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    Connectify Hotspot Alternatives

    Connectify Hotspot is described as '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' and is a very popular app in the Network & Admin category. There are more than 25 alternatives to Connectify Hotspot for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Android, Linux, Online / Web-based and Windows Mobile. The best alternative is mHotspot, which is free. Other great apps like Connectify Hotspot are Tanaza (Paid), AndroidWifi (Free), create_ap (Free, Open Source) and Virtual Wifi Router Version 2 (Free).

    This page was last updated Oct 9, 2020

    1. 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.

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      Most users think mHotspot is a great alternative to Connectify Hotspot.
    2. Tanaza, an Italian company, developed an intuitive and responsive cloud-based management software for IT professionals to operate Wi-Fi networks.
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      Most users think Tanaza is a great alternative to Connectify Hotspot.


    3. 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.
      Most users think AndroidWifi is a great alternative to Connectify Hotspot.
    4. 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
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      Most users think create_ap is a great alternative to Connectify Hotspot.
    5. 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.

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      The installer version is bundled with a malware toolbar. The simple version WITHOUT the installer is clean: download it.

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      Most users think Virtual Wifi Router Version 2 is a great alternative to Connectify Hotspot.


      • FreeOpen Source
      • Linux
      • BSD
      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.
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      Most users think hostapd is a great alternative to Connectify Hotspot.
    6. 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.

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      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

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      Most users think Winhotspot is a great alternative to Connectify Hotspot.
      • FreeProprietary
      • Windows
      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.
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      Most users think Maryfi is a great alternative to Connectify Hotspot.
      Works on Windows 7 with no problems
      Positive comment over 6 years ago

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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Android
      • F-Droid
      Share your VPN connection over hotspot or repeater.
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    7. 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

      Warning

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

      This alternative is disputed. Virtual Router Plus is still a legitimate alternative to Connectify Hotspot, but it might have issues that some users think are important.
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