Alternatives to Winhotspot for Windows with any license

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  • inSSIDer icon

    inSSIDer

    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 just can't keep up anymore. Those tools don't help you...

    Commercial Windows Android Android Tablet

  • 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 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

    • 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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    NetSpeedMonitor

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

    Free Windows

    • Discontinued Not available anymore at the official website. Last version, 2.5.4.0, released in March 2011, can be still downloaded from Softpedia.
  • 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

    • Discontinued The program is no longer updated.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

    PdaNet

    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 to the paid version of PdaNet for $20 allows you to use your...

    Freemium Mac Windows Windows Mobile Android iPhone HP webOS Blackberry

  • 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

  • PRTG Network Monitor icon

    PRTG Network Monitor

    An advanced network monitoring solution to monitor network up/downtime, traffic and usage. Features include availability, performance, and bandwidth monitoring (SNMP, WMI, packet sniffing, NetFlow), instant alerts, reporting, failover...

    Freemium Windows

  • 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.
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    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

  • 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

  • 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

  • BitMeter OS icon

    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 installed on your computer you can monitor your connection usage either...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

  • 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.
  • FreeMeter icon

    FreeMeter

    Monitor network bandwidth (C#.NET 2k/XP+). Desktop and Systray graph. Configurable connection speed, update interval, color, transparency. Monitor any or all network interfaces. Ping/Trace/UPnP utilities. Email notifier (POP/IMAP).

    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

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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

  • NetMeter icon

    NetMeter

    NetMeter provides a powerful suite of Internet traffic management for home users as well as business users. NetMeter is an advanced bandwidth tool designed to monitor incoming and outgoing bandwidth and is managed by an online control...

    Open Source Windows

    • Discontinued Replaced by https://alternativeto.net/software/netmeter-evo/ , not a new version, but a new program. NetMeter (legacy) can be still downloaded from the official website.
  • Virtual WiFi Hotspot icon

    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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    trafficWatcher

    trafficWatcher is a small tool to monitor your network activity. Unlike other tools, trafficWatcher can differentiate between traffic inside your LAN and the traffic that reaches the internet. It shows the current up and download...

    Open Source Windows

  • 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

  • NetMeter Evo icon

    NetMeter Evo

    NetMeter Evo is the direct successor to NetMeter which had been in development by me until 2009. Compared to the old NetMeter it lacks some features like the...

    Free Windows

    • Discontinued The program is no longer updated. Last version, 2.0.0, released in August 2013, can be still downloaded from the official website.
  • Bandwidth Manager icon

    Bandwidth Manager

    SoftPerfect Bandwidth Manager is a full-featured traffic management tool for Windows that offers cost-effective bandwidth control and quality of service based on built-in prioritized rules. These rules can specify a bandwidth limit...

    Commercial 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.
  • Cucusoft Net Guard icon

    Cucusoft Net Guard

    Cucusoft Net Guard, a free software to monitor your broadband usage, speed up your Internet speed, kill malware who are wasting your bandwidth, provide you a monthly detail Bandwidth Usage report. On the market, this kind of software...

    Free Windows

    • Warning Potential malware: https://www.virustotal.com/en/url/5ac96a3385c75b532bd385820cd5ceefb143de7374e055795b363405698bcf54/analysis/
  • 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

  • Network Activity Indicator icon

    Network Activity Indicator

    Network Activity Indicator displays the old 'two monitors' icon in Windows 7 that flashes blue to show network activity in the System Tray.

    Open Source Windows

  • 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

  • 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/
  • 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

  • BitMeter icon

    BitMeter

    BitMeter 2 is a bandwidth meter, it allows you to visually monitor your internet connection by displaying a scrolling graph that shows your upload and download speed over time. 13 languages: Czech, Danish, German, Spanish, Italian...

    Free Windows

  • Network Lights icon

    Network Lights

    Network Lights is a Windows program, which blinks keyboard LEDs (Light Emitting Diode) indicating outgoing and incoming network packets on network interface.

    Open Source Windows

  • 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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