Sometimes,we have excess data on your modem or we only have one LAN cable to connect our system and we want to browse with our smartphones using our PC’s internet access or to share the data with other nearby laptops, tablets and other devices. This can be done by simply making our PC a Wi-Fi hotspot and then, connecting the other devices.
Setting up our PC to be a Wi-Fi hotspot can be done manually using the Command Prompt which is very tedious and uneasy. But, some apps have been developed to help us set up this Wi-Fi hotspot without much stress.
Note: This can be setup only on laptops and. desktop computers that have inbuilt Wi-Fi cards or adapters.
1. Connectify App: This is one of the earliest and best Wi-Fi hotspot app. It offers a lite free version that can be upgraded to Pro version which costs some cash anyways. It also has a feature known as DISPATCH which helps combine all available internet connections into one, to boost your browsing speed.
2. Virtual Router plus: Is also a free, portable open source project that acts as a virtual software router that turns your computer into a Wi-Fi hotspot.
3. mHotspot: This app has a unique way of allowing you play multiplayer games over Wi-Fi. It requires no installation, connects up to 10 devices and views the details of connected devices.