hostapd Alternatives for 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.
- - Connectify Hotspot is the most popular Windows alternative to hostapd.
- - Connectify Hotspot is the most popular commercial alternative to hostapd.
Connectify Hotspot Features
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.
Virtual Router Plus FeaturesWarning
Chrome blocks download from official site. Use Sourceforge download: https://sourceforge.net/projects/virtualrouterpl/
Open Garden allows your Android phone to share its Wi-Fi Internet access with others.
- - Open Garden is the most popular Android & Mac alternative to hostapd.
Open Garden Features
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.
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.
Virtual Wifi Router Version 2 FeaturesWarning
The installer version is bundled with a malware toolbar. The simple version WITHOUT the installer is clean: download it.
Win Hotspot is portable WiFi hotspot application has inbuilt WiFi Scanner to list Channel ,Signal % etc.Warning
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
Wifi hotspot will turn your wifi enabled Windows 7 laptop or PC into a virtual router that will let other wireless devices such as, laptops, smartphones, PDAs, tablet-pcs, Ipads, PS3 etc connect to your PC and use its internet connection.
Google Chrome: The site ahead contains malware.
Wifi capability is built into Windows 7, but may be less user-friendly to enable without software like this.Bundleware
Be careful during the installation: https://alternativeto.net/discussions/applications/11718/be-careful-in-the-installation/
Maxidix HotSpot is a great tool that will help you to turn your PC into a fully functional HotSpot. Host infrastructure network, share Internet, boost weak WI-FI signal, save money on paid Internet spots and more.
SeventhGate enables Windows 7 and Server 2008R2 computers with wireless network card to turn into simple wireless routers. SeventhGate waits in system tray for You to start the network. If no longer needed, just turn it off and let Your machine free up all the resources.
Turn on the portable WiFi Hotspot feature with a single touch. 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.Available on Windows 10 Mobile and PC.