Connectify

Connectify

Average User Rating:
3.1
out of 136 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2.0.1.15550
  • Total Downloads:
    3,844,093
  • Date Added:
    Jun. 27, 2010
  • Price:
    Free

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  • Current Version

    3.2

    out of 16 votes

    • 5 star 6
    • 4 star 2
    • 3 star 1
    • 2 star 3
    • 1 star 4
  • All Versions

    3.1

    out of 136 votes

    • 5 star 47
    • 4 star 22
    • 3 star 10
    • 2 star 15
    • 1 star 42
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1 stars

"many WLAN chipsets and USB modem conn. not supported"

September 26, 2010  |  By mistaecko

 |  Version: Connectify 2.0.1.15550

Pros

free, nice UI

Cons

Absolutely no support, no forum, just a FAQ.
Might work for others, never worked for me
many WLAN chipsets not supported
USB modem connections not supported when using VPN/PPP

Summary

My built-in WLAN adapter (the popular Intel 3945) is not supported (only adhoc), my USB WLAN doesn't work stable either.
Even using adhoc mode fails because connectify does not support VPN connections (I have a 3G USB modem) -> the internet connection is cut upon a client connecting.

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4 stars

"Easy to use"

September 09, 2010  |  By mitchdon

 |  Version: Connectify 2.0.1.15550

Pros

Seems to work ok, wasn't able to connect to it with PS3,

Cons

latest version apparently doesn't work with PS3, I uninstalled it and loaded recommended version, havent tested it yet.

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2 stars

"Always Problematic"

September 09, 2010  |  By Robert Salita

 |  Version: Connectify 2.0.1.15550

Pros

Cute Website

Cons

Bad experience on install and usage.

Summary

I tried using Connectify when debuted. It was a fail then, now several years later, I have the same experience. The author just doesn't get it. He's also fighting a battle against a boatload of incompatible hardware.

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5 stars

"Additional wireless connectivity"

August 28, 2010  |  By steplyk

 |  Version: Connectify 2.0.1.15550

Pros

Easy to turn on & off. Offers extended reach for our wifi service.

Cons

the product is fine, the wifi extra distance is based on the devices built in antenna.

Summary

I like this software. I added the software to a notebook cpu at the front of teh house and this has added the range of our wifi to include the front porch and yard. Now the kids use their ipods, etc with no lost signal.

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4 stars

"My house depends on this"

August 18, 2010  |  By nickyeo88

 |  Version: Connectify 2.0.1.15550

Pros

Fast
easy to use
easy to set up
No gimmicks
Does the job
FREE

Cons

Not the most reliable hotspot software
Goes down every once in a while with no explaination.

Summary

Its free and it does the job pretty well.

If you need reliability, go and spend on a wireless router.

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5 stars

"very good and simple"

August 15, 2010  |  By HiteshChavda

 |  Version: Connectify 2.0.1.15550

Pros

easy to use
simple
and to the point

Cons

nothing at all

Summary

just what I need

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1 stars

"Didn't work at all"

August 02, 2010  |  By gconnery

 |  Version: Connectify 2.0.1.15550

Pros

None that I know of

Cons

Didn't work. The hotspot name would show up on my iPhone but I couldn't connect to the internet through the laptop.

Summary

Windows 7 has support for wireless hotspots built in. In fact when this didn't work I searched for a page documenting how to do this from the command line. And that process worked flawlessly, so I'm not sure why this program didn't work when its just a GUI front-end to a built-in service provided by Microsoft. I presume some part of the process wasn't handled automatically--enablling ports thru the firewall or maybe enabling internet access for other users via Network Connections/Properties. Don't know. Uninstalled it just fine.

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1 stars

"Corrupted my laptop"

July 29, 2010  |  By dickeaston

 |  Version: Connectify 2.0.1.15550

Pros

Seemed to create a hotspot but my iPad and another Laptop trying to use it only just showed "Connecting" status.

Cons

First tried to uninstall but couldn't get rid of start up process and taskbar icon. Next tried system restore and unsuccessful, and now my main laptop could no longer connect to router. Finally had to do full backup restore.

Summary

Do a complete backup before trying. Use at own risk

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5 stars

"just switch off your firewall"

July 28, 2010  |  By georgeandoh

 |  Version: Connectify 2.0.1.15550

Pros

everything works as suppose to

Cons

needs auto exceptions for firewalls like eset nod

Summary

highly recommended.

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2 stars

"It works sorta"

July 26, 2010  |  By siwickilt

 |  Version: Connectify 2.0.1.15550

Pros

Specific and spotty is the best I can explain this. It works but you better have the right card and drivers. Service that runs it is not that stable.

Cons

If you can't afford a router or a pocket router or want to carry one around. It is software on Windows and doesn't work on everything only specific newer cards.

Summary

If your in a pinch it will work. I would depend on it but can say I have it just in case.

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What's new in version 2.0.1.15550
In version 2.0.1.15550, Connectify now automatically detects and when necessary configures devices from over 100 different manufacturers.
General
Publisher Connectify
Publisher web site http://www.connectify.me
Release Date June 25, 2010
Date Added June 27, 2010
Version 2.0.1.15550
Category
Category Networking Software
Subcategory Wireless Networking Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows, Windows 7
Additional Requirements None
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Total Downloads 3,844,093
Downloads Last Week 84
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License Model Free
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Price Free

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