Connectify can easily act as your primary router or even a repeater for your home router, extending its range and providing Internet access wherever you need it. Connect to your home network, enter the same Wi-Fi name and password, and hit “Start Hotspot.” Devices will automatically connect to the Internet through either your Connectify hotspot or home router depending on proximity.
Before you know it you can finally have Internet access in that impossible back room or basement. In addition, if you run Connectify away from home with these settings, any devices that need to be bound to a specific network (such as Eye-Fi cards or wireless printers) will work flawlessly with no additional configuration no matter where you are! So forget trying to mess around on the command line with ICS, Virtual Wi-Fi, or Hosted Network, just install Connectify and have a real hotspot up and running in seconds.
Software Access Point
Transform your laptop into a real Wi-Fi hotspot, sharing any available Internet connection
Share Internet from other Wi-Fi Networks
Re-broadcast the Wi-Fi network you’re on, as your own secure Connectify Hotspot using your laptop’s Wi-Fi card.
Display Connected Computers/Devices
Know who and what devices are connected to your Connectify Hotspot at all times.
Simple Firewall Controls
Set Internet and local network (LAN) access permissions for each connected device.
- Set your desired Hotspot name and password. PRO users can name their hotspot anything they want while Free users must start with “Connectify-”
- Select which Internet connection you’d like to share. Share your the Internet connection from your Cable or DSL modem, a 3G or 4G modem, even another Wi-Fi network
- Click Start Hotspot, thats it!
Other Wi-Fi devices such as laptops and smartphones will be able to see and connect to your hotspot just like any other access point.
Connectify 8.0 Release Notes
- Hotspot Shut-off Timer extended to 90 minutes per session for free users
- Fix Android clients not being able to connect when Local Access is disabled.
- Option to ‘Disable Adapter Power Management’ (Under Settings/Advanced) on the Hotspot adapter. This may help users who have client devices all get kicked off or have the hotspot disappear if sharing Ethernet. You may need to reboot your computer after starting a hotspot for the first time for this setting to take full effect in Windows
- Give more time for adapters to come up when starting an Access Point to avoid some instances of ‘Hosted Network unavailable’ and similar failed starts.
- Fix a peer scanning deadlock on background threads
- Fix for some clients devices (mostly Android) avoiding a Hotspot or disconnecting from a Hotspot
- Enable Wi-Fi devices that are software-disabled when starting a Hotspot, instead of informing the user that they should enable their Wi-Fi devices.
- New, updated Dispatch tutorial
- Fix Dispatch tutorial ‘Do not show this again’ button
- Detect multiple connections to the same network, which can lead to various connectivity issues
- Sort adapter list in Application Settings by most recent connections
- Fixes around secure connection grouping when an interface is set to NEVER or becomes Overlimit
- Reset connections on other adapters when setting an Application to a specific adapter
- New, updated Activation screens
- Protect against deadlocks causing Hotspot and Dispatch UIs to freeze up
- Stabilize license check on some systems
- Fix Installer hang on ‘Checking software conflicts’
- Fix Hotspot/Dispatch hang on launch
- Support for activation behind a proxy that requires authentication
- Fix uninstaller not getting created on some systems during a fresh install
- Automatically start service dependencies if they are disabled (WLAN AutoConfig, Windows Management Instrumentation) and warn during install if these services are not present