Recently we have discussed about creating portable WiFi hotspot in Windows XP. We also have suggested one best software to make your laptop a portable wifi hotspot. Main advantage of this is you can create WiFi Hotspot with your computer and use any WiFi enabled device to surf. You can connect your android smartphones, Laptop, iPod Touch, iPhone, Android Phone, Zune, Netbook, wireless printer, etc wirelessly using virtual router.
Yes, it’s possible to create and share internet connection through WiFi. Most of the morden laptops comes with internal Wireless network adapters that has capability of creating WiFi hotspot or using internet through that WiFi connection from Wireless router. If you have an old laptop with No Wireless network connection capability, you have to buy wireless network card or a USB network adapter (this works for both laptops and desktops). If you are using desktop computer and want to create desktop computer as WiFi Hotspot, you can also use internal wireless PCI card.
Here in this how to guide, we would be explaining how to use Virtual Router, which is a free application that lets you easily create a wireless Internet connection from any other active connection that’s present on your computer. Virtual Router is free Wifi Hotpot software for Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012. You can easily create virtual WiFi router that lets you using internet connection on other WiFi enabled devices.
Step 1 : Download and install Virtual router software that is available free. It’s around 1.3 MB app that can be one click downloaded. Installation is totally easy. Just click and accept terms, follows next button step by step. If would install Virtual Router Manager on your computer.
Step 2 : Virtual Router Configuration : There is quick and easy setup for your Virtual Router Manager
- Fill the Network Name(SSID) : You can create WiFi Hotspot network using your name or anyname you want.
- Choose strong password that can not be guessed by anyone. So no one can still your WiFi connection and use excessive data use beyond limit. Password would prevent your unauthorized access to your WiFi network.
- There would be two options on shared connection : Wireless network connection and WiFi.
Step 3 : Click on Start Virtual router. You have done. You can now easily access your WiFi connection created using Virtual Router on WiFi enabled devices like android smartphones, Laptop, iPod Touch, iPhone, Android Phone, Zune, Netbook, wireless printer etc.
You just have to search for WiFi network from those device, when you find your created network SSID, access it with your entered password and you have done. Your device would be connected to your computer using that WiFi network connection. You can give a try to this free Virtual router software, that would let you to turn any Windows Computer into a WiFi Hot Spot.
Virtual Router Features :
- Free & easy to setup. Best Virtual Router Software for your computer.
- No forced advertisements, just install and start using it.
- Setup your desired name as WiFi SSID name with your desired password.
- It would create/shared with Virtual Router uses WPA2 Encryption, and there is not way to turn off that encryption. That would protect your Wireless internet connections from hackers.
You can also use Portable Wireless Router WiFi Dongle to create Wireless internet connection from your desktop computer.