Virtual Access Point Alternatives

    Virtual Access Point is described as 'Share your Internet through Wi-Fi' and is an app in the Network & Admin category. There are more than 25 alternatives to Virtual Access Point for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Android, Linux, Mac and Windows Mobile. The best alternative is wicd, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Virtual Access Point are Virtual Router Plus (Free, Open Source), Connectify Hotspot (Paid), PdaNet (Freemium) and create_ap (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Oct 11, 2018

    1. Wicd is an open source wired and wireless network manager for Linux which aims to provide a simple interface to connect to networks with a wide variety of settings.
    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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    3. 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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      • FreemiumProprietary
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Windows Mobile
      • Android
      • iPhone
      • HP webOS
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      PdaNet turns your smartphone into a true WiFi router for your computer (MAC or PC), and allows your laptop to go online wirelessly through the 3G network.
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    4. 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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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Linux
      ethtool - utility for controlling network drivers and hardware
    5. 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.
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    6. Open Garden allows your Android phone to share its Wi-Fi Internet access with others. Currently available in BETA, official launch coming soon! Features: ? Share your Wi-Fi Internet with other Android devices
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    7. mHotspot is a completely free software which converts your windows 7 & 8 laptop into a virtual wifi router and creates a secure wifi hotspot.


      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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    8. 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.


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

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