By turning your PC into an internet hotspot, you can share a public Wi-Fi log-on with others or closely control guest access to your own.
To use Connectify’s Access Point option, you must have Windows 7 and a supported network adapter. See for a list of compatible devices.
Connectify Hotspot : www.connectify.me
Click the Connectify icon in your Taskbar. In the free version, the hotspot name defaults to Connectify-me 2 and can’t be changed. The Pro version ($44 a year) lets you rename your hotspot.
Choose which connection you want to use to create the hotspot from the ‘Internet to Share’ drop-down 4In Sharing Mode, 1 select the Wi-Fi Access Point ￼￼12 ￼￼menu. If you’re not sure, click ‘Help me pick’ and the software will tell you the most suitable option.
From the Share Over drop-down menu, 1 choose which method you want people to connect with. The free version allows sharing over Wi-Fi. To share over Ethernet, you must have a Pro account.
In Sharing Mode, select the Wi-Fi Access Point option. If this isn’t available, try ‘Wi-Fi Ad Hoc, ￼￼￼￼Open’ to give anyone access, or ‘Wi-Fi Ad-Hoc, Encrypted (WEP)’ to use a password.
Type a password for your hotspot into the Password box. It must be at least eight characters long. Using numbers and special characters is optional, but the ￼￼password is case sensitive. Click Start Hotspot.
To connect another device to your hotspot, find ‘Connectify-me’ in your network list and type the ￼￼password. The Clients tab shows any devices connected to your hotspot. Pro users can share files by dragging and dropping them onto this tab.