mHotspot

Download Editors' Rating:
3
Good
Average User Rating:
4.3
out of 223 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    7.6
  • Total Downloads:
    2,934,088
  • Date Added:
    February 21, 2014
  • File Size:
    813.07KB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    46,638
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows Server 2008/7/8

Editors' Review

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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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User Reviews
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  • Current Version

    4.5

    out of 115 votes

    • 5 star 87
    • 4 star 18
    • 3 star 1
    • 2 star 1
    • 1 star 8
  • All Versions

    4.3

    out of 223 votes

    • 5 star 162
    • 4 star 29
    • 3 star 3
    • 2 star 3
    • 1 star 26
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  • 1 stars

    "So far, no good. Can't get the darn thing to cooperate!"

    October 19, 2014   |   By GriznMe

    Version: mHotspot 7.6

    Pros

    Very quick & easy to install. Minimum of fuss, and even a dinosaur like me can figure it out. Everything about it is easy to figure out.

    Cons

    Well, after it's installed...It just kinda sits there. You keep hoping it'll DO something, but...Nope.

    Summary

    I've had this software for all of two hours, so maybe I haven't given it a fair shake. I'm going to give it an overnighter, and try it again tomorrow. I can't really see how it'll change things, but hey, weirder things have happened! It took all of ten minutes for this software to actually "hook-up" with my device that was two feet away, and two hours later, there's still no internet connection...So there ya go.

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  • 5 stars

    "ganesh pathak"

    October 18, 2014   |   By pathakgv

    Version: mHotspot 7.6

    Pros

    really excellent software.
    1.Very good , easy to use interface
    2.No heavy configuration needed.
    3.Ideal for home
    4.lightweight (don't occupy much disk space)
    5.Hassle free connectivity
    6.Almost my all devices were successfully connected.
    7.No licence needed..

    Cons

    yet I have not discovered any problems so far..

    Summary

    GREAT PRODUCT..!

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  • 5 stars

    "Amazing! Saves me money"

    October 17, 2014   |   By gopismc

    Version: mHotspot 7.6

    Pros

    - Simple and easy to work with
    - Operates swiftly
    - Free of cost
    - No ads
    - No forced rating requests
    - Can connect many devices at a time

    Cons

    - No cons!

    Summary

    Thank you very much for giving this marvellous software for free. I have been trying all the official windows guidelines to make my laptop a wifi hotspot. Not surprisingly they didn't work. Other third-party software costed up to hundred dollars. But this software, thanks to its developers came free and it works simply good. No I'm sharing my wireless USB data card's data with two mobiles in my family. We are saving on our mobile bills. Thanks again for this software.

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  • 4 stars

    "good programme"

    October 14, 2014   |   By vijaydfit

    Version: mHotspot 7.6

    Pros

    good when connected

    Cons

    but hangs many times

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  • 5 stars

    "It's a really good to download"

    October 12, 2014   |   By ShukerSade

    Version: mHotspot 7.6

    Pros

    easy and effective product

    Cons

    all good, no complaints

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  • 5 stars

    "Very useful tool"

    October 11, 2014

    Version: mHotspot 7.6

    Pros

    1. Its free
    2. Very small in size
    3. No restriction on changing Hotspot name

    Cons

    1. After starting the hotspot I have to manually share the connection

    Summary

    Very useful it became a part of my daily life

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  • 5 stars

    "connects really very fast"

    October 11, 2014

    Version: mHotspot 7.6

    Pros

    good for mobiles only

    Cons

    strength is not so strong

    Summary

    its a small substitution of router

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  • 1 stars

    "Worst apps I have ever used"

    October 08, 2014   |   By harun.naim

    Version: mHotspot 7.6

    Pros

    It can be a replacement of router.

    Cons

    I can not connect devices. It always has connecting problem. It is non stop and everyday problem which is more than painful.

    Summary

    Looking for another software like this. If I get any I will kick it off.

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  • 4 stars

    "WORKS REAL GOOD AFTER YOU GET IT CONNECTED"

    October 08, 2014   |   By ldiaznew2

    Version: mHotspot 7.6

    Pros

    STRONG SIGNAL AND STAYS CONNECTED .

    Cons

    VERY HARD TO CONNECT AND TAKES A BIT OF TIME TO FIGURE IT OUT.

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  • 4 stars

    "Very good and easy way to configure and create WIFI"

    October 06, 2014

    Version: mHotspot 7.6

    Pros

    Very good and easy way to configure and create WIFI hotspot,
    Nice and simple UI, takes very less memory to run.
    Easy and Fast installation.
    Ad-Free software.

    Cons

    Nothing as I encountered.

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    Full Specifications

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    What's new in version 7.6
    7.6: (Minor Update) Added: Option to check for updates automatically or not Fixed: Firewall service not handled exception Fixed: Turn WiFi adapter message bug 7.5: (Major Update) Added: Option for Auto Refresh of clients Fixed: UI becomes unresponsive when refreshing clients Fixed: Client devices count not resetting Moved the Settings section to just below the hotspot Shows Notification if a client is connected or disconnected Added: Option to control notifications for Hotspot and Client Actions Added: Troubleshooter in the app itself Fixed: Multiple Icons in System Tray Fixed: Max Clients Bug Fixed Internet sharing bug in Windows 8
    General
    Publisher Mhotspot
    Publisher web site http://www.mhotspot.com
    Release Date February 20, 2014
    Date Added February 21, 2014
    Version 7.6
    Category
    Category Networking Software
    Subcategory Wireless Networking Software
    Operating Systems
    Operating Systems Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Server 2008, Windows
    Additional Requirements None
    Download Information
    File Size 813.07KB
    File Name mHotspot_setup_7.6.0.0.exe
    Popularity
    Total Downloads 2,934,088
    Downloads Last Week 46,638
    Pricing
    License Model Free
    Limitations Not available
    Price Free

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