WiFi HotSpot Creator: Turn Windows PC or Laptop into a WiFi Hotspot

From laptops, cell phone, tablet to TV’s and recently the camera too, every device is Wi-Fi certified. This 802.11 technology has made our life simple by providing internet on every device. WiFi routers have become among the basic needs of the house-hold. What if you don’t have a router and still have WiFi devices?

There is no need to buy any separate hardware for it, your WiFi certified PC or Laptop can act as a WiFi router. With the announcement of Windows 8, I was expecting Microsoft to integrate this functionality as a one-click native feature in the new operating system. Even though, this didn’t happen, there are a few third-party applications which have made it possible.

Turn Windows PC into a WiFi hotspot

Here’s how to turn your PC or Laptop into a WiFi hotspot.

WiFi HotSpot Creator is an easy to use and simple application for Windows that will turn your PC with a wireless card or Laptop into a WiFi hotspot. This application works on the same technology used in the WiFi routers and uses your DSL, Cable, Mobile Broadband Card, Dial-Up, etc any of these connections to create a hotspot and that too without any need of extra hardware.

WiFi HotSpot Creator

Step One: Download, Install and Run WiFi HotSpot Creator

Step Two: Under WiFi Name, type a name for your network. (WiFi network will appear on your devices with this name)

Step Three: Type a password to ensure the security.

Step Four: Select the network card that your PC or Laptop is using.

Step Five: Select the maximum number of users that will connect to the WiFi.

Step Six: Click the Start button.

Step Seven: That’s it. Your PC or Laptop has started working as a WiFi hotspot. Use your devices to discover the network.

WiFi HotSpot Creator software download

Even though, there are many such applications, WiFi HotSpot Creator is very easy to use solution and works on the one-click action principle. You can download it here.

UPDATE: It does not give you the option to opt out of the crapware, hence the link has been removed. See how to Enable Internet Connection Sharing & Create a Wi-Fi hotspot in Windows 8 natively instead.

It works on any Windows PC or Laptop (including Windows 8) – the only basic requirement is a Wireless Network Card and .NET Framework 4 installed. If you have it, you are good to go!

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Varad Choudhari is a tech enthusiast and gadget freak to the core. All things digital, that’s what he always think about. He enjoys blogging about Tablets, Mobile Phones and other gadgets - and is pretty impressed with the new Windows Phone platform.
  • Stan

    Nice, thank you for sharing! =)

  • Ash

    Thanks for the tip… simple and practical.

  • Thomas Beling

    Step 4: How do I figure that out? Where have I to look for this information?

  • http://profiles.google.com/endykun.siffredy Stephane Rivoire

    seriously??? did u see how much crapware that thing wants to install if you don’t decline everything!!!!
    recommand connectify at least…

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1589618778 Varad Choudhari

    Thanks for the tip. Yes, Connectify is far more powerful and feature-rich than the former option, but it is complex to set up.To keep things simple I’ve recommended this.

  • http://profiles.google.com/endykun.siffredy Stephane Rivoire

    i have to say that i installed this and yes it works like it should but really it’s insane how much crap it wants to install
    use adwcleaner after install even if u checked all decline

  • Xantes

    The best app for Internet Connection Sharing for turning any PC into a wireless router is “Maryfi”. Everything else is a compromise!

  • Martink

    Is it because of the crapware F-Secure claims the site has harmful?

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  • Chris

    http://virtualrouter.codeplex.com is another great application for turning your computer into a Wifi Hotspot. It also works with both Windows 7 and Windows 8!

  • Jason

    You are basically promoting crapware with this article. The amount of junk this piece of SW wants to install (which did NOT work BTW) is ridiculous. You’ve lost my trust in your articles…

  • Mujtaba

    how i can download it?
    Please send me its URL!

  • …….What will i do now?????

    no network card is found in my

  • Rap

    But fails on many PC’s

  • Nikhil

    no network card is found in my

  • tarfa

    can i use the hotspot on windows 7?

  • tk

    Didn’t work with USB modem.

  • naitik bhavsar

    what is network card
    pls tell me

  • Roman Rage

    Really helpful guidelines.

    It worked for me. thanks for the guidelines.Please have a look here too : http://www.thegeekyglobe.com/easy-steps-to-use-windows-8-laptop-as-wi-fi-hotspot.html


  • Neha Dudeja

    Network Card is not searching any connection

  • T.Karthik
  • mubi rana

    i can use my broad band connection for virtual router. is there any software for this? because all the software i installed are local area connection sported :(

  • Jellal

    Hey guys, there is a problem in my hotspot creator… i downloaded the first version of this wifi creator. so far its working properly in the past 6 months after downloading then my cousin downloaded mHotspot to my laptop, then my wifi hotspot creator has gone nuts.. you can only select the network card by running the program as administrator then a dialog box appeared and saying “there was a problem starting the connection”. i was really bugged by this issue, Pls help me.. i tried all of the things google has provided as answers to my problem but it was no luck, If anyone has the same problem and has answers on how to solve this problem, pls kindly help me… this is my Y.Mail : johnmarte30@yahoo.com Thanks..

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