Connectify.me is a new application that enables any Windows 7 computer or laptop with a wireless network interface card to be used as a Wifi (or wireless) router.
Installing and running the application is simple. Just download the EXE file from the website and follow the installation steps. Once installed, a Connectify logo will appear on your system tray. Choose a name and password and click on the “Internet Sharing” button to turn your computer into a WiFi router.
Other wireless devices like PCs, laptops and mobile devices can now see your WiFi router-turned-Windows 7 PC, and connect to it. Connectify is probably the easiest way to share an Internet connection with multiple users and PCs on your home – no wires, no hassles. You can even setup a WiFi Hotspot center on your neighborhood, for free or otherwise. The application itself is free though.
Connectify runs only on Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 machines. Other machines connecting to the router can however run any OS.
Thanks for writing about Connectify. We thought you may want to know that Connectify 1.0 is now available for free as the first production ready release. Some older wireless cards do not yet have full Windows 7 support, and for those devices Connectify will act as an Ad Hoc connection manager, instead of a full blown Wi-Fi Access Point.
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Connectify is useless for connections over PPPoE!