Connectify Hotspot

Connectify Hotspot 2016.0.10.37829

Share your internet connection with anyone!

Connectify Hotspot turns your PC into a Wi-Fi hotspot, letting other computers, smartphones, and tablets share your connection. View full description

PROS

  • Easy to set up
  • WPA2 Encryption
  • Automatic device detection
  • Manage shared folders

CONS

  • Must have a compatible wireless card

Good
7

Connectify Hotspot turns your PC into a Wi-Fi hotspot, letting other computers, smartphones, and tablets share your connection.

Make a connection

Connectify Hotspot recognizes your PC's network card and automatically configures it as a hotspot, assigning you a network name and password. Clicking on "Start Hotspot" will make your access point operational, letting any nearby device with the password connect to it. The 'Clients' tab will show you which devices are currently connected to your hotspot.

It works exactly as intended without any further input, although you can configure options such as the password and (on the paid for version) the network name. Once set up you can manage connections, as well as tracking peers and previously connected devices.

Finding the need

Is Connectify really useful? Your computer must be Wi-Fi enabled to be used as a hotspot, as must all the connected devices. So, if you have a wireless router, it seems unnecessary. It is possible you only have a wired connect at home, or want to set up a more easily managed wireless network, but for most people I know Connectify Hotspot has only a handful of uses.

That said, one function of Connectify Hotspot that could be quietly useful for every day use is that you can share files and folders with others on your network through a simple drag-and-drop interface.

If it's for you

Connectify Hotspot is effortless to use, and does exactly what it claims to. I have no use for it, but if you do then it is ideal.

Connectify Hotspot

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Connectify Hotspot 2016.0.10.37829

— User reviews — about Connectify Hotspot

  • divyankagarwal

    by divyankagarwal

    "looks good on surface but create thousands of trouble. Pathetic."

    It contains 100s of bugs. Unnecessary intrusion into the system. Can create troubles to new depths. Intrusion software. ... More.

    reviewed on June 30, 2015

  • ibo.33.king

    by ibo.33.king

    "nice app"

    nice app for windows 7 connect mibile and any hands for internet. More.

    reviewed on January 24, 2015

  • clickforearn

    by clickforearn

    "Connectify Hotspot is the best net sharing tools through WIFI..."

    This is just awesome sharing tools through WIFI. I can share my net connection with my any other smart devices like andr... More.

    reviewed on October 15, 2014

  • neil.curne

    by neil.curne

    "Easy but useless for sharing hotel wifi as immediately discovered."

    Easy to set up and works well as a hot spot BUT despite using the stealth mode the network operators knew what I was doi... More.

    reviewed on August 15, 2014

  • mugotialban

    by mugotialban

    "its perfect"

    its perfect. it allows us to connect to different users..also allows network sharing which is pretty cool. More.

    reviewed on March 2, 2014

  • "Lot's of work installing it, but works really fine."

    I have a Samsung Netbook NC10 Plus with Windows 7. The installing process was quite complicated. I had to additionally ... More.

    reviewed on September 13, 2013