Wi-Fi Hotspot Utilities

Wireless Internet access can often be taken for granted in today’s increasingly Internet-enabled world. When you and your friends or family are out on vacation or a business trip and find yourself in a place without wi-fi access, your options can seem slim. That’s where software that can turn your device with cellular data access into a wi-fi enabled hotspot comes in!

Apps like Connectify Hotspot will enable people around you to connect to your computer as if it was a Internet-enabled router.

  • LibreMesh is a set of modules extending the OpenWrt router distribution to create self-configuring wireless and wired mesh networks.
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    • Free
    • Linux
    • OpenWrt
    • LEDE - Linux Embedded Development Environment
  • Improvements from Virtual Router : - Works on Windows 8 and Windows 2012- Solved the problem of "Virtual router could not be started"- No installation needed

    Warning

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

    • Free • Open Source
    • Windows


  • With Connectify Hotspot, 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.
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    • Windows
  • Virtual Router turns any Windows 7 or Windows 2008 R2 computer into a Wifi hotspot using Windows 7 Wireless Hosted Network (Virtual Wifi) technology.

    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.

    • Free • Open Source
    • Windows
  • OpenWISP is a software platform that can be used to implement a complete public wifi service.
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    • Free • Open Source
    • Linux
    • Self-Hosted
  • The create_ap script combines hostapd, dnsmasq and iptables to create a Bridged/NATed WiFi Access Point.
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    • Free • Open Source
    • Linux
  • Share files, folders, messages, links, notifications and clipboard. You can do much more with the PRO version.
  • The UniFi® Software-Defined Networking (SDN) platform is an end-to-end system of network devices across different locations — all controlled from a single interface.
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    • Free
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • BSD
    • iPad
  • Connect to WiFi passwords for FREE internet access all over the world! The most popular WiFi application *** TOP 1 in 50 countries *** TOP 1 in Travel category in 100 countries *** Contains to 100 million WiFi hotspots!.
    • Free
    • Android
    • iPhone
  • 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.
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    • Free
    • Windows
    • Android
  • WiGLE (or Wireless Geographic Logging Engine) is a website for collecting information about the different wireless hotspots around the world. .
    • Free • Open Source
    • Linux
    • Online
    • Android
    • iPad
  • Share your VPN connection over hotspot or repeater! (root required) - Mygod/VPNHotspotThis app is useful for:
    • Free • Open Source
    • Android
    • F-Droid
  • 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.
  • mHotspot is a completely free software which converts your windows 7 & 8 laptop into a virtual wifi router and creates a secure wifi hotspot.

    Bundleware

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

    • Free
    • Windows
    • Android
  • Create a WiFi hotspot with a press of a finger! Wherever you are - you can connect your laptop or other mobile device to the 3G connection of your jailbroken iPhone or iPad.