[Written Review] Connectify Hotspot - The World's Most Popular WiFi Sharing Software

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  1. tarekma7

    tarekma7 MDL Member

    Sep 28, 2012
    Connectify Hotspot - The World's Most Popular WiFi Sharing Software


    A fully featured virtual router right inside your PC! With Connectify Hotspot, you can transform your PC into a real Wi-Fi hotspot, and share your computer’s Internet connection as Wi-Fi with any other PC or mobile device.

    It has many other features than being just a virtual router. In addition to internet sharing for all devices, It allows you to share any files with other devices such as iPads, Kindles, and any other devices that are connected to your Hotspot. You can see what devices are currently connected, and firewall permissions to control access to the internet and Local Area Network.



    Current version: 2018




    System requirements:

    Windows 7 SP1 to 10 (both 32 and 64 bit versions supported). Microsoft.NET Framework 4 and above

    What are the versions available for you?



    Installation is very simple and needs no skills. All you have to do is to double click on the installer and follow on- screen instructions to complete installation. The installer will ask your approval for driver installation. Finally, you need to reboot your computer.







    You can select to run the program automatically with the start of your operating system



    You can do purchase of PRO or MAX license to enjoy a lot of features. Two options are available for you to choose from; either a perpetual, “Lifetime” license which entitles you to all future updates or a version specific 2018 license with updates to the current version only.




    After complete purchase, you will receive an email with all the required details. Simply, click the ‘Already Bought’ button and activate your Hotspot MAX license using your login details to start using Connectify Hotspot.

    Special Deal:


    User Interface and menus:

    The intuitive interface is so easy to use that anyone can turn their computer into a Wi-Fi hotspot and enjoy value-add features that no other virtual router software on the market offers.








    Program Updates:

    You can enable automatic check for updates in the Max and Pro versions or manually search for updates


    MultiLingual Support:

    The program supports 10 common languages.


    What are the main benefits you get from Connectify Hotspot?

    Connect All Your Devices to Wi-Fi

    Share Any Kind of Internet Connection: including Wi-Fi, DSL, 3G/4G, Ethernet, Satellite, and even


    Easy to Use

    Now before discussion of the main features of the program, you need to first understand what is a Virtual Router?

    This is a software that perform the same job of your hardware router. It can broadcast Wi-Fi from your PC, so that any other device with WiFi access can get online. Connectify Hotspot is the world’s most popular virtual router, No hardware is necessary. You will get all your devices connected with just a wired Ethernet connection.



    Easily Create a Wi-Fi Hotspot and Connect all your Devices

    Just give your Hotspot a name and password, and you’re ready to go. Connectify Hotspot isn’t just the world’s most powerful hotspot software, it’s the easiest, too. Just give your Hotspot a name and password, and you’re ready to go.

    Share Any Type of Internet Connection

    Connectify Hotspot lets you easily turn your PC into a Wi-Fi Hotspot so you can share Internet with all your devices. Turn a wired connection into WiFi at the click-of-a-button and even share an existing wireless network as Wi-Fi. Upgrade to Hotspot 2018 PRO or MAX and share your 3G or 4G LTE networks, too.

    Enjoy Safe and Secure Sharing

    Your Hotspot is automatically secured with WPA2-PSK encryption, just like a conventional router. That means, all users get the safest and most secure WiFi sharing experience available.

    Monitor Network Usage by Device

    The newest feature in the program gives you information with real-time graphs for monitoring how much data your various connected client devices are using.


    Multi-Language, Emoji, and Unicode Support

    Connectify Hotspot 2018 is available in 9 languages! In addition, your hotspot name (SSID) can now include Unicode characters as well as Emojis!

    Ad Blocking for Client Devices

    Connectify Hotspot 2018 includes an all new Ad Blocker to prevent annoying and unwanted ads from displaying on devices that join your hotspot!

    PRO & MAX Features

    Go PRO or MAX to enjoy increased flexibility and more sharing options

    Share Internet from 3G or 4G Networks:


    You can easily share the Internet connection from your 3G or 4G LTE mobile broadband device. This means you can share your family data plan with friends, coworkers, and all your other Wi-Fi enabled devices.

    Get Ethernet-only Devices onto Wi-Fi:


    In Wired Mode you can share your computer’s Wi-Fi connection via Ethernet. In that way, if you have an older gaming consoles, computers, and any other Ethernet-only device, you can easily get online.

    Custom Hotspot Naming:


    All premium versions of Connectify Hotspot let you broadcast a totally custom name (SSID) for your Hotspot.

    Get MAX to unlock all of Hotspot’s amazing extended features:

    Wi-Fi Repeater Mode:


    Hotspot MAX is the only virtual router software that gives you a real Wi-Fi Repeater so you can extend the range of your home or office Wi-Fi. No need to pay a lot of money to have Wi-Fi repeaters devices. The program boosts Wi-Fi signal so that your main Wi-Fi connection sees all the devices connected to your Hotspot so you can play console games, share files, and stream content across the network.

    Bridging Mode


    With Bridging Mode enabled, your hotspot devices will be connected directly back to the network you’re broadcasting. This powerful feature gives you many important uses. You will the power to use network file sharing, cast content to Chromecast, Apple TV, and other streaming media devices, participate in LAN gaming, connect to online gaming on Playstation, XBox, and more

    Custom IP and DHCP Controls:


    By default, Connectify Hotspot automatically chooses an available IP so you don’t have to worry about configuration. For power users that want more control over their hotspot, Custom IP and DHCP controls ensure that particular devices connect on a user-specified IP range.

    Stealth Mode:

    Many hotels that try to restrict the sharing of Internet connections. Using the built-in stealth mode; Connectify Hotspot lets you easily hide your Hotspot traffic and appear as Single PC

    Set a Static IP address:

    This useful built-in feature helps to assign a static IP Address to a client. It will get the same IP address every time it connects to the network. For example; printers, and other devices will always recognize your Connectify Hotspot.

    How to use the program?

    The use of the program is very easy. All you have to do is to select one of the three buttons in the upper part of the main window according to your needs. These include hotspot, wired router and Wi-Fi repeater.


    Hotspot :

    Set the options as the SSID, Password , internet to share (automatic by default) and firewall options then start

    Wired router:

    Internet to share (automatic by default), network access (routed) and share over


    Wi-Fi Repeater:

    Choose the Wi-Fi network you want to repeat



    Connectify Hotspot is a virtual router software that offer you so many features not available in any other software. It offers the stability, flexibility, and unique features such as Hotspot, wired router, Wi-Fi repeater, file sharing, bridging mode and many more
  2. dinosaur07

    dinosaur07 MDL Member

    Jan 19, 2016
    Thanks for the very good, detailed and professional giveaway, Tarek.
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  3. sid_16

    sid_16 MDL Giveaway Organiser

    Oct 15, 2011
    As always, it seems an in depth review - well written.
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  4. sterchin

    sterchin MDL Member

    Mar 25, 2016
    Thanks for the good review:clap3:
  5. sasukino

    sasukino MDL Novice

    Dec 18, 2017
    Hi everybody

    thank you very much for this wonderful gift

    I have a question to ask you

    can I participate in this contest ??
  6. qaj1shi

    qaj1shi MDL Senior Member

    Apr 10, 2011
    thanks for the good review! :worthy:
  7. toffee

    toffee MDL Senior Member

    Jan 8, 2015
    Thanks Tarek! Great as always! :)