HostedNetworkStarter Alternatives

    HostedNetworkStarter is described as 'simple tool for Windows 7 and later that allows you to easily create a wifi hotspot with your wireless network adapter, using the Wifi hosted network feature of Windows operating system' and is an app in the Network & Admin category. There are six alternatives to HostedNetworkStarter for Windows, Windows Mobile, Android and Windows Phone. The best alternative is Virtual Router Plus, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like HostedNetworkStarter are Connectify Hotspot (Paid), mHotspot (Free), Maryfi (Free) and Omnify Hotspot (Freemium).

    This page was last updated Dec 11, 2019

    1. 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/

    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.
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    3. 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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      • 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.
    4. The best virtual router to turn your PC into a Wi-Fi hotspot & repeater. Share any Ethernet, Wi-Fi, VPN, tethered or 3G/4G LTE connection and remove advertisements on the web and in apps. Monitor network traffic of each connected device.
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      • FreemiumProprietary
      • Windows
      • Windows Mobile
      • Windows Phone
      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.
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