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Windows 7: Connectify personal wifi hotspot for win 7


13 Feb 2011   #1

Operating System : Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 6.01.7600 SP1 (x64)
 
 
Connectify personal wifi hotspot for win 7

this program connectify will give your second PC / tablet or any other wifi enabled device access to the internet through your pc.

example: your router is downstairs and your pc is on the second floor you are up in the bedroom next to the room with your tablet/device, so you connect using the pc as a hotspot giving you better connection and speed. (its working great on my windows 7 64 bit pc.)

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Connectify - Turn your Windows 7 laptop into a Wi-Fi Hotspot - About


Connectify - Free software downloads and software reviews - CNET Download.com


Connectify - Reviews and free Connectify downloads at Download.com

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Connectify is a free and easy to use software router for Windows 7 computers. With Connectify, 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 Connectify hotspot just like any other Wi-Fi access point and are kept safe and secure by password-protected WPA2 Encryption.




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15 Feb 2011   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by brianzion View Post
this program connectify will give your second PC / tablet or any other wifi enabled device access to the internet through your pc.

example: your router is downstairs and your pc is on the second flour you are up in the bedroom next to the room with your tablet/device, so you connect using the pc as a hotspot giving you better connection and speed. (its working great on my windows 7 64 bit pc.)

LINKS

Connectify - Turn your Windows 7 laptop into a Wi-Fi Hotspot - About


Connectify - Free software downloads and software reviews - CNET Download.com


Connectify - Reviews and free Connectify downloads at Download.com

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Connectify is a free and easy to use software router for Windows 7 computers. With Connectify, 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 Connectify hotspot just like any other Wi-Fi access point and are kept safe and secure by password-protected WPA2 Encryption.
Sad. So much in Windows 7 lies just beneath the surface waiting to be discovered. Opportunistic charlatans write a simple GUI facade and claim that functionality for their own. This is a prime example. With a few simple console commands Windows 7 can do everything that this "connectify" thing can. Try this:

1) Start, type "cmd" and press ctrl+shift+enter. That will run an elevated command prompt and may trigger a User Account Control window.
2) Type "netsh wlan set hostednetwork mode=allow ssid=<name> key=<password>" and press enter. Substitute <name> for the name of the access point you want to create and <password> as it's WPA2-Personal AES passphrase.
3) Type "netsh wlan start hostednetwork" and press enter.
4) Note that an access point named <name> as appeared on other wifi enabled devices nearby.

The same caveats as "connectify" apply: WPA2-Personal encryption using the AES cypher ONLY and you must use a WHQL-certified WiFi adapter and driver.

To disable the access point open an elevated command prompt as in step 1 above, type "netsh wlan set hostednetwork mode=disallow" and press enter.
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15 Feb 2011   #3

Operating System : Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 6.01.7600 SP1 (x64)
 
 

thanks for the reply on this i no windows seven has this function, in my opinion this program makes it that little bit easier for folk that don't no how to set up, or even no it exists as in lots and lots of programs that are developed using windows interface and other operating systems. they mostly are freeware so its not as if they are making money out of those that wish to use such programs to enlighten there pc and internet experience, i speak at my own college lectures on the progress and expansion of program developers for open source software which is highly excepted from all of the students on the progress of there studies. not everything in life has to have a price put on it to make it sociably acceptable. my lectures are also free.
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15 Feb 2011   #4

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

Those commands are well known and also can be looked up and copied from people like Paul Thurrott. This link even has pictures to show how to set this up properly using the command prompt.
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I agree brianzion, the connectify software just makes it easier. Most anything can be done using the command prompt but isn't that what software is for?

Software is something you use if you don't want to memorize or look up a bunch of silly commands in order to perform a simple task.

When the software is free and takes up just about zero space why on earth wouldn't you want to use it?
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15 Feb 2011   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Do you think this program would work properly in windows xp as well?
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15 Feb 2011   #6

Operating System : Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 6.01.7600 SP1 (x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bill View Post
Do you think this program would work properly in windows xp as well?
no bill the developer states that in the website

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What versions of Windows does Connectify run on?

Connectify runs on Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2, both in either 32 or 64 bits.

Does it run on Windows Vista or Windows XP?

Sorry, not at this time. Connectify depends on improvements made in Windows 7 to operate. Frankly, Windows 7 is such a big improvement, that we suggest you're better off upgrading than waiting for us to get all this working on an older version of Windows.
Connectify - Turn your Windows 7 laptop into a Wi-Fi Hotspot - Frequently Asked Questions
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15 Feb 2011   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

I'd rather not install something that wants to install drivers for something that needs none. This connectify thing tried to install two different drivers to perform a function that can be done with only those built into Windows. If this keeps bugging me I'll just write a .net front end that does what connectify does without the need for installation or to even remain present on the system unless you are setting up, tearing down or reconfiguring your access point.
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15 Feb 2011   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by brianzion View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bill View Post
Do you think this program would work properly in windows xp as well?
no bill the developer states that in the website

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What versions of Windows does Connectify run on?

Connectify runs on Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2, both in either 32 or 64 bits.

Does it run on Windows Vista or Windows XP?

Sorry, not at this time. Connectify depends on improvements made in Windows 7 to operate. Frankly, Windows 7 is such a big improvement, that we suggest you're better off upgrading than waiting for us to get all this working on an older version of Windows.
Connectify - Turn your Windows 7 laptop into a Wi-Fi Hotspot - Frequently Asked Questions
That's what bugs me! They are disingenuous about what their software does. There's virtually NO CHANCE that they would ever get this working on XP since their software is essentially just smoke and mirrors...
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17 Feb 2011   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Bummer - Was looking to get this running on XP so I that could run it on a netbook and play around with it.

Bill
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24 Jun 2011   #10

windows 7 home basic 64 bit
 
 

hi i have a windows 7 home basic laptop with a reliance usb broadband modem and i am using connectify software to connect my android mobile via wifi but when i am connecting to internet my laptop reboot with a blue screen kindly help my email id is ankit_8616@yahoo.com
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