N/APosted on - 03/27/2015
I have heard many people talking about changing their Laptops into WiFi hotspots. What can be done in order to change an ordinary laptop into a WiFi hotspot? I'm using the HP TouchSmart 15. Therefore, please suggest me some network tricks that can be only done with my laptop but don't forget to share the hotspot technique.
How to change a Laptop into a WiFi Hotspot?
There are 2 programs you can use to convert any laptop into a Wi-Fi hotspot, without having to do any network configurations. The first one is mHotspot and the second is WiFi Hotspot Creator. Below I will give you details on both.
This is a free piece of software that can convert your Windows laptop (running Windows 7 or 8) into a secure Wi-Fi hotspot. As I am not sure which version of Windows you are running, I will assume you have either Windows 7 or 8 and can use this program.
Features of mHotspot:
Share any internet connection (LAN, Ethernet, 3/4G or Wi-Fi, etc.) for up to 10 devices
You can connect laptops, smartphones, iPads, etc. to this single connection
You can play multiplayer games
You can name your hotspot anything you want to
Secure Wi-Fi hotspot with WPA2 PSK password security feature
Acts as a repeater to extend your Wi-Fi range
Once you have installed the software, it is very easy to use.
Enter the name you would like to call your hotspot
Choose a password that contains a minimum of 8 characters
You can also set the maximum number of devices that can connect to your hotspot (max 10)
Click on the start hotspot button to make your own Wi-Fi hotspot
You can download the program from here
WiFi Hotspot Creator
This program is very easy to use and configure – even if you are a beginner. WiFi Hotspot Creator supports an unlimited amount of users to your hotspot. You provide the name of your hotspot, give it a password, and every user that tries to connect to it has to provide the password on connect. It is accessible to run on Windows XP, Vista and Vista 64-bit, Windows 7 and Windows 7 64-bit as well as Windows 2008.
You can download it from here