All About Smartphones: How To Turn Windows Computer To a Internet Hot Spot

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

How To Turn Windows Computer To a Internet Hot Spot

When Windows 8 preview was released, I immediately tried my hands on few things that I use regularly. Although i was somewhat disappointed that some features that were easy to locate in Windows 7 are now harder to locate. Example is the Safe Mode & Safe Mode With Command Prompt feature.
Another feature that wasn't functioning well is the ability to make my other gadgets browse the internet using my computer's internet connection. However, since the release of the full version of  Win 8, more features have been a challenge to access.
If  you are like me that sometimes share internet connection from your PC to other devices, then there are quite a few apps that allow you achieve this with relative ease. I have tried them and found them useful.

1. WiFi HotSpot Creator
This is a remarkable application that is easy to use. It allows you to share your LAN connection via a wireless hot spot.
The best part it is light and free of charge.
Should you download and launch this, easy to understand instructions would be presented to you that will allow you create your wireless hot spot for your other gadgets to connect to.
It can be installed on Win XP and above.

2.  Connectify
Designed primarily for laptops and mobile users, Connectify lets you transform your computer into a Wi-Fi hotspot you can share publicly or password-protect to limit access. You can share your internet connection with mobile devices, including tablets and gaming consoles, as well as additional computers. One of the great advantages of Connectify is that it allows you to create an ad-hoc virtual network with co-workers and friends, making collaboration and file-sharing a breeze. The free version lacks some features that the $29.95 Pro version offers like the ability to customize the name of the wireless network (SSID), more complete 3G/4G sharing, and technical support.
3. Maryfi
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. Other Wi-Fi enabled devices including laptops, smart phones, music players, and gaming systems can see and join your Maryfi hotspot just like any other Wi-Fi access point and are kept safe and secure by password-protected WPA2 Encryption.
It is also light weight and free to download.

Making your laptop a Hot spot is not a bad idea and would be useful when you need it.

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