Hotspots are used to share your data/Internet Connection to your other device. When you turn on Wi-Fi hotspot option your device is literally like a Modem. You might have used or seen the Wi-Fi hotspot option on your phone. But, have you got a bit annoyed by searching for where and how to turn on the Wi-fi hotspot on a Windows 7/8/8.1/10 PC or Laptop? Read the guide below more on that.

 

Connectify

This is the easiest and simplest method to get your hotspot working. Connectify has a simple and intuitive user interface that enables you to start a hotspot with just a click. It does also have lots of options to tinker with, Connectify allows you to change the password and also use it as a Wi-Fi extender or a repeater. But, using it as a Wi-Fi extender needs a premium Connectify account. Click on the Download it here blue text to download Connectify.

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Virtual Router:

 

Virtual Router is the best alternative to use your Windows Laptop/PC as a Wi-Fi hotspot. Virtual Router is so simple and doesn’t have many features as Connectify does. It has the Network Name Or SSID text field to name your Wi-Fi network and a Passphrase box to set the password for the Wi-Fi hotspot. And it’s also an open source application. Click on the Download it here blue text to download Virtual Router.

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That’s it! These are the simplest ways to use your Windows 7,8,8.1,10 PC/ Laptop as a Wi-Fi hotspot. Setting up a Wi-Fi hotspot with Windows’s default settings is a bit of struggle. So this article might help you if you’re trying to set up a Wi-Fi hotspot without messing much with the Windows settings.

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