Skip to main content

Virtual Router turns Windows 7 into WiFi hotspot

Soon after Philadelphia developer Nomadio discovered an unfinished Windows 7 feature (Virtual WiFi) that can turn a laptop into a WiFi hotspot, the company exploited the feature and created a free application called Connectify, which we reviewed just weeks ago.

Virtual Router is another new application that takes advantage of this hidden Windows 7 treasure. Like Connectify, Virtual Router allows any Windows 7 laptop or computer equipped with a wireless network interface card to be used as a Wifi router. With Virtual Router you can share your Internet connection with multiple computers and wireless devices like the iPhone while paying for a single connection.


The Wireless Network create/shared with Virtual Router uses WPA2 Encryption, and there is not way to turn off that encryption. This is actually a feature of the Wireless Hosted Network API's built into Windows 7 and 2008 R2 to ensure the best security possible.

You can give your "virtual" wireless network any name you want, and also set the password to anything. Just make sure the password is at least 8 characters.


  1. It doesn't any good this Connectify since there is NO WAY that this Connectify or anything else can turn an Windows 7 machine into a router over a PPPoE connection! THIS Connectify does its job only when the ISP allow a non-restricted connection or when there is already a router between the cable and the computer! This is actually the case why and when you'd want to turn a computer into a hot spot... when there is no router or a non-restricted Internet connection!


Post a Comment

Popular posts from this blog

How to Record CPU and Memory Usage Over Time in Windows?

Whenever the computer is lagging or some application is taking too long to respond, we usually fire up task manager and look under the Performance tab or under Processes to check on processor utilization or the amount of free memory available. The task manager is ideal for real-time analysis of CPU and memory utilization. It even displays a short history of CPU utilization in the form of a graph. You get a small time-window, about 30 seconds or so, depending on how large the viewing area is.

How to Schedule Changes to Your Facebook Page Cover Photo

Facebook’s current layout, the so called Timeline, features a prominent, large cover photo that some people are using in a lot of different creative ways. Timeline is also available for Facebook Pages that people can use to promote their website or business or event. Although you can change the cover photo as often as you like, it’s meant to be static – something which you design and leave it for at least a few weeks or months like a redesigned website. However, there are times when you may want to change the cover photo frequently and periodically to match event dates or some special promotion that you are running or plan to run. So, here is how you can do that.

69 alternatives to the default Facebook profile picture

If you have changed the default Facebook profile picture and uploaded your own, it’s fine. But if not, then why not replace that boring picture of the guy with a wisp of hair sticking out of his head with something different and funny?