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Open Source Connectify Hotspot Alternatives

The best open source alternative to Connectify Hotspot is create_ap. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 25 alternatives to Connectify Hotspot and six of them is open source so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting open source alternatives to Connectify Hotspot are VPN Hotspot, Linux Wifi Hotspot, hostapd and Virtual Router Plus.

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  1. create_ap

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux
    12 alternatives to create_ap 

    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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    1.  Command line interfacecreate_ap either have CLI support or is a CLI-only app.
    2.  Wi-Fi Sharingcreate_ap can help you quickly share your Wi-Fi with your friends and colleagues.
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    Most users think create_ap is a great alternative to Connectify Hotspot.
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    VPN Hotspot

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Android
    • F-Droid
    14 alternatives to VPN Hotspot 

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

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    Linux Wifi Hotspot

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux
    27 alternatives to Linux Wifi Hotspot 

    Feature-rich wifi hotspot creator for Linux which provides both GUI and command-line interface. It is also able to create a hotspot using the same wifi card which is connected to an AP already ( Similar to Windows 10).

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    1.  Wi-Fi SharingLinux Wifi Hotspot can help you quickly share your Wi-Fi with your friends and colleagues.
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    It can create virtual wifi hotspot using the same wifi card which is connected to an internet source just like connectify on windows PC

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  4. hostapd

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux
    • BSD
    19 alternatives to hostapd 

    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.
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    Virtual Router Plus

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows
    28 alternatives to 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 your control.
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    1.  PortableVirtual Router Plus can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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      Chrome blocks download from official site. Use Sourceforge download: https://sourceforge.net/projects/virtualrouterpl/

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      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.


    • linux-router

      • FreeOpen Source
      • Linux
      12 alternatives to linux-router 

      A bash script to set Linux as router (NAT) in one command. Provide Internet, or create Wifi hotspot. Support transparent proxy (redsocks). Support IPv6. Restore in one command or by control-c. Forked from create_ap.

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