Winhotspot WiFi Router

Winhotspot WiFi Router

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
3.6
out of 17 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2.0
  • Total Downloads:
    551,396
  • Date Added:
    March 13, 2014
  • File Size:
    860.85KB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    7,833
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows NT/Vista/Server 2008/7/8

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Editors' Review

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WinHotSpot WiFi Router lets you share your Internet connection and tether Wi-Fi-equipped devices to your PC by creating a virtual Wi-Fi router in Windows PCs. WinHotSpot Version 2 requires Microsoft .Net 3.5 or better.

Pros

Multiple networks: WinHotSpot can create multiple hotspots for different needs and occasions.

Password protection: You can set a password to limit access to your shared connection.

Share or not: You can choose not to share an Internet connection, creating a virtual private network.

Repair tools: We could access Windows Network Diagnostics and our system's network adapters directly from a compact, attractive, and easy-to-use interface. Autorun, Safe Mode, and Start options can be toggled on and off, too.

Cons

Bloggy text: WinHotSpot 's very good blog-based instructions and documentation were occasionally obscured by the blog's overlapping text, making bits of it hard to read.

Samsung blues: According to WinHotSpot's documentation, the drivers in some Samsung cell phones may cause problems. It's not WinHotSpot's fault, though, just something Samsung users should be aware of, and several options are outlined to help address the potential issues.

Bottom Line

WinHotSpot is an effective and easy-to-use virtual Wi-Fi router for Windows. Whether you use it to bypass your phone's Windows client with a private Wi-Fi connection or share your Internet connection with others by creating a virtual Wi-Fi hotspot, WinHotSpot is an excellent choice.

 
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User Reviews
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Results 1-10 of 17

  • 1 stars

    "Absolute and utter ****"

    October 12, 2014

    Version: Winhotspot WiFi Router 2.0

    Pros

    Well I guess it did work for about an hour before it BROKE ITSELF for no reason

    Cons

    Tried to install three different kinds of malware on my computer. Randomly breaks about every hour and needs restarting the whole PC to work again. Makes the computer slow as hell. Can't detect when wi-fi is turned off. Uninstaller is utter crap and leaves tons of stuff behind.

    And the kicker? Yesterday (after barely a week of use) the program somehow managed to spontaneously cripple itself beyond repair and ever since then, it always crashes on startup (and it's not a pretty crash, I'm talking literally an unhandled exception), and even reinstalling the program doesn't fix it.

    Summary

    To the programmer who wrote this: Go f**k yoursef.

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  • 5 stars

    "wonderful app to have for all PS3 users"

    February 23, 2014   |   By JonathanHead

    Version: Winhotspot WiFi Router 1.2.5

    Pros

    I love this app, I am able to connect to my PS3 :)

    Cons

    sometimes it needs to be exited and started again to work properly, but it works well for me.

    Summary

    I love this tool

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  • 5 stars

    "One of the best free wifi sharing software"

    February 23, 2014   |   By Amitelaviv

    Version: Winhotspot WiFi Router 1.2.5

    Pros

    I am able to connect to my iphone and it shows in the clients list

    Cons

    as of now nothing found

    Summary

    it serves my purpose

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  • 5 stars

    "The best free wifi hotspot software"

    February 23, 2014   |   By jhonpats

    Version: Winhotspot WiFi Router 1.2.5

    Pros

    App comes with lot of features.

    Cons

    none found .

    Summary

    Please don't complain if you have windows vista and windows XP :) it will not work for the PC's with out virtual wifi drivers.

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  • 2 stars

    "Did not work for me"

    August 11, 2013   |   By ricksykes

    Version: Winhotspot WiFi Router 1.2.42

    Pros

    My computer did not blow up

    Cons

    it did not work for me

    Summary

    perhaps I misunderstood, but the advert does indicate that you can use your pc as a wi-fi spot,didn't it? Could not detect a signal. Maybe I'm missing something? I can't see how software could transform a receiver into a transmitter.

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  • 1 stars

    "Loads crap"

    July 25, 2013   |   By Oneshah

    Version: Winhotspot WiFi Router 1.2.42

    Pros

    NONE. Only negatives.

    Cons

    Says wireless adaptor is disabled, but that's untrue. Forces you to select malware, toolbars and plugins in a way where it shows, by not selecting you are not installing the main app itself. Loads toolbars and plugins and other malware inspite of clearly unselecting them at the time of installtion. DO NOT INSTALL.

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  • 1 stars

    "It is a virus"

    July 02, 2013   |   By SureshBansal

    Version: Winhotspot WiFi Router 1.2.42

    Pros

    None, as i was not able to use it, and had to abort the installation mid way

    Cons

    As it started installing, my machine started behaving weird. it became extremely slow. Audio device started behaving weird.

    It tried installing some other software's and plugins.

    Summary

    Avoid

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  • 5 stars

    "Best windows 8 app"

    March 15, 2013   |   By androidguru

    Version: Winhotspot WiFi Router 1.2.42

    Pros

    works with just few clicks

    Cons

    none found

    Summary

    Winhotspot is tiny and portable app

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  • 1 stars

    "Dose not connect"

    March 10, 2013   |   By iggy67

    Version: Winhotspot WiFi Router 1.2.42

    Pros

    None to report

    Cons

    When you click start you get wifihotspothas stoopd working and the program closes. Don't waste your time downloading this.

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  • 5 stars

    "cool windows 8 software router"

    January 06, 2013   |   By arjunkumar1981

    Version: Winhotspot WiFi Router 1.2.42

    Pros

    It does its job well.
    and has tons of tools.

    Cons

    none as of now

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    Full Specifications

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    What's new in version 2.0
    Major changes in UI & bug fixes.
    General
    Publisher Winhotspot
    Publisher web site http://www.winhotspot.com/
    Release Date March 12, 2014
    Date Added March 13, 2014
    Version 2.0
    Category
    Category Networking Software
    Subcategory Wireless Networking Software
    Operating Systems
    Operating Systems Windows Server 2008, Windows NT, Windows, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista
    Additional Requirements .NET Framework 3.5
    Download Information
    File Size 860.85KB
    File Name Winhotspot_V2_setup_dot_net_4.5.exe
    Popularity
    Total Downloads 551,396
    Downloads Last Week 7,833
    Pricing
    License Model Free
    Limitations Not available
    Price Free

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