Connectify Pro (WiFi Hotspot)

The Connectify application will turn your Windows 7 laptop into a WiFi Hotspot to share the Internet with friends, co-workers, and mobile devices. Connectify is running in the Notification Tray next to the system clock. It might not be visible, because Windows 7 has cleaned up the Notification Tray to hide the icons that you don't frequently use. If you click on the small white triangle it will show all of the icons, including the Connectify radio wave icon.

When it is run in "Access Point" mode, Connectify is a real WiFi Access Point running on your computer. Any device that can connect to a regular access point, can connect to a Connectify Hotspot, with no special setup or software required.

When Connectify is run in "Ad Hoc" mode it sets everything up for you (Wireless card, Internet sharing, firewall, etc.) in one press of a button. It also provides advanced features like showing you what computers are connected to your network, and letting you right click them to Explore their shared drives and printers.

NOTE: Users can purchase the PRO version of the application (includes features like Share Wi-Fi from 3G/4G Networks, Fully-customizable SSID, AutoInternet selection or Simple Firewall Controls) here.

Here are some key features of "Connectify":

Software-based Wireless Router:
· Take any intemet connection and share it wirelessly with no additional hardware

Connect with Mobile Devices:
· Easily connect any number ot WiFi enabled devices to your mobile network

The following devices are known to be compatible

    Atheros AR5xxx/AR9xxx cards, driver version
    Broadcom 4310-series (in many Dell laptops)
    Broadcom 4321AG/4322AG/43224AG WLAN Adapter, driver version (here)
    D-link AirPlus G DWL-G510 Wireless PCI Adapter, driver version
    D-Link DWA-140 RangeBooster N USB Adapter, driver version
    Dell 1397 Mini-Card (Broadcom), (here)
    Dell 1505 Draft N, (here)
    Dell 1510 Wireless N adapter (Broadcom), (here)
    Dell 1701 Wireless N adapter (here)
    Dell 1702 Wireless N adapter (here)
    Intel Centrino Ultimate-N 6300AGN, (here)
    Intel Centrino Advanced-N 6200, (here)
    Intel Wi-Fi Link 1000,
    Intel Wi-Fi Link 5100, (here)
    Intel Wi-Fi Link 5300, (here)
    Linksys Dual-Band Wireless-N USB Network Adapter(WUSB600N), driver version
    Netgear 108 Mbit WG311T
    Ralink RT2870 (in many 802.11n USB dongles)
    Realtek RTL8187B  (here)
    Realtek RTL8187SE (with the drivers that came with Windows 7)
    Realtek RTL8188CE (here)
    Realtek RTL8192u with 1370 (Beta)
    Sitecom Wireless USB Adapter 54g WL-608, with Ralink RT2870 drivers, version

The following are known "abandoned" devices, believed  to lack certified Windows 7 drivers from their manufacturers. They could of course be updated at any time.

    Belkin F5D7050UK
    Belkin Wireless G MIMO devices (as of version
    D-Link AirPlus G DWL-G122
    Gigabyte GA-WPKG 802.11g
    Intel PRO/Wireless 3945ABG (support from Intel)
    Intel PRO/Wireless 4965AGN (support from Intel)
    Mac Book Builtin Broadcom devices
    Realtek RTL8187 (commonly found in older 802.11bg USB dongles)
    Zydas ZD1211 (also common in older 802.11bg USB dongles)