Create your own Wi-fi Hotspot via Laptop: Windows and Mac
Windows 7 user may not find it difficult to create a Wi-fi hotspot as it is easy to create a Wi-fi server, but windows 8 users may find it a little difficult to create the same as it involves a little complicated step.
You may say that I have a Wi-fi router of my own and i donít need to create a Wi-fi hotspot through laptop. Well we come across certain situation where we are unable to use the router say router broke down or maybe you are out somewhere and you need to create the hotspot badly.
Here is the solution for it, there are quite a few apps that let you use your machine as a Wi-Fi hotspot. Of all the most recommended is to use Connectify. It is a reliable app for turning your computer into a Wi-Fi hotspot.
Here are the steps to setup your Windows machine as a Wi-Fi hotspot:
- Download Connectify and install it. The installation is pretty straightforward and when installation is complete, restarts your computer.
- After restarting the computer, check whether it is connected to the Internet. If it is, run the Connectify Hotspot app.
- You'll see two tabs in the app - Settings and Clients. In the Settings tab, under "Create a..." click Wi-Fi Hotspot.
- Under Internet to Share, you'll see a drop-down menu. Expand it and select the connection you want to share. We tested this app with a wired and a wireless connection and found that it worked perfectly with both.
- Under that, you'll see some more options. Add a Wi-Fi password. Click Start Hotspot.
Internet Sharing on OS X
Mac users have it a lot easier. Here's how to share your Mac's Internet connection.
Open System Preferences > Sharing > check Internet Sharing on the left.
- On the right, expand the drop-down menu next to Share your connection from: and select the connection you want to share. You can share Internet connections from Ethernet, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, or even iPhone USB.
- Typically, you'd want to select Ethernet, if you are using a wired Internet connection iMac, Mac Pro, or MacBook Pro. If you are using an external Ethernet adapter with a MacBook Air, you'll want to select USB Ethernet or Thunderbolt Ethernet, depending upon the kind of dongle you are using (usually it's USB).
- Just below that, there's a box next to To computers using: where you should check the box next to Wi-Fi.
- Click the Wi-Fi Options button below the box. Pick a Network Name, Security Type and enter the password twice in fields named Password and Verify. We strongly recommend you choose a password, instead of leaving the Security option has None. You can leave Channel as the default value unless you know what you are doing. Click OK.
- If the connection is active, you'll see a green icon and text Internet Sharing: On under System Preferences.
This is the easiest way to create hotspot, and may be familiar with you. But still tough may help to some extent. If you think this was helpful to you please do not neglect to like it. Thanks alot, enjoy the Wi-fi connection.
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