May 1, 2010 by Vincent
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:
- Name your WiFi hotspot
- Select password
- Select which internet connection you would like to share
- 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:
- Go to
Control Panel\System and Security\Administrative Toolsand select System Configuration
- Click on the Startup tab
- Uncheck Connectify
- Go to
Control Panel\System and Security\Administrative Toolsand select Task Scheduler
- Select Connectify
- On the right sidebar, under Selected Item, click on Disable.