mHotspot


Editors' Rating:
3
Good
Average User Rating:
4.4
out of 212 votes
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Quick Specs

Version:
7.6
File Size:
813.07KB
Date Added:
February 21, 2014
Price:
Free
Operating Systems:
Windows Server 2008/7/8
Total Downloads:
2,815,724
Downloads Last Week:
43,522
Product ranking:
Additional Requirements:
Not available

Editors' review

It's easy to create Wi-Fi hotspots with mHotspot on your WiFi-capable Windows 7 or 8 laptop or PC. This free app turns your Windows machine into a virtual Wi-Fi router that can connect up to ten devices. You can share almost any kind of Internet connection, including LAN, Ethernet, and 3G/4G, with full security. You can also use mHotspot as a repeater to extend your Wi-Fi signal.

Pros

Easy to use: We named our hotspot, set a password and security key, selected an Internet source, and pressed "Start Hotspot." We picked up our phone, scanned for our new hotspot, and logged in; all in a matter of seconds.

Secure connections: mHotspot handles WPA2 PSK, WPS, and WEP password security.

Control: Advanced options include auto network switching, always-on Wi-Fi and scanning, shared content, excluded and allowed devices, and certificates. The mHotspot console displays number of devices connected, data sent and received, and other log data.

Cons

Battery drain: Using your laptop as a mobile Wi-Fi hotspot could drain your battery quickly, so plug it in if you can.

Stay safe: Despite strong password security, you should still take all precautions with sharing, LAN access, and other possible security compromises when using mHotspot. Your security is your responsibility.

Bottom Line

We were delighted by how easily mHotspot turned our little old netbook into an impromptu Wi-Fi hotspot, and we can think of plenty of uses, such as study groups, project meetings, club outings, and family gatherings, to name just a few.

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  • All Versions:

    4.4

    out of 212 votes

    • 5 star: 156
    • 4 star: 26
    • 3 star: 3
    • 2 star: 3
    • 1 star: 24
  • Current Version:

    4.6

    out of 104 votes

    • 5 star: 81
    • 4 star: 15
    • 3 star: 1
    • 2 star: 1
    • 1 star: 6
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  • 5 stars

    "This is a great App"

    October 02, 2014   |   By emunje

    Version: mHotspot 7.6

    Pros

    It has little if any issues unlike the other free wifi Apps, any issues are easy to resolve. It is reliable. It is well supported and updated.

    Cons

    None so far

    Summary

    Keep up the good effort

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  • 4 stars

    "Great product, has a few flaws"

    September 28, 2014

    Version: mHotspot 7.6

    Pros

    It works great with connecting other devices to my internet. Can't complain with the repeater part either. Had one bar on a WiFi signal on my laptop, downloaded this and connected my phone to the network. Got FULL SIGNAL on my phone and also my families' phones.

    Cons

    When you turn off your device that has mHotspot open, or close out of mHotspot, you have to pretty much follow the instructions from the beginning like it was your first time installing mHotspot. It's super annoying to have to put in that information every single time I open mHotspot.

    Summary

    It would be the greatest program of all time for this kinda stuff if it could actually remember the information you entered when you first started mHotspot. So all you would have to do is open mHotspot and click start and it would work from there every time, without the user having to re-enter all the information. Like, for me, I have to click start hotspot, then go to my network center and share the WiFi connection that I currently have with the connection I created with mHotspot. And I have to do it EVERY TIME. It's the most annoying thing in the world. But, if they fixed that, mHotspot would be amazing.

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  • 5 stars

    "Its Work well.."

    September 25, 2014

    Version: mHotspot 7.6

    Pros

    Good hotpost

    Cons

    ************

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  • 5 stars

    "It Works... And FREEE"

    September 23, 2014   |   By abdularief

    Version: mHotspot 7.6

    Pros

    I dont know what to say, but its as good as connectify, but really FREE...
    Nice App, and best wifi hotspot ever after

    Cons

    It cost a long time to start and stop, but it doenst matter. its really works

    Summary

    What a great apps

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  • 1 stars

    "Didn't work"

    September 17, 2014

    Version: mHotspot 7.6

    Pros

    The best that can be said is that doesn't have a virus

    Cons

    Regrettably, I have Win8 on my laptop so I can't blame the program entirely. However, it is such a mess, this program screwed up both wifi and LAN connectivity for days. For some reason, the system confused the mhotspot with wifi, and then refused to recognize the LAN or even copy of the LAN, or new connection. As I said, might be mostly due to Win8, but this program is definitely not compatible.

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  • 5 stars

    "the best in the market"

    September 15, 2014   |   By dragon_manrocks

    Version: mHotspot 7.6

    Pros

    awesome awesome awesome!

    Cons

    awesome awesome awesome!

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  • 5 stars

    "better than connectify hotspot"

    September 06, 2014

    Version: mHotspot 7.6

    Pros

    easy and fast...no service installed no junk files left no errors no problems ...just click start and enjoy...really thank you team for this great program ...you guys deserve $200 dollar :)

    Cons

    no other features like ...cant send files to other pc or mobile...no encryption types no internet control over connected clients ....but these features may make program start long and have problems if activated

    Summary

    better than connectify hotspot ...because its very fast and easy and dosnt requires services to be installed and it dosnt crash a lot and write crash dumps size like 9 x 15 mb crash dump files....connectify crash automatically with no reason and creates crash dump files with 15 mb and it makes 9 files ....wasting your hard drive size.....this program mhotspot is the solution for eazy life :) thanks for this software keep it up :)

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  • 5 stars

    "BEST HOTSPOT APP"

    September 04, 2014

    Version: mHotspot 7.6

    Pros

    It's free and simple to use...

    Cons

    no cons.yet.. good enough.. until now

    Summary

    I have been tried many hotspot apps....
    some app.... need to buy,,, (cannot buy from myanmar yet), Some apps
    doesn't work well....
    So, I recommend that this app is the perfect app because of totally free, simple, and easy to use. So this app is a MUST app for all internet users and wifi users.... all over the world.....

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  • 5 stars

    "Nothing But The Best."

    September 01, 2014   |   By AeonEdge

    Version: mHotspot 7.6

    Pros

    SIMPLE, SECURE, STABLE.
    And like all the best things in life it is completely free.

    Cons

    Strange it don't have any.

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  • 5 stars

    "This product can replace your need of Router..."

    September 01, 2014   |   By Raj_Palange

    Version: mHotspot 7.6

    Pros

    manages how many users may connect.
    easy setup.
    manages internet source

    Cons

    didn't find yet

    Summary

    very user friendly product...

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