Most people are already aware of the application Connectify Hotspot which lets them share their internet connection with other computers connected through some kind of network.
I would like to present a very simple alternative for those of you who use Connectify to share your internet over WiFi. Follow these steps to create your own WiFi hotspot and share your internet connection:
- Run CMD as an administrator. (Right click on your desktop and hit “New” -> “Shortcut”. Put “cmd” in the box and hit enter twice. Now, right click that shortcut and click “Run as administrator”.)
- Type the following to configure your network:
netsh wlan set hostednetwork mode=”allow” ssid=”your hotspot name” key=”password for the hotspot”
- Start you hotspot by entering the following:
netsh wlan start hostednetwork
- Stop your hotspot by entering:
netsh wlan stop hostednetwork
Easy, isn’t it? You can save this command in a .bat file which can save you the effort of typing it all the next time you need it. Connectify Hotspot allows the user to share the computer’s internet over any network connected to the computer. You can download a light version for it from its site. The light version is free to download and use. Although it lacks some advanced features, you will have no problem sharing your internet.
Connectify Dispatch is an entirely different application which is used to combine multiple internet connections to obtain a high speed connection. You can download its light version and try it as well.