonitor is a lightweight Network Monitoring Toolbar for your Windows Taskbar.

    Free Windows

    • Discontinued Not available anymore at the official website. Last version,, released in March 2011, can be still downloaded from Softpedia.
  • 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...

    Open Source Windows

    • Warning Chrome blocks download from official site. Use Sourceforge download:
  • NetStumbler icon


    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...

    Free Windows

    • Discontinued The program is no longer updated.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


    Vistumbler is a wireless network scanner for Windows Vista and Windows 7. Features: Find Wireless access points - Uses the Vista command 'netsh wlan show...

    Open Source Windows

  • PdaNet icon


    PdaNet turns your smartphone into a true WiFi router for your computer (MAC or PC), and allows your laptop to go online wirelessly through the 3G network. Upgrading...

    Freemium Mac Windows Windows Mobile Android iPhone ... HP webOS Blackberry

  • mHotspot icon


    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...

    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.
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    BitMeter OS

    BitMeter OS keeps track of how much you use your internet/network connection, and allows you to view this information in a variety of ways. Once BitMeter OS is...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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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...

    Free Windows

  • 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....

    Commercial Mac

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    Reaver implements a brute force attack against Wifi Protected Setup (WPS) registrar PINs in order to recover WPA/WPA2 passphrases. Reaver has been designed to be a...

    Open Source Linux

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Winhotspot Comments

Seriously ugly application

about Winhotspot and inSSIDer · · 1 Helpful

Looking at the screenshots, I did not think of this as an alternative to try.

Perhaps it does not surprise me to learn from the comments that this comes with malware. Furthermore, the website is also really ugly and full of spam. The screenshots also show the application expects you to put in a password for wireless points.

How does the creator expect anybody to trust such a poorly designed and poorly implemented application with wireless point passwords? I also do not trust all the likes given to this alternativeTo entry, which has put it at the top of alternatives to inSSIDer.


Hello Boss, All Cnet installers will include offers to support developer.

I had Kept Donate Button , None donated ,.
So To Help my development I am using Cnet Installer which pays a half cent per install.

Ask Users in Facebook fan page of winhotspot .

I have my own fan followers (2K).

Its ok One in half Million downloads doesn't like.

Thanks for your negative comments.

Above all, it does not work but only crashes instantly. This is on Windows 10.


Adware included

about Winhotspot · ·

The installer attempts to download and install adware, which it gives you the option to de-select, but it tries to trick you into clicking "OK" and installing it anyway.

On top of that, it attempts to download something called "LUCKY SAVINGS-INTERNALINSTALLER.EXE" WITHOUT your consent or knowledge. There is no option to not install this. Oh, and it gets WORSE. When you attempt to uninstall Lucky Savings, it tries to install some DNS "fixer" which you absolutely don't need, and Symantec detects it as "Trojan.dropper". This is atrocious behavior, and incredibly shady, and I would recommend NOT downloading this software.


please do not select the tool bar installer..
I have used somoto installer to earn few bucks which helps me.

Please allow with me for few more days.. I will change the installer.

Sorry for the inconvenience.

As of 4/23/2013, you're still using the Somoto installer, and your software makes several requests to download "bundlesweetimsetup.exe", "FastFreeConverter_Somoto.exe", and "DefaultTabSetup.exe". I could not even download the Winhotspot installer in Chrome, since it's flagged as a malicious file. If you're truly looking to support yourself with free software, just ask for donations, instead of bundling crap like this.

Please check the new version it has a installer and uninstaller also.



Security warning

about Winhotspot · ·

ESET shows a security warning "Win32/SoftonicDownloader.E" upon attempt of download this software.

Its just a downloader.. Its safe.. its from reputed softonic....
While downloading if you do not like do not install any advertise toolbar or any extra software...

or Use this direct link

[Edited by Venom88, December 04]