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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, Linux, Android, Windows Mobile and Mac. The best alternative is PdaNet, which is free. Other great apps like Virtual Access Point are wicd, Connectify Hotspot, Virtual Router Plus and create_ap.

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Share your Internet through Wi-Fi.

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  1. PdaNet icon

    PdaNet

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Windows Mobile
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • HP webOS
    • Blackberry
    • Cydia

    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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    wicd

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux
    • Xfce

    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.

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  3. Connectify Hotspot icon

    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.

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  4. Virtual Router Plus icon

    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.
    ⚫︎ PortableVirtual Router Plus can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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    Warning

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

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  5. 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

    ⚫︎ Command line interfacecreate_ap either have CLI support or is a CLI-only app.
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  6. Ethtool

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux

    ethtool - utility for controlling network drivers and hardware.

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    Open Garden

    • FreeProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Android

    Open Garden allows your Android phone to share its Wi-Fi Internet access with others.

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    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.

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    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.

    ⚫︎ PortablemHotspot can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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    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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  10. Virtual Wifi Router Version 2 icon

    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.

    ⚫︎ PortableVirtual Wifi Router Version 2 can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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    Warning

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

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