With Connectify, you can turn your Windows 7 laptop into a WiFi Hotspot. The Connectify software will turn your Windows 7 laptop into a WiFi Hotspot to share the Internet with friends, co-workers, and mobile devices.Connectify is running in the Notification Tray next to the system clock. It might not be visible, because Windows 7 has cleaned up the Notification Tray to hide the icons that you don't frequently use. If you click on the small white triangle it will show all of the icons, including the Connectify radio wave icon (circled in this picture).To ensure that Connectify stays visible, select "Customize". Find Connectify in the list of programs and select "Show icons and notifications".To get started, click on the Connectify logo in the Notification Tray.
1. Select the Internet connection you wish to share
2. Choose a name for your new wireless network
3. Choose a wireless passphrase
4. If the Mode box is visible, select "Access Point" if it is in the menu, otherwise, use "Ad Hoc".
5. Press the Start Hotspot Sharing button to turn on your wireless network
6. Now, from your other devices, you can see your wireless network. Choose to join it, and enter the wireless passphrase to connect.Nothing happens when I press the button to start the hotspot. What gives?
There are 2 main reasons for this.
* You have multiple network connections bridged. Connectify needs these to be disabled
* Internet Connection Sharing (ICS) is disabled by your administration. Contact your local network/system admin to see if they can turn it on.Connectify works with all WiFi cards under Windows 7. Any card can do "Ad Hoc" mode, and Windows 7 certified cards can also do "Access Point" mode.The single biggest difference between the two modes is that Access Point mode allows you to actually share a WiFi connection from the same WiFi card that you are using to access the WiFi network. Ad Hoc mode needs the Internet connection to come from another card (Ethernet, cellular or a second WiFi card in your computer).Access Point Mode Devices
Connectify's Access Point mode works with new Windows 7 logo-tested WiFi devices, and many older devices that have compatible Windows 7 drivers.These devices are known to be compatible:
1. Atheros AR5005G/AR5005GS (as in the TP-Link TL-WN651G)
2. Atheros AR5006EX (mini-PCIe card with driver version
3. Atheros AR5007EG with firmware
4. Atheros AR5009 802.11a/g/n WiFi Adapter
5. Atheros AR9285
6. Broadcom 4310-series (in many Dell laptops)
7. D-link AirPlus G DWL-G510 Wireless PCI Adapter (driver version
8. Dell 1510 Wireless N adapter, Broadcom version, with Broadcom_BCM43xx_5.60.18.8_win6x.exe from
9. Intel 5100/5300 (with latest drivers from Intel's site, version, 64bit systems only)
10. Ralink RT2870 (in many 802.11n USB dongles)
11. Realtek RTL8187B (Win7 driver ver.1178)
12. Realtek RTL8187SE (with the drivers that came with Windows 7)
13. Realtek RTL8192u with 1370(Beta)


License Type:Freeware

Date Added:08 November, 2012




Size:6.2 MB

Platform: Macintosh

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