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    Wi-Fi HotSpot Creator Alternatives

    Wi-Fi HotSpot Creator is described as 'shares your internet connection (DSL, Cable, Mobile Broadband Card, Dial-Up, etc) through the built-in wireless card on your computer' and is an app in the Network & Admin category. There are more than 10 alternatives to Wi-Fi HotSpot Creator for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Linux, Android, Android Tablet and BSD. The best alternative is Virtual Router Plus, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Wi-Fi HotSpot Creator are AndroidWifi (Free), Winhotspot (Free), Virtual Wifi Router Version 2 (Free) and Maryfi (Free).

    This page was last updated Jan 23, 2022

    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

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

    2. 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.


    3. Win Hotspot is portable WiFi hotspot application has inbuilt WiFi Scanner to list Channel ,Signal % etc. It Also has bandwidth meter and WiFi Repair Tools. Please Update to version 1.2, Internet sharing bug has been fixed.

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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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    4. 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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      • 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.


      • 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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    5. Virtual Wifi Hotspot is a free software router for Windows based system running Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows Server 2012.

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      Malware

      • Windows
      Maxidix HotSpot is a great tool that will help you to turn your PC into a fully functional HotSpot. Host infrastructure network, share Internet, boost weak WI-FI signal, save money on paid Internet spots and more.
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    6. Wifi capability is built into Windows 7, but may be less user-friendly to enable without software like this.

      Bundleware

      Be careful during the installation: Forum

      • FreeProprietary
      • Windows
      SeventhGate enables Windows 7 and Server 2008R2 computers with wireless network card to turn into simple wireless routers. SeventhGate waits in system tray for You to start the network. If no longer needed, just turn it off and let Your machine free up all the resources.
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