How to create a free Home WiFi Wireless Hotspot With Login Page? I wrote about Connectify, the free Virtual Router for Windows 7. For your information, Connectify is a simple application that enables you to share your internet connection by via a ‘Virtual Wifi’ feature hidden in Windows 7.
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Virtual Router is yet another Microsoft Windows 7 and 8 Virtual Hotspot software, unlike Connectify, Virtual Router is free and open source.
Virtual Router turns any Microsoft Windows 7, 8 and Windows 2008 R2 Computer into a Wifi Hot Spot using Windows 7’s Wireless Hosted Network (Virtual Wifi) technology. The Wireless Network create/shared with Virtual Router uses WPA2 Encryption, and there is no way to turn off that encryption. This is actually a feature of the Wireless Hosted Network API’s built into Windows 7 and 2008 R2 to ensure the best security possible.
Nobody knows why this feature is not enabled in Windows 7, it could have been a huge selling point, they must have their own reason or this ‘hotspot’ feature is meant for Service Pack 1. Anyway, below is a list of similar wifi hotspot software:
- Virtual Router (Free, Open Source)
- OpenGarden (Free for MacOS and Android)
- mHotspot (Free)
- mayfi (Free)
- Connectify (Shareware)
- MICROSOLUT (With Billing, Login Page, Password, User ID. Ideal for Hotels)
- MyHotspot (Wireless-LAN for Hotels and Cafés!)
Turn Your Microsoft Windows 7 or 8 Laptop into a WiFi Hotspot
Video Tutorial on Internet Sharing via Windows 7
Microsoft Windows 7 and 8 has this feature whereby you can share your 3G, 4G or LTE modem internet connection with other notebooks, smartphones or iPad tablets. This is a free feature in service pack 1. It does not provide much control like the other free software but it does the job pretty well. Watch the video we created:
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