Today’s video is for WI-Fi aficionados and for those who want to transform a laptop or desktop PC into a real WiFi hotspot without having to shell out quite a bit of money from their bank to buy a WiFi router device. As well as this video is also for those who are not happy with Connectify or cannot afford to buy its pro version and today’s list of 5 best and free alternatives to Connectify will put an end on your search of a better Connectify alternative.
Before proceeding furthermore, I would like to make it clear that you need to install a USB WI-Fi adapter or a PCI-E WI-Fi card in your desktop computer, If you want to use WiFi or create a virtual WiFi hotspot on a desktop PC, In case your desktop PC did not come with this facility. You can find further details about USB WI-Fi adapter or a PCI-E WI-Fi card in video description. If you use a laptop, you don’t need to spend money on buying anything else. As nearly every laptop has a built in WiFi adapter.
You need a good virtual wifi hotspot creator, If you want to create a WiFi hotspot on your PC? For an example, Connectify is one of the most used and famous software that is designed to turn a Windows PC into a WiFi Hotspot. But on the other hand, its freeware version has some limitations and bothers its users a lot while using it and forces you buy Connectify Pro version.
I took this into consideration and compiled a list of 5 best and free alternatives to Connectify after testing on my PC. Let’s go through this list.
Baidu PC Faster is a very popular free PC optimization software. But in addition to its PC tuning up features, Baidu PC Faster also puts a WiFi hotspot creator called Baidu WiFi Hotspot at your disposal. One of the best things about Baidu WiFi Hotspot is that, This free alternative to Connectify Hotspot is very easy to use and intelligent and It makes required settings on its own. You don’t need to dig into complicated settings. Windows XP, Vista, Windows 7, 8 and Windows 10 users can use Baidu WiFi Hotspot to share their internet connection via WiFi hotspot. There are no ad, no annoying promotional banners and notifications.
LionScripts Wifi Hotspot Creator is another one of Connectify alternative programs. LionScripts WI-Fi Hotspot Creator is available in free and paid versions. If you go for this alternative, Be ready to see a harmless ad inside this virtual WiFi hotspot creator program. Though program forces its users to spend some money to remove the ad, But does not annoy you while using it. before using it, I did not have to make required settings, though, But as per official website, You may need to dig into the settings. LionScripts Wifi Hotspot Creator supports Windows vista, 7, 8 and Windows 10. Its ad-free version available for 11$.
Seventh Gate is another free yet effective and easy to use alternative to Connectify me. This free alternative to Connectify comes under Microsoft Public License and available to use for XP, Vista, Windows 7, 8 and Windows 10. While testing Seventh Gate, I did not have to make settings and it worked smoothly for me. You will find no ad in it.
Although Maryfi is one of the best and free alternatives to Connectify me and works very well to share your internet connection with Tablet devices, PCs and high-end smart phones by creating a virtual WiFi hotspot. But you will have to play with the settings. Maryfi requires making some settings in local area connection and then it works great. But downside is that you may face problems, If you use multiple internet connections on your PC. Once you make required settings, Maryfi performs perfectly. Maryfi is designed for Windows XP, Vista and Windows 7. And according to the official website, You are out of luck, If you use Windows 7 Starter.
Although Wifi HotSpot Pro is a free alternative to Connectify, But it’s not available to use for all Microsoft Windows version users. Actually Wi-Fi HotSpot Pro is a Windows 8 app and mere Windows 8 and 8.1 users can use WI-Fi HotSpot Pro to create a virtual WiFi hotspot in order to share their internet connection with others.
I hope you will find today’s list of 5 free and best alternatives to Connectify me helpful and useful. I know there are a load of free virtual WiFi hotspot creator programs available out there. Reason behind sharing aforementioned programs is that these are free, easy to use and free of spyware, adware, viruses and other hacking tools. If you use or know about any other free, good and easy to use virtual WiFi hotspot creator program, then please do share with me and others by using the comment section. Stay tuned and stay blessed.