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.
Connectify Hotspot Features
Hotspot Easily Connects All Your Devices to Wi-Fi
Connectify Hotspot makes all your devices happy. This easy-to-use virtual router application lets you share Internet from your laptop with your smartphone, tablet, media player, e-reader, other laptops, and even your nearby friends. Use it anywhere in the world without restrictions.
Ad Blocking for Client Devices
Connectify Hotspot includes an all new universal ad blocker to prevent annoying and unwanted ads from displaying on devices that join your hotspot! It can even block in-app ads on iPhones, iPads and Android mobile devices!
Bypass Device Restrictions when Connecting to the Internet
Connectify Hotspot makes the Internet traffic look like it's all coming from your computer---even if it's coming from connected devices, like other computers, gaming consoles, smartphones, or smart TVs. This way, you will be able to connect all your devices to the Internet without having to worry about any Internet access restrictions.
Share any Available Connection Over Wi-Fi or Ethernet
Already have a 3G or 4G USB adapter or a tethering plan for your mobile phone? Hotspot PRO and MAX editions allow you to share any Internet connection type, to keep all your devices online wherever you go, either via Wi-Fi or wired Ethernet. You can even share a VPN connection over Wi-Fi to protect all your connected devices.
Avoid Overcharges for Costly Connections
Stuck at a hotel that charges for Internet per-device? Getting into in-flight Wi-Fi? With Connectify Hotspot, join the Wi-Fi, start a hotspot, and get all of your devices online for the price of one.
Bridge Connected Devices to Your Home Network and Fix Strict NAT Issues
Your game consoles and all of your other devices will appear to be on the source network when you're connecting them to Connectify Hotspot MAX in Bridging Mode. Get your Playstation, Xbox, Nintendo and other gaming consoles working on your home network instantly. You can also fix strict NAT issues to get a moderate NAT.
Boost Your Wi-Fi Range Instantly with Wi-Fi Repeater Mode
Extend the range of your existing Wi-Fi network. Connectify Hotspot MAX is the only true Wi-Fi Repeater software for Windows. All your applications work just like they would on the original network, including gaming consoles and streaming media.
Multi-Language, Emoji, and Unicode Support
Connectify Hotspot is available in 10 languages! In addition, your hotspot name (SSID) can now include Unicode characters as well as Emojis!
All-New Dark Mode
Connectify Hotspot includes Light and Dark themes, to match your PC aesthetic. You can switch between them whenever you want, or you can just have it follow the Windows theme.
- 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.
Support for Jumbo Packets: Connectify Hotspot includes a new driver, which supports jumbo Ethernet packets, up to 9,000 bytes per packet, if your internet connection supports them.
Improved Speedify Compatibility: Building on the Jumbo packet support, Speedify and Connectify Hotspot now automatically negotiate packet sizes. This means your hotspot clients really get the full speed, security, and stability benefits of your bonded Speedify connection. Make sure you're up to date with Speedify 10.7 or later.
Faster: Under the covers, Connectify Hotspot is much faster, and uses less CPU.
Better Device Recognition: Even more devices are automatically recognized and given the correct icons and names.