WiFi Hotspot Creator Turns a PC into a Hotspot
Written by Alan Wednesday, 29 February 2012 07:00
One thing thing that is in huge demand today is WiFi connectivity. We all have countless devices from laptops, to smartphones, to tablets that are all hungry for a connection. Fortunately there is a way to turn a PC into a WiFi hotspot, which is called, appropriately enough, Wi-Fi HotSpot Creator. You can then share this connection with as many users as you choose. I took it for a spin and here’s what I found.
To get started you will need to download the 1.6 MB file and then install the software. The app comes with the Yahoo Toolbar and NetAssistant and there is no way to prevent the toolbar from being installed, which was strike one. You can, however, remove it from the Firefox Add-on menu, so it isn’t a deal-breaker. You will want to do a “custom install”, which will allow you to prevent your homepage from being set to Yahoo, NetAssistant from being installed, and Yahoo being set as your default search.
From this point on I can continue to explain the steps for setting up a WiFi hotspot, but Wi-Fi HotSpot Creator has a simple, easy to follow guide right on the their website, which you can find here. I would recommend following their guide, but I wanted to point out what you needed to watch out for during the installation. They have also created a video, which you can find below.
As long as you do a custom install to prevent the third-party software and then remove the Yahoo Toolbar (unless you want it) then the app is certainly a good deal, seeing as it’s free. It also worked quite well in my quick tests with both an Android phone and tablet. It’s compatible with Windows 7, Vista, and XP.
Download: WiFi Hotspot Creator