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How to Turn Your Windows Laptop Into a Wi-Fi Hotspot for FREE

How to Turn Your Windows Laptop Into a Wi-Fi Hotspot for FREE

Quick and easy guide for turning your Windows laptop into a Wi-FI hotspot so you can share Internet connection with other devices or other users.

The other day I finally got my hands on the iPad that I had the good fortune of recently winning in a radio station contest, and was naturally eager to take it for a test drive to see what all the fuss is about.

The problem? I didn’t have a Wi-Fi router handy and the iPad obviously lacks an ethernet port.

The solution? MHotspot. It’s a free program allows you to turn your Windows laptop into a Wi-Fi hotspot, and best of it configuration is practically foolproof. In fact, absolutely no software installation is even required. So yes, for those of you perennially afraid abut introducing unknown software into your system, mHotspot requires NO software installation.

With mHotspot you set up the Wi-FI hotspot as you normally would with any other router: choose your own hotspot name, set the password (WPA2 PSK), etc. You can view the name of connected devices, their IP and MAC addresses, and set the max number of devices that that you want to allow to connect to the hotspot.

MHotspot can also be used as a Wi-Fi range extender by repeating the signal from the original router via the Windows laptop your using.

So how do you set it up? It’s easy, and requires only a few steps.

1. Download and run mHotspot.

2. Choose a hotspot name.

3. Choose a password.

4. Choose Windows laptop Internet connection to share.

5. Set max number of devices that can connect.

6. Start the hotspot!

It’s that simple, and thanks to mHotspot I was able to use my iPad without having to buy a router.

MHotspot works with Works with Windows XP, Vista, 7, and 8.

Stay tuned.

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Jared Moya
I've been interested in P2P since the early, high-flying days of Napster and KaZaA. I believe that analog copyright laws are ill-suited to the digital age, and that art and culture shouldn't be subject to the whims of international entertainment industry conglomerates. Twitter | Google Plus
JeffWare
JeffWare

Are you sure this works with XP?

The site says "turn your Windows 7 laptop into a wifi hotspot" and the download sites linked show 7 and 8 (CNET also shows Window Server 2008).

karin
karin

way not work for my notebok???? :((

UO88
UO88

dakneeul, the post didn't say it exactly but can be inferred that the laptop is connected by Ethernet.The idea of this post isn't something that useful since most people and places have wifi already, although the article does state that this method can be used to extend wifi coverage.

dakneeul
dakneeul

dont you need to be connected to a wifi to share the internet?



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