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Connectify is offering free accounts until October 15th to students with .edu addresses, allowing them to set up free Wi-Fi hotspots for their devices. Students can sign up for the service for free and receive their Connectify Pro license here by using their .edu email address.

The folks at Connectify know that many colleges only offer one ethernet port per resident and that with mobile devices and Xboxes in the dorm room it’s difficult to co-ordinate Internet access for all of the devices you own. Their Wi-Fi hotspot service makes it easy to set up a hotspot – and with this back-to-school promotion it’s possible to use the service for free!

Connectify works by turning your Windows laptop into a secure Wi-Fi hotspot which you can then use to connect your other Internet-enabled devices.

Check out Connectify’s introductory video.


Many workers who are on the road a lot also use Connectify to ensure Internet access for all of their devices in hotel rooms.

Connectify can also be used to create a Wi-Fi hotspot even when there’s no Internet access at all. This means you can still share files between your devices easily.

The free student license lasts until 01/01/12 and Connectify Pro accounts will normally cost $29.99.

Non-students can use the EARLYBIRD code to receive $10 off the Connectify Pro license.

Source: Connectify

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  1. Mud
    September 17, 2011 at 8:37 pm

    I use Virtual Router.  Does the same thing, and it's completely free.  Only works on Windows 7, if I understand correctly, though.

  2. Nea
    September 17, 2011 at 10:36 am

    If the college only offers ethernet, it's not a great college.

    • Angela Alcorn
      September 17, 2011 at 5:48 pm

      They can't all be perfect. :)

  3. Anon
    September 17, 2011 at 3:47 am

    I'm actually having a problem connecting to the wi-fi hotspot created by Connectify using my iPod touch 4th gen.. anyone?