Windows 7: Share Internet Connection via WiFi

(Windows 7 only) This is especially helpful if you are subscribed to a 3G wireless broadband. You have internet connection basically wherever you go, and it makes total sense to share it with your other WiFi enabled devices, or even to your Facebook addict friends.

Sharing your internet connection via WiFi on Windows 7 is much easier than you probably think. No need of going through the control panel, setting up new connection etc. All you have to do is install this little application—Connectify.

After installing Connectify, you can make your Windows 7 laptop into a WiFi hotspot by entering a few parameters:

Connectify

  1. Name your WiFi hotspot
  2. Select password
  3. Select which internet connection you would like to share
  4. Select Hotspot mode

The next thing you have to do is to hit the big “Start Hotspot” button and you are good to go!

Stop Connectify from launching on every Windows logon

By default, Connectify will launch itself everytime you start your PC. To disable this:

  1. Go to Control Panel\System and Security\Administrative Tools and select System Configuration
  2. Click on the Startup tab
  3. Uncheck Connectify

Alternatively:

  1. Go to Control Panel\System and Security\Administrative Tools and select Task Scheduler
  2. Select Connectify
  3. On the right sidebar, under Selected Item, click on Disable.

#Connectify#freeware#Internet#WiFi#Windows 7

Comments

  1. Netchunks - May 1, 2010 @ 6:51 pm

    Seems to be a pretty good application but my bad luck I do not use Windows 7 :(
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  2. Vincent - May 1, 2010 @ 10:18 pm

    Too bad they only support Windows 7. I believe there are ways to share your internet connection via Wi-Fi on other older OS, but might be more tedious.

    I’ve just recently upgraded to Windows 7 and I gotta say I love it :)

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    Qam Din replied:

    @Vincent, I have got this app , I m running windows 8 and it keeps restarting my PC , leading to blue screen

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  3. MrsMoody - May 15, 2010 @ 3:29 am

    I do not use win 7 i still use vista, but i’m quite happy with it lol
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  4. Vincent - May 21, 2010 @ 12:04 am

    Vista is pretty fine, until you tried Win7 which I think is a real major improvement. I wouldn’t recommend dumping Vista just for Win7 though, unless you’re getting a new PC.

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  5. Ronald Redito - June 30, 2010 @ 12:43 am

    Hi Vincent, this might be off-topic but related to Windows 7.

    I just reformatted my Toshiba L310 Dualcore with 2 Gig RAM and installed Windows7. Everything’s fine except for the audio.

    I cannot use the built-in mic and headset mic as well. Have you experienced the same?

    Thanks.
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  6. ashraf - November 3, 2010 @ 9:26 pm

    booooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooring

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  7. S3nd41 - November 16, 2010 @ 10:26 pm

    If you stop the service from the startup like this will it still be able to launch the hotspot on request?

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  8. wlan_expert - December 5, 2010 @ 3:33 am

    Try http://wlancontroller.com to turn windows 7 into hotspot

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  9. apple - December 31, 2010 @ 9:35 am

    I’ve just recently upgraded to Windows 7 and I gotta say I love it

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  10. Khadeer - January 27, 2011 @ 3:20 pm

    Awesome, thanks a ton for introducing the very useful software.

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  11. krishna - June 16, 2011 @ 3:03 am

    actlly i hav an android phone and i want to share my internet over my wifii lappy…

    finally i have found a software for this without even installing this…it is..
    “mhotspot”
    u can try this….www.mhotspot.com

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  12. USACHEAP - June 27, 2011 @ 11:18 pm

    Thank you for nice share

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  13. bhaveek - July 31, 2011 @ 7:23 pm

    Thanks for sharing, i am using connectify to share internet to 4 devices in my office.

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  14. uttam - August 7, 2011 @ 2:02 pm

    I have been using connectify for a year now. and now when i moved to japan. i have problems. i am using a Broadband pppoe type through a modem that needs to be dialed every time.. Installing connectify over it gives an error 561 when dialing the modem.. i have been to several blogs for the solution but none did work… HELP

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    hari replied:

    @uttam, mhotspot is the best alternative for connectify,coz it is a portable app and soo no need to install it.ofcourse its free!!!

    http://www.mhotspot.com

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  15. Thor B. - January 24, 2012 @ 10:58 pm

    Thanks! The newer version is not free, so it was great finding an older one :)

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  16. html5 video player - April 14, 2012 @ 5:55 pm

    Thanks for sharing your info. I really appreciate your efforts and I will be waiting for your further write ups thanks once again.

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  17. nifty20twenty.com - August 15, 2012 @ 8:53 pm

    Thank you for sharing such a great information. Now I can share internet with only one modem in my office and thus reducing my internet charges.

    Do other devices should also have windows 7 and does one can use mobile devices also.

    Administrator,
    nifty20twenty.com

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