How to Turn Your Windows 7 Computer into a WiFi Hotspot

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Most Popular WiFi Hotspot Windows 7: Get Set in Minutes

Sharing an Internet connection via WiFi with other devices in Windows 7 can be done either by following complex setup steps in the operating system settings – resulting in limited compatibility – or by using a free WiFi hotspot Windows 7 software.

The most popular WiFi hotspot software that turns your Windows 7 computer into a wireless hotspot or wired router is Connectify Hotspot. Best of all – it’s free to use! Read below to find out how to get started with a WiFi hotspot on Windows 7 in just minutes!

How to Create a WiFi Hotspot in Windows 7

With Connectify Hotspot wireless hotspot software you can easily turn your Windows 7 computer into a WiFi hotspot and share any type of Internet connection (WiFi, 4G/LTE, wired, VPN virtual adapters) with all your devices: computers, smartphones, tablets, gaming consoles, etc.

Whether you’re at home or traveling in airports or hotels, the Connectify Hotspot PC software is the easiest way to make sure you’re always connected across iPads, smartphones, kindles, and all of the other wired-only or WiFi-enabled devices that you use on a daily basis.

Check out the short video and easy tutorial below to learn how to turn your Windows 7 PC or laptop into a WiFi hotspot at the click-of-a-button.

6 Steps Guide to Setup the Best WiFi Hotspot for Windows 7

Forget about going through Windows operating system settings or getting mobile hotspot software programs that only “help” you share your Internet connection (inherent issues included – NAT levels issues, peering, Chromecast apps won’t find your Chromecast, your Apple TV won’t show up for your Mac to stream to…). Connectify Hotspot is truly an easy-to-use out-of-the-box solution. Here are the 6 steps you need to take to turn your Windows 7 computer into a WiFi hotspot:

Step 1: Click here to download and install the latest version of Connectify Hotspot on your Windows 7 computer. 

Step 2: Give your Hotspot a Name (up to 32 characters). Your Hotspot Name or SSID is the network name that other devices will see and connect to. Use emojis with that to set it apart from others and have fun with it!

Step 3: Protect your Connectify Hotspot by giving it a unique password.

Step 4: Make sure that the ‘Internet to Share’ dropdown is set to the particular wireless or wired connection that you want to broadcast using Connectify Hotspot. You can also select the ‘Automatic’ option in order to be sure that Connectify Hotspot will continue to share the connection your device will use should you be disconnected.

Step 5: We strongly recommend making sure the ad blocking feature is enabled. This will insure a smoother internet experience for your client devices – no ads, more bandwidth, increased battery life.

Step 6: You’re ready to go, just click ‘Start Hotspot’ to begin sharing your Internet connection on your Windows 7 laptop. Now, friends and family can connect to your Connectify Hotspot just as they would with any other WiFi Hotspot.

Connectify Hotspot – More Than a WiFi Hotspot for Windows 7

Connectify Hotspot wireless hotspot for Windows 7 gives you more than just the ability to turn your Windows 7 computer into a WiFi hotspot. You can also:

  • Boost your WiFi range with WiFi Repeater Mode in your dorm room or office and getting full coverage in your dorm room.
  • Save up to 60% of Internet bandwidth by using the built-in universal ad blocker. It even blocks in-app ads!
  • Easily bridge other devices onto your home network with WiFi Bridging Mode: eliminate all game consoles (Nintendo, Playstation, Xbox) and smart TV issues with your home WiFi network!
  • Save Money While Traveling: Get all devices online for the price of one when being charged for Internet per device at hotels, on airplanes, etc.
  • Share any Type of Internet Connection with All your Devices: share Internet from existing WiFi networks, LAN, DSL, 3G/4G, even tethered smartphones!

What are you waiting for? Get the best WiFi hotspot for Windows 7 free: download Connectify Hotspot now!

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