Share Wireless Connection From Your Laptop As a WiFi Hotspot

Here’s one hell of a fast way to share your internet connection with other devices, without need for a wireless router. It’s simple. You use your laptop as a WiFi hotspot instead.

This post will be unusually short, since there really isn’t much to explain. Just type, click, and you’re ready to go.

WiFi HotSpot Creator is a small (374 KB) and free application that makes it all easy and fast.

What you see above in the screenshot is all. That’s all there is to it.

1. Type the name of WiFi connection that you want to create.
This name will appear to other devices when they search for a wireless hotspot. What you type in here is not really important. It can be anything you want it to be.

2. Type your desired password into the Passphrase field. Other devices will use this password to be able to use your shared internet connection via WiFi.

3. From the NIC drop-down choose the way your laptop is currently connected to internet. For example, if you are connected via WiFi, you choose “Wireless Network Connection”. If you get access to internet via LAN cable, then you choose that one.

Notice that you can share your “Wired” connection with other devices “Wirelessly”. Your laptop will transmit WiFi signal and therefore other devices will be able to connect to internet, even if your laptop is connected to internet via cable.

One bad thing

One thing that I didn’t like about this app, is that it installs a browser toolbar without even asking you.

If you use Google Chrome, you don’t need to worry, but in other browsers, you will notice additional toolbar has been installed. That’s not a big problem though, you can easily uninstall it from the browser options.

Download link below

Download WiFi Hotspot Creator here.

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18 Responses
  • Mr. Husic Reply

    Definitely one refreshing and interesting article. Although I have wireless hotspot at home I will try this. Congrats on nice article :)

    • Dennis Reply

      Yeah, even if you have wireless hotspot, you can use your laptop to spread signal to a wider area, so it can be something like a repeater… Try it out and you will see.

      • Mr. Husic Reply

        Yeah it works :D I can now spread internet through the entire street with the help of this one.

  • Michael Reply

    Great! Now I can finally get rid of my wireless router and use my laptop instead. Thanks for writing this post.

  • abhishek Reply

    actually you dont need another software for it. Windows 7 has this as in built feature called ad-hoc network.

    • Dennis Reply

      Actually, you DO need.
      Ad-hoc networks enables you to connect multiple LAPTOPS with Windows 7. That means, you can’t connect any other device except laptops, and they specifically have to have Windows 7 installed.
      So, that means, no smartphones, no iPads, not anything else can use that wireless connection except Windows 7 laptop.

      This software enables you to create a wireless hotspot for ALL devices in your home or workplace. No matter which operating system they use or if they’re tablets or phones…

      • radynx Reply

        no u wrong, i always use ad-hoc ICS to share internet for my apple iphone.. but my android(samsung galaxy mini device) cant search ad-hoc.. i thinks it depends on OS device.. also my friends use win XP n get ad-hoc.. we always play lan game or internet online games via ad-hoc ICS.. u lack of experience dude

  • ribic.e Reply

    One of the best articles I’ve ever read.

    Thank you very much Gennice.

  • Symorgh Reply

    Great article, loved it:D keep doing like that mate:)

  • khenz knight Reply

    i use a usb internet broadband on my laptop.. is it possible to share my internet through wifi using this software?

    • Dennis Reply

      Yes, it is possible. You can share any internet connection as described above.

  • eM J@Y Reply

    i can’t able to access the internet but i can get the wifi signal properly..

    please do replay

    thanks and regards

    • Dennis Reply

      Check your main WiFi device and see if the Internet sharing option is enabled. From your description, as far as I can see, it seems to be disabled, and that’s why your other devices can’t connect to the internet, even if they have the connection to your main WiFi device.

  • Mayank Reply

    It was working properly earlier, But now after clicking on start button it got stuck on starting mode and never connects, I tried uninstalling n re installing also but still the results are same :( .. Please suggest

  • Rodney Reply

    WOW. absolutely amazing!!!
    this is exactly what i was looking for.
    thank you!!!

  • John Le Reply

    I tried but when I click to start the Hotspot, it’s always showed as starting … I waited for 10 minutes but it was not up. Can anyone tell me why?

  • Muhammad Surana Reply

    I love u bro,,thx

  • Conrad Bersamin Reply

    Have error en-counting. error message: There was a problem starting the connection.

    hope to resolve, thanks

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