How can I use my desktop or notebook as a wireless hotspot for other devices?

Ahmed Jamal October 18, 2011

Is there a way to use the data connection on my computer as a wireless hotspot, so that my other device like mobile phones can connect to this network for web surfing and downloading files or apps? I know this hotspot feature is available in most mobile phones today, but is this type of feature also available for computers?

  1. Jay
    October 19, 2011 at 6:07 am

    for all the versions xp, vista, 7 : http:

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  2. Mike
    October 19, 2011 at 5:46 am

    The most popular choices to turn your computer or notebook into a hotspot are Connectify and Virtual Router.

    There is also articles about Virtual Router here on MUO.

    Virtual Router requires Windows 7 or later, Connectify also works with Windows XP but only allows a Ad-hoc (single device to device) connection there.
    Both obviously require your computer having a Wireless card installed.