Almost every smartphone today comes with a built-in Wi-Fi hotspot that allows them to connect to other nearby devices and share content along with Internet connection.
We can’t say the same about Windows laptops, and as such, that is where Baidu Wi-Fi Hotspot app comes in. It designed to perform in the same manner as a built-in Wi-Fi hotspot on smartphone and tablet devices.
Baidu Wi-Fi Hotspot
Once kicked into gear, the Baidu Wi-Fi Hotspot app will act as a virtual Wi-Fi network that will allow other devices such as smartphones and tablets to connect. The app should work wonders when away from home, and if the laptop is connected wirelessly to a 4G network or is tethered to a wired network.
Some might say, why not just connect the smartphones and or tablets directly to the 4G connection. Well, one should bear in mind that these mobile devices tend to have less battery capacity when compared to a laptop. Furthermore, they also use less battery power when connected to Wi-Fi rather than 4G.
When launching the app for the first time, it detects the Wi-Fi adapter and automatically creates a virtual network. The user will not have to set a password since it is already done. However, the option is there to change both the password and the Service Set Identifier (SSID.)
Any connected device can be viewed from the panel, and they can be easily blocked or blacklisted if the user doesn’t want them on his or her network.
Most interestingly, however, is the fact that Baidu Wi-Fi Hotspot allows the user to send files over the network to connected devices. These options are called, “Get The File From Phone” and “Send File To Phone.” The transfer is done by accessing a special web page via the mobile or desktop web browsers.
Baidu Wi-Fi Hotspot is a great Wi-Fi hotspot app with several features that makes it more than what it sets out to do. This should work wonders for folks looking for a basic Wi-Fi management app because sometimes managing the connection from the router itself can be a pain.
It would be great if the developers choose to transform the app into a complete and full-fledged Wi-Fi management tool, but we doubt this would happen since doing so would likely take away the ease of use that we’ve come to enjoy.
We suggest giving Baidu Wi-Fi Hotspot a test drive to see if it is right for you. Folks can download the app right here.
Here is a list of some more free WiFi HotSpot software that may interest you.