Connectify Hotspot lets you share your computer's Internet connection with other devices over Wi-Fi. As long as your computer is online, your other nearby devices - and friends and colleagues - will be, too.
Got a 3G or 4G adapter for your laptop? With Hotspot PRO, now all your other Wi-Fi devices can use that connection, too. Media players, e-readers, other laptops, you name it.
Hotspot's Fling feature lets you easily send any file from one device to another within Wi-Fi range. Stop emailing files to yourself and passing USB drives. You don't even need an Internet connection. Even works with mobile phones (download only).
"You never know when you'll get to save the day by letting other users share your Internet connection."
"Your friends don't see an "ad-hoc" network with limited powers - they see a real access point, served up from a virtual, cloned version of your Wi-Fi adapter."
"Connectify Hotspot turns any Windows computer into a virtual WiFi hotspot letting you, for instance, wirelessly tether a number of devices to your laptop at location where only an Ethernet jack is available, or even tether a number of laptops together at a coffee shop that charges for WiFi."
"Any wireless-equipped device, including PCs running Windows XP or Vista, or even Mac laptops, can reach the Web through Connectify without any additional software. Connectify also encrypts the traffic to and from the software "hotspot" using WPA2-Personal (AES) encryption."
"Connectify Hotspot creates a software-based wireless router for Wi-Fi sharing. Just imagine the range and coverage possibilities that can come of turning your laptop into a router."
"The result is a shared connection that differs to the usual "ad hoc" network connection, because it shows up as a real access point, reverts to default settings each time you restart, and you can join a Wi-Fi network and run the Connectify hotspot on the same Wi-Fi card."
“This is the best program! Controls are very user-friendly, and it’s so much easier than adding an Ad-Hoc connection! Thank you!”
- Stevieo63 on Facebook
“Connectify [Hotspot] is a savior. It’s probably the best thing that happened to Windows, albeit third-party.”
- Rockstah on Twitter