The Best WiFi Hotspot Software in Windows Laptop or Desktop

Wi-Fi device has been popular and common in our daily life now. Especially, smart-phone is the most popular Wi-Fi device. Many people hope their mobile phone can link to the Internet via Wi-Fi for data bill saving. Besides, other devices such as tablet computer, digital camera, even some household appliances need to use Wi-Fi for powerful performance.

So, it is common that many users want to create a free WiFi hotspot in Windows PC including laptop and desktop. Other device can link to this hotspot via computer which has been link to the Internet.

Actually, this is a good idea, because you can save your mobile phone data cost. When you use the WiFi hotspot created in Windows 10/8.1/7/XP computer, you can make your smart-phone and other Wi-Fi enabled devices can share the Internet.

How to create a free WiFi hotspot on Windows PC

Honestly, turning Windows 10/8.1/7/XP computer into WiFi hotspot is not as difficult as you think. You can learn the official ways in my other posts to make a WiFi hotspot in your Windows laptop, desktop or notebook. However, some user still thinks that those manual ways are a bit difficult or trouble; because they need to type many commend prompts.

Hopefully, we can use software for Windows Wi-Fi hotspot to make operations easier. There are many similar programs in the market, but I tried to use some of them, and found two of them are the best.

The Best software to Set up Windows 10/8.1/7/XP Computer WiFi hotspot

1.OSToto Hotspot

OSToto Hotspot is a new brand product for WiFi hotspot creating in Windows 10/8.1/7/XP. It can help users create a free WiFi hotspot in computer including Asus/Dell/HP/Acer/Lenovo/Toshiba/Samsung/Vaio with one click. This program is safe to use. With WPA2 PSK password protection, it keeps freeloaders out, which means no one can connect to your wireless hotspot without your permission.

With OSToto Hotspot, download—Install—turn on. Only 3 steps, you can share Internet via Windows computer for other devices freely.

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2.Connectify Hotspot

Connectify Hotspot is a program which has a good reputation for WiFi hotspot work. This program has many functions about wireless connection for network. The most basic feature is also creating a Wi-Fi hotspot in Windows computer. Of course, there is no free lunch in the world. Connectify Hostpot is not freeware as OSToto Hotspot. So, if you want to use more advanced features, you need pay for this program.

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Choose what you want for WiFi Hotspot Creator for Windows PC

As for me, OSToto Hotspot is good enough for me to make WiFi hostpot in Windows. And the most important is it is a freeware and will have improvement in the future. Anyway, you can choose them based on your need. If you know other better programs, share your opinions to me.

Turn on WiFi Hotspot on Windows 10/8.1/8/7/XP Computer

For convenience and money saving, many users want to share computer Internet for smart-phone, music players, game players,etc. Indeed, it is very easy to turn on a Wi-Fi hotspot on Windows 10/8.1/8/7/XP laptop, desktop computer.

Gerneral ways to Create WiFi Hotspot on Windows Computer

Officially in different versions of Windows system, the ways to turn Windows PC into a free WiFi hotspot have diffirences.

1.Create a WiFi hotspot on Windows 10/8.1

Windows 10 is announced as the best Windows system so far. So, for WiFi hotspot creating is easy. In Windows 10, we can make use of virtual network to share Internet via wireless network.

First step, call out command prompt as administratior. Pressing Win+X can open it quickly. After comand editting windows appear, enter the following command in your command prompt windows: “netsh wlan set hostednetwork mode=allow ssid=YourSSIDName key=YourKey”. You can name the SSID based on your need, and the key can be created by yourself as well.

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Well, if you make sure you have set everything, press enter, the system will create Wi-Fi hotspot in your Windows 10 computer, finally, enter the following command to start Wi-Fi connection.

“netsh wlan start hostednetwork”

The way to build free WiFi hotspot in Windows 8.1/8 is the same as in Windows 10.

2.Build Free WiFi hotspot in Windows 7 laptop, desktop and notebook

Virtual network begin from Windows 7, we can use Ad-hoc to make WiFi hotspot in Windows 7 computer.

Step 1: Go to “Manage wireless network” in network sharing center.

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Step 2. Click on the “Add” button to add a wireless network.

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Step 3. Click on “Create an ad hoc network” and you will get a message instructing you of what and ad hoc network is. Click on “Next”.

Step 4. Enter a name and passphrase for the network and it’ll appear in the list of wireless networks.

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You need to make sure to activate the “Allow other network users to connect through this computer’s internet connection” checkbox.

For Windows XP WiFi hotspot, you can make it in the following way.

Easiest and Fastest way to make Windows 10/8.1/8/7/XP Free Wi-Fi Hotspot

I think the official ways to create a free WiFi hotspot in Windows PC are a little complicated. Indeed, we can use a freeware for WiFi hotspot creating in Windows to share Internet.

OSToto Hotspot can instantly start the Wi-Fi hotspot and transform your desktop into a wireless router. This utility works for all Windows OS, like Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows XP and Windows Vista.

This tool support all computer including Asus/Dell/Acer/HP/Lenovo/Toshiba/Samsung/Vaio, etc.

For desktop computer, if you still want to share Internet via WiFi, you can use a USB wireless network adapter.

How to Create Free and Safe WiFi Hotspot on Windows 8/8.1

Most people have a number of data for surfing the Internet in smart-phone, tablet. However, the data is limited and sometimes we need to cost a lot of money for it. So, when we are at home, we may hope that smart-phone, tablet or other WiFi enable devices can share Internet via laptop,desktop and notbook computer.

In fact, it is easy, although you don’t have wireless router. Let me tell you how to create a WiFi hotspot on Windows 8/8.1.

What Do You Prepare for Windows 8/8.1 WiFi Hotspot creating

Firstly, you need to do preparations. As we are creating a Wi-Fi hotspot on Windows 8/8.1 computer, you must operate on a Windows 8/8.1 laptop,desktop or notebook computer! And then, you need to make sure your computer link to network via wire. If your want yourWindows 8/8.1 desktop computer become WiFi hotspot, you need a USB wireless network adapter for WiFi signal boardcasting. OK! Hardware has been ready. Now you need a useful WiFi tool to turn Windows 8/8.1 laptop,desktop.notebook into a WiFi hotspot.

Many users know that CMD commends can share Windows 8/8.1 wireless network. However, I think this way may be not convenient, and this WiFi signal is not so safe and stable. So, it is remmended to use WiFi creator program.

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How to Use Program to Create a Safe WiFi Hotspot in Windows 8/8.1

You have many choices for WiFi hotspot creator. As for me I prefer to a small but useful tool named OSToto Hotspot. It can create a free and safe WiFi hotspot on Windows XP/7/8/8.1/10 laptop,desktop including Asus, Acer, Dell, Lenobvo,HP,Toshiba,Samsung,etc.

Step 1: Download and install OSToto Hotspot to your Windows 8 PC including Asus/Dell/Acer/HP/Lenovo/Samsung/Sony.etc.

Step 2: Launch this program in your computer, and Wi-Fi hotspot will turn on automatically.

Step 3: You can change the SSID and key of the hotspot, and then search the signal with the device you want to connect to Internet

Hey, have you learn how to set WiFi hotspot on Windows 8 computer?