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 hostapd (Free, Open Source), VPN Hotspot (Free, Open Source), Virtual Router Plus (Free, Open Source) and linux-router (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Oct 9, 2020

    1. 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.
      • 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.

      • FreeOpen Source
      • Android
      • F-Droid
      Share your VPN connection over hotspot or repeater.
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    2. 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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      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.
    3. 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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    4. 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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      It can create virtual wifi hotspot using the same wifi card which is connected to an internet source just like connectify on windows PC
      Positive comment over 1 year ago

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