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    Open Garden Alternatives

    Open Garden is described as 'allows your Android phone to share its Wi-Fi Internet access with others'. There are more than 10 alternatives to Open Garden for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Android, Linux, Online / Web-based and Android Tablet. 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 VPN Hotspot. Other great apps like Open Garden are MyPublicWiFi (Free), AndroidWifi (Free), mHotspot (Free) and Virtual Wifi Router Version 2 (Free).

    This page was last updated May 18, 2022
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    Open Garden allows your Android phone to share its Wi-Fi Internet access with others.
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    1. 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. Improvements from Virtual Router :

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      Chrome blocks download from official site. Use Sourceforge download: https://sourceforge.net/projects/virtualrouterpl/



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      Share your VPN connection over hotspot or repeater! (root required) - Mygod/VPNHotspot
    3. MyPublicWiFi is an easy-to-use software that turns your laptop/PC into a Wi-Fi wireless access point. Anyone nearby can surf the Internet through your sharing. This is also an ideal solution for setting up a temporary Access Point in a hotel room,meeting room,at home or the like.
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      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.


    4. mHotspot is a completely free software which converts your windows 7 & 8 laptop into a virtual wifi router and creates a secure wifi hotspot.

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      The installer contains Opencandy. If you want to install it, DECLINE all the other softwares in all the steps of the downloader.

    5. 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.

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

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      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.
    6. Win Hotspot is portable WiFi hotspot application has inbuilt WiFi Scanner to list Channel ,Signal % etc.

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      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

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      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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