General discussion

best free wifi hotspot software for pc?

Hi guys, I find some software which can turn my windows laptop into a wifi hotspot. It seems that there is not big difference between these software: My WIFI Router, connectify, WiFi Hotspot Creator. They are all free. Do you use these virtual wifi router software? which one do you like? which internet speed is the fastest? Should I buy a router? I think they are very portable!

Discussion is locked
Reply to: best free wifi hotspot software for pc?
PLEASE NOTE: Do not post advertisements, offensive materials, profanity, or personal attacks. Please remember to be considerate of other members. If you are new to the CNET Forums, please read our CNET Forums FAQ. All submitted content is subject to our Terms of Use.
Reporting: best free wifi hotspot software for pc?
This post has been flagged and will be reviewed by our staff. Thank you for helping us maintain CNET's great community.
Sorry, there was a problem flagging this post. Please try again now or at a later time.
If you believe this post is offensive or violates the CNET Forums' Usage policies, you can report it below (this will not automatically remove the post). Once reported, our moderators will be notified and the post will be reviewed.
- Collapse -
I find them all unsupportable and never a best in the lot.

I see you noted that one so go look at Virtual Router as well.

As to your speed tests, try them and see?

- Collapse -
You need a connection to the

internet to be able to share it. Cable internet connections are the fastest with some offering 100 MBPS speed but you have to share it. DSL is not as fast but you don't share the network. I myself have roadrunner lightning 50 MBPS with options up to 100 MBPS.

You can purchase a Wireless N router for less then 50. You can set your security with passwords. I recommend a router for use at home. The reason to use virtual wifi is if you only have a wired connection. But having a router gives you one level of security over using a virtual wifi setup. The pc you use to setup the virtual wifi is directly on the internet and with a visible IP address. If you have a router the pc's behind the router are protected by the router.

CNET Forums