Internet access has become almost a basic need in today’s world. Access to a Wifi hotspot is a great way of accessing Internet services. A Wifi hotspot is simply a small area that has an access to a Wireless Network. There are areas that mostly provide Wifi networks like cafes and airports. Some places even have access to public Wifi. However, those services may not be available in your home, or at another place where you find yourself in need of such.
Routers are known to be the devices that create Wifi networks. However, you don’t have to have a router nearby or own one in order to create a hotspot. You can do this using your PC. You can create a Wifi hotspot and share your Internet connection. You can then use this hotspot with your Mobile phone, media player, e-reader or even with your friends. All you need to have is your PC, an Internet connection and Software that will help you simplify the process.
In this article, I will take you through some of the best Wifi hotspot creation software for PCs.
This is an awesome software to use to turn your PC into a Wifi hotspot. It is just what you need to create a Wifi hotspot. It has a very simple interface and it will only take you a few seconds to create a working Wifi hotspot using this software. It has an important feature that allows you to choose the Internet source that you want to use for your Wifi. When you add a new Internet connection after you have already started the software, all you need to do is click the ‘Refresh’ button next to the Internet Source option. You can then click ‘Start Hotspot’ to start broadcasting Wifi from your PC. This Wifi hotspot should have an Internet connection that can be used by other devices.
You can connect up to 10 devices to its hotspot. You can also limit the number of users who can connect to this hotspot. The software provides you extra features where you can see the Hotspot details like Clients Connected, Data sent, Data received, Total Data Transmitted as well as the Upload and Download Speeds. You can also see the clients connected to your hotspot with their details using this software. The software is compatible with Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 10. It’s also free has a very small size less than 1 Mb!
This is simple but heavy featured software. Its features combined with the fact that it is made available to you for free makes it among the best Wifi hotspot creation tools available out there. It is also compatible with most versions of Windows including Windows 7, Windows 8 as well as Windows 10. It can work on both 32-bit and 64-bit platforms. With it, you can choose to create a new Wifi hotspot or use a hotspot that was previously created in the computer.
As part of its features, it helps you see all the devices connected to the hotspot. Through ‘URL Logging’, it can help you see a list of websites that have been visited during the time that the hotspot was on. This will help you keep track of users that access unwanted/ inappropriate websites. Another important feature of this software is that it can also act as a repeater station for your Wifi connection. Sometimes the signal can become weaker as distance from the router increases. This software can be used as if to strengthen the Signal.
To create a hotspot, just enter the Network Name (SSID) and the Network Key (Min 8 characters), then choose an Internet Connection to share.
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This is another awesome software for sharing a hotspot. It can work on Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 10. It can also be installed on either a 32- bit or 64- bit framework. It has a user-friendly interface that can be used by even the regular user.
With this software, you can easily manage devices connected to your hotspot. In the ‘Client Management’ section, you can rename Nicknames of the connected devices for easier identification. You can block or limit the speeds of devices that are slowing your Internet speed.
This software also has an extra feature that allows you to share videos. You only need to switch on the ‘Share Video’ option. You will then be provided with an IP address. This IP address can then be entered in the browser of the connected device, whether it’s a smartphone or other PC. You can then access videos located in a certain folder through that device.
Considering these amazing features are available for free, this is the software you should use for sharing.
This is very simple Wifi Repeater software. It minimizes its features to just what you need, A Wifi Hotspot Creator. However, that doesn’t mean that it offers nothing else apart from the hotspot.
If you connect devices using this software when you don’t have an internet connection, it allows you to share files between devices. You can also play network games.
This software also acts as a repeater station for your Router. It receives signals from the Router and propagates them using your PC’s Wifi, hence improving the coverage area. It’s a software that will serve you excellently.
This is the only paid software included in my list. For you to access all the features of this hotspot creation software, you have to buy the Pro version of the software. However, a free version with Limited features is available.
The free version of the software has a shut off timer that can be removed by purchasing the Pro Version. The Pro version enables you to share Internet from 3G and 4G devices. However the free version still allows you to share Internet connection from a wired Connection.
It has a simple interface and will allow you to easily connect devices.
You don’t have to have a Wifi Hotspot software for you to create a Wifi Hotspot. However, the software mentioned above make everything easy for you. You don’t have to struggle with commands while you just have software do everything for you. Try some of the software given above and I am confident you will find a favorite.