Turn Your Laptops and Netbooks into Wi-Fi Hotspots With Connectify for Windows 7

Written By Sam on 23 December 2009

Connectify is a simple freeware application for Windows 7 that turns your Wi-Fi enabled PC or Laptop into a wireless hotspot to share your Internet connection. Connectify uses the Virtual WiFi feature that is introduced in Windows 7. You can use Connectify to create wireless networks on the fly and share your Internet connection with your friends. With Connectify you can even share Wi-Fi networks which are connected to with a single Wi-Fi card.

The latest version of Connectify v1.0 has got improved Notification tray icons, support for even more wireless cards and configurations, improved memory and CPU management, recovery from sleep/hibernate, ability to remove clients from the Client History list and autohiding of the Mode box.

Turn Your Laptops and Netbooks into Wi-Fi Hotspots With Connectify for Windows 7

Features of Connectify

Software Based WiFi Router: It is essentially a software based WiFi Router and you can share any Internet connection wirelessly with no additional hardware, wires, plugs or chargers.

Connect with Mobile Devices: You can also connect any number of WiFi enabled devices to your network including laptops, phones, gaming systems and more.

Secure and Reliable: WiFi enabled devices can see and join your Connectify hotspot just like any other WiFi access point and are kept safe and secure by WPA2 Encryption.

Procedure to Install and use Connectify

  • Download and Install Connectify after registering at their website.
  • Once installed go to the Notification Tray and click on the Connectify icon.
  • Now select the Internet connection you wish to share and choose a name for it.
  • Choose a wireless passphrase and click the Internet Sharing button to turn on your wireless network.

Once you are done with the above setup you will be able to see the wireless network from other devices. You can now click to join the wireless network from other devices by entering the wireless passphrase.

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6 Responses to “Turn Your Laptops and Netbooks into Wi-Fi Hotspots With Connectify for Windows 7”

  1. Steve says:

    Thanks for the tip. Works great. Quick install and best of all its FREE!

  2. ravi says:

    Connectify v1.0 have many features and its freeware or we can say its nice application.

  3. rakesh says:

    Connectify is really looks very great application for Pc user, I will sure try this. thanks for info

  4. nitin says:

    Features of Connectify is really great nice info.

  5. kenny says:

    nice software.. but i can’t connect my nokia 5800 to connectify it says “no gateway reply”

    what should I do?

  6. kubiq says:

    I have the same problem with my N5800….help please

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