Free WiFi Hotspot Softwares
We’ve already written a tutorial on how to create Wi-Fi hotspot in Windows 10 / Windows 8, but that was a process which involved CMD. These softwares work on most operating systems and can be used to create wifi hotspot.
#1 MaryFi (Free)
Maryfi is a free and easy to use virtual router software creator for Windows 7 , 8 and 8.1 computers. With Maryfi, users can wirelessly share any Internet connection: a cable modem, a cellular card, or even another Wi-Fi network. Other Wi-Fi enabled devices including laptops, smart phones, music players, and gaming systems can see and join your Maryfi hotspot just like any other Wi-Fi access point and are kept safe and secure by password-protected WPA2 Encryption. MaryFi works in case you are using proxy or even vpn connection.
And the best part is that, in spite of being free to use, MaryFi will not put some ads to disappoint your user experience.
#2 mHotspot (Free)
mHotspot is a completely free software which converts your windows 7 & 8 laptop into a virtual wifi router and creates a secure wifi hotspot.
You can share single internet connection(LAN, Ethernet, Data-Card, 3G/4G, Wifi) for multiple devices like Laptops, iPhones, Android phones, PDAs, iPads etc.
No router or external hardware is required apart from your existing one.
#3 My WIFI Router (Free)
My WiFi Router is a lightweight application that mimics a physical WiFi router and then turns your PC into a Wi-Fi Hotspot.
With My WiFi Router you can share a single internet connection (LAN, Ethernet, Data-Card, 3G/4G, Wifi) with multiple devices such as laptops, smartphones, android phones, PDAs, and iPads. Not only can you share the connection, but you can also share videos across those connected devices too.
#4 MyPublicWiFi (Free)
MyPublicWiFi is a simple and unobtrusive application that turns your laptop/PC into a Wi-Fi wireless access point. The MyPublicWiFi Firewall can also be used to restrict user access to specific servers, and you can prevent the use of services such as file sharing applications. For added peace of mind, MyPublicWiFi also allows you to record and track all visited URL pages on your virtual WIFI-Hotspot too.
#5 Connectify (Paid)
Unlike the aforementioned hotspot creation tools, Connectify is a paid software to create WiFi hotspot, despite the fact that a free version with less features are available. For instance, if you are going for Pro, you can remove hotspot shut-off timer and share internet from both 3G and 4G devices. So, if you are going with the basic plan, you’ll be able to share your wired internet connection. Plus, Connectify works fine with both Windows 7 and 8 PCs. When we do compare Connectify with other tools out there, however, the inability to share internet connection from a 3G or 4G device is obviously a disadvantage. So, the rest of the software can be termed as good alternatives to Connectify because they are free and offer more features as well. The Manual Way (Creating WiFi Hotspot without installing any software) So, now, you have a list of top best WiFi hotspot software for Windows and these apps will let you do the job in a single click. Yet, if you are not in a situation to download these tools and create a hotspot, there is a manual method using Windows Command Prompt.