Top 5 Free Apps To Turn Your Laptop Into A Wifi Hotspot

We are always on the go and along with us, we need to have our devices connected to the internet as long as we require or want. But sometimes while we are on a vacation and are staying in some hotel or otherwise if we are visiting the cafe, then we are provided with the local internet/wifi access to only one device and asking for another access may be chargeable. So at that moment, we are left with only one choice either the laptop or the smartphone to be able to connect to the internet. But thanks to the programmers that they have created few programs to turn our laptop into a WiFi hotspot device which instantly lets our smartphone to connect to the internet which is already having the internet supply in it on our laptop.

Without talking much, we would like to present you 5 such applications which will turn your laptop into a virtual wifi hotspot network.

1. mHotspot (Free) :

Mhotspot is one of the most popular among users and also we the team members of techolite use it as our primary WiFi hotspot app on our laptops which comes for free. The mHotspot is a small yet powerful application for Windows users to create a WiFi hotspot network from their laptops. The most less resource using and efficient application we can rely upon for a virtual wireless network. We have liked the UI as well as the performance of mHotspot which definitely is one of the best. While using for few days we have found a bug that when we go away from the Wifi range from our laptop and if our smartphone is connected it will generally lose the network, but later when we come back it denies to connect back. So we have to restart the mHotspot again on our Laptop to make the smartphone connect again.


2. Connectify 2015 (Free/Paid):

Another virtual Wifi Hotspot application for Laptop is Connectify, which comes in two variants, one is the Hotspot 2015(free) version and the other one is the Hotspot 2015 PRO/MAX(paid) version. Connectify hotspot is also a powerful program made for windows especially to create a Wifi Hotspot in which the Pro version works like charm. Connectify comes with lots of features and one of the major one is the Connectify Dispatch which helps you create a Wifi Hotspot combining all the available internet connections on your Laptop.connectify-08-23-12-01-1345716915

3. Virtual Wi-Fi Router (Free/Paid)


Virtual WiFi Router or MyRouter is yet another alternative to mHotspot and Connectify. It is similar to Connectify having two versions, one being the free version and the other paid version. But both works pretty well and fast.

Some of it’s Features:

Share your internet to WiFi enabled device’s.
Customizable SSID (WiFi Name).
A friendly User Interface.
WPA2 Encryption
Add/Remove/Edit port forwarding.

  •  1 license = 2 computer
  • File transfer limit (25 MB)
  • Ad-Hoc Win XP and Vista
  • Ad-Hoc Protection
  • Fully-Customizable SSID
  • Fully Managed Port
  • Contains Ads
  • No Premium Support


  • 1 license = 10 computers
  • File transfer (Unlimited)
  • Ad-Hoc Win XP and Vista
  • Ad-Hoc Protection
  • Fully-Customizable SSID
  • Fully Managed Port
  • Lifetime License
  • Contains Ads
  • Premium Support 24/7

4. Open Garden(Free)

One of the popular Wifi Hotspot programs is the Open Garden, the company bets that it has more than 5 million users. It is also considered to be a better alternative to Connectify. It also works with MAC Operating System with few bugs in it.

Open Garden works with two devices having the program installed, for example if you want to connect your smartphone internet from your Laptop then you will have to install Open Garden on both the devices and then run it.


5. MyPublic WiFi (Free)

MyPublic WiFi is a free tool for creating Hotspot in Windows and it also comes 64bit application . It allows you to record and track all visited url pages on your virtual WIFI-Hotspot, you can even restrict a user to access a specific server. This is an ideal solution for a person who goes to hotels or cafe’s and is allowed to use the internet on one particular device. With MyPublic WiFi you can share the Internet.