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Turn your Windows 8 Laptop into a Wi-Fi Hotspot (How to)

If your Internet connection is particularly zippy, you might want to share it with your family members or friends by creating your own hotspot. You can do that very simply with a free application called Connectify Hotspot. All you need is a PC or laptop running Windows 8 or Windows 7, with built-in Wi-Fi card or adapter, and the free version of Connectify Hotspot.
Connectify is a free software router that lets you wirelessly share your internet connection with friends, co-workers and mobile devices. Though the free version has limited features, it is enough for normal use.

Setting up the Hotspot is very straightforward. Download and install the application. Then, just enter a password, choose the connection you want to share and click Start Hotspot. That’s it!


Other people are then able to find your Wi-Fi hotspot and they can log into your hotspot using your password.

You can buy the ad free pro edition, which offers more features and customization options for 19.5. The application can be downloaded free at developer's website.

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