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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.

  1. NetSpot is a simple and accessible wireless survey tool, which allows collecting, visualizing and analyzing Wi-Fi data.

  2. 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.

  3. 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 your control.


    Chrome blocks download from official site. Use Sourceforge download:

  4. 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 project is no longer developed. Last version, 1.0, released in February 2013, can be still downloaded from CodePlex, but it may not work.

    Virtual Router Settings
  5. VPN Hotspot icon
    • FreeOpen Source
    • Android
    • F-Droid

    Share your VPN connection over hotspot or repeater! (root required) - Mygod/VPNHotspot

  6. 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 a hotel room,meeting room,at home or the like.

  7. OpenWISP is a software platform that can be used to implement a complete public wifi service.

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  8. create_ap - This script creates a NATed or Bridged WiFi Access Point. The create_ap script combines hostapd, dnsmasq and iptables to create a Bridged/NATed Access Point

  9. 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.

  10. mHotspot is a completely free software which converts your windows 7 & 8 laptop into a virtual wifi router and creates a secure wifi hotspot.


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

  11. 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. You may also share your 3G connection via USB cable or Bluetooth.

  12. 100 million installs strong, Swift WiFi is the #1 FREE portable WiFi hotspot app on mobile. Download Swift WiFi - Free WiFi Hotspot and enjoy the free WiFi app to let you find & connect to shared WiFi around the world.

  13. 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!.

  14. WeFi icon
    • FreeProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Windows Mobile
    • Android
    • Symbian S60

    If youre tired of clicking around trying different Wi-Fi connections to find one that works - You want WeFi.

  15. Maryfi icon

    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.