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Hotspot is described as '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' and is an app in the network & admin category. There are more than 10 alternatives to Hotspot for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Linux, Android, Android Tablet and BSD. The best alternative is Connectify Hotspot. It's not free, so if you're looking for a free alternative, you could try Virtual Router Plus or create_ap. Other great apps like Hotspot are AndroidWifi, mHotspot, Virtual Wifi Router Version 2 and linux-router.

This page was last updated Oct 9, 2020
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  • FreemiumProprietary
  • Windows
  • Windows Mobile
  • Windows Phone

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  1. Connectify Hotspot

    • 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.

  2. Virtual Router Plus

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows

    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/



  3. create_ap

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux

    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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  4. AndroidWifi

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows
    • Android

    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.

  5. mHotspot

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows
    • Android

    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.



  6. Virtual Wifi Router Version 2

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows

    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.

    Warning

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

  7. linux-router

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux

    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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  8. Maryfi

    • 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.

  9. Winhotspot

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows

    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

  10. hostapd

    • 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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