(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:


  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


  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.

This post has 20 comments.

  1. Seems to be a pretty good application but my bad luck I do not use Windows 7 :(
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  2. Vincent
    01 May 10
    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 :)


    Qam Din replied:

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


  3. MrsMoody
    15 May 10
    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
    21 May 10
    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.


  5. 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?

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  6. ashraf
    03 Nov 10
    9:26 pm



  7. S3nd41
    16 Nov 10
    10:26 pm

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


  8. wlan_expert
    05 Dec 10
    3:33 am

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


  9. apple
    31 Dec 10
    9:35 am

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


  10. Khadeer
    27 Jan 11
    3:20 pm

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


  11. krishna
    16 Jun 11
    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..
    u can try this….www.mhotspot.com


  12. Thank you for nice share


  13. bhaveek
    31 Jul 11
    7:23 pm

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


  14. uttam
    07 Aug 11
    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


    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!!!



  15. Thor B.
    24 Jan 12
    10:58 pm

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


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


  17. 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.



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