Connectify: Turn your PC Into a Wireless Access Point

Israel Nicolas 06-11-2009

Connectify is a desktop tool that turn your pc/laptop into a wireless access point. Working essentially as a front end for Window 7’s “virtual wi-fi” feature, Connectify allows you to share the internet connection of your laptop with other users.


It is also handy for keeping all your mobile devices connected from one internet source without having to rely on wireless routers.

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Connectify is one of the first tools that uses the power of mesh networking. The idea behind mesh networks is that every pc/laptop can become a wi-fi hotspot, ensuring not only a steady internet connection but also allow integration of different devices without having to set up anything.

Once installed, Connectify sits in your system tray. To start a hotspot, just fill in your preferred Wi-Fi name and your pass phrase, and then click the large button to turn the hotspot on. Other devices will immediately detect your created hotspot and they can join in using the password that you supplied.

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You can also use Connectify to start your home network to share files and printers without using a router.


  • Create a wi-fi hotspot from your pc/laptop in an instant.
  • Created hotspots require WPA passphrases for better security.
  • Connect and sync your wi-fi enabled devices without using cords, blue tooth, or wireless router.
  • Works with Windows 7 (only).

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  1. sherabpuntsok
    December 22, 2016 at 4:56 am

    Hi there,

    My laptop using Windows 7 7601 is recently installed with your software. I installed Connectify HotSpot on 21-Dec-2016. Today is 22-Dec-2016.

    The laptop freezed 2 times with unknown reason. (Before that, never experienced like that.)

    Connectify itself stopped working for no reason once. (Leading to a reboot.)

    Mobile phone connected to Connectify Hotspot constantly drops. I looked at the Q & A on your webpage, it suggested me to install Wifi Analyzer of which I did followed. A great tool that showed Connectify is magnifying the WiFi signal greatly, and also see other signals from my neighbours.

    A question of interest, since the Connectify HotSpot signal is so strong, why it keep dropping connection to my mobile phone?

    If this is caused by intercepting signal, the laptop running Windows 7 also suffer from that but why the Windows do not dropoff signal?

    I'm un-installing it now. Advertisement is good, actual using it is crap.

  2. Douglas
    December 23, 2009 at 6:33 am

    Connectify 1.0 has just been released. They have a few new features and more wireless cards are now being supported. If your wireless card is not supported it will run as an Ad Hoc connection manager.

    Check it out

  3. Miller
    November 6, 2009 at 7:16 pm

    The link is
    Some network adapters are not supported. See their FAQs.