Connectify Hotspot is an easy to use software router that turns your Windows laptop or personal computer (with a built in Wi-Fi card or adapter) into a secure, Wi-Fi hotspot so you can easily share your dorm room Internet connection with all of your friends and Wi-Fi-enabled devices. After downloading and installing the lightweight application, Connectify utilizes your computers’ built in Wi-Fi card to wirelessly share any available Internet connection: a cable modem, a cellular card, or even another Wi-Fi network. Other Wi-Fi enabled devices including laptops, smart phones, music players, and gaming systems can see and join your Connectify hotspot with no special setup or software required, just like any other Wi-Fi access point and are kept safe and secure by password-protected WPA2 Encryption. With Connectify you can share expensive airport Wi-Fi with co-workers, create a hotspot in your Ethernet-only hotel or dorm room, even extend the range of your home router. The possibilities are endless.
Connectify was available as a free lite version and a paid pro version. With the free version of Connectify, you always have the full capability to turn your Windows PC or laptop into a Wi-Fi Hotspot at the click-of-a-button. For users that want value-added functionality, and a greater level of control over their Hotspot, Connectify Pro would be a better choice.
Exclusive PRO features include
- Unlimited Hotspot Uptime – No time restrictions, run your Connectify Hotspot 24/7
- Share Wi-Fi from 3G/4G Networks – Connectify Hotspot PRO supports sharing Internet from 3G/4G cards in addition to a wide variety of other USB cards and dongles. Turn your 3G or 4G USB stick into a real travel router.
- “Scannify” Service Discovery – Connectify Pro will automatically scan your network for available shared folders or drives, web servers, and other remote services and provide you with options to easily connect
- Fully Customizable SSID – Name your hotspot whatever you want! (Hotspot Lite requires your hotspot name to start with ‘Connectify-‘).
- Wi-Fi Extender Mode – Extend the range of your home or office Wi-Fi with just a few clicks.
- Drag & Drop File Transfers – Easily share files of any size, directly to both devices connected to your hotspot, and to other Connectify Hotspot users on the same network.
- AutoInternet Selection – Automatically configure your hotspot’s Internet sharing settings.
- Dispatch Integration – Share your Super-Fast Dispatch Connection with Connectify Hotspot PRO.
- Premium Support – Receive preferred support and the best possible response time to open tickets.
Connectify Free Lite+ License For 60 days of Unlimited Hotspot Uptime
Now here is some awesome news! The free version of Connectify just got hit with a serious level-up. Introducing Connectify Lite+, a brand new product tier that gives you some of amazing Connectify PRO features absolutely free.
Updated: Very sorry, it seems as though this offer is past its expiration. It’s just one of those facts of life: milk goes bad and some great deals come to an end. But if you are a student or educator with a valid educational (.edu) or academic (.ac) email address, you can still get Connectify Pro for free for a limited time. More info here.
All you have to do is visit the promo page here, and share Connectify on Facebook or Twitter to unlock the registration form. Then enter your name, email address, and press the Submit button.
Your Lite+ License & activation introductions will be sent to the Email Address provided. Once you’ve successfully upgraded to Connectify Lite+, you’ll enjoy Unlimited Hotspot Uptime and more, for 60 days from the time you activate your license.
Remember, Lite+ is only available to users running the latest-and-greatest version of Connectify. So, if you aren’t already, make sure you update to Connectify 7.2 first (supports Windows 7, 8, and Server 2012). When you start your Hotspot in Connectify Lite 7.2, you’ll be given the opportunity to upgrade to Lite+.
Connectify Free for College Students
Connectify are giving away Connectify Hotspot 2015 PRO to any student or educator with a valid educational (.edu) or academic (.ac) email address for a limited time. Redeem your free PRO license here.