Connectify Hotspot

Connectify Hotspot

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Connectify Hotspot


What is Connectify Hotspot?

Connectify Hotspot enables users to turn a PC into a Wi-Fi Hotspot and share Internet with all nearby devices. It is a virtual router application that lets a user share Internet from a laptop with a smartphone, tablet, media player,...
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  • $34.99 per month
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What is Connectify Hotspot?

Connectify Hotspot enables users to turn a PC into a Wi-Fi Hotspot and share Internet with all nearby devices. It is a virtual router application that lets a user share Internet from a laptop with a smartphone, tablet, media player, e-reader, other laptops, and even your nearby friends. The vendor states it can be used it anywhere in the world without restrictions.

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Connectify Hotspot is the world's most popular wifi sharing software. Easily share your Internet connection with friends, co-workers, and mobile devices. Trade files, play games, and most importantly access the Internet across all your devices. Download Hotspot today!

Connectify Hotspot Technical Details

Deployment TypesOn-premise
Operating SystemsWindows
Mobile ApplicationNo
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Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
I have used Connectify as a laptop hotspot, it really helped me expand the wifi network from my LAN device to other devices. Generally, we don't really have multiple Ethernet LAN ports available as Switches are costly which is not a feasible solution for SOHO (Small Office Home Office) environment). And with Connectify, WiFi can be extended, and most of the devices can support WiFi, so multiple devices can be connected with even limited LAN ports available.
  • It can expand the WiFi network or LAN network.
  • Multiple devices can be connected with the same network, which eases the burden of securing multiple Internet connections, as we use a single Internet connection.
  • Devices such as Printers, Scanners, IoT devices can be connected with same Network.
  • It removes the need for Having a Physical WiFi router. This helps save some money, which is critical for Small Office Home Office.
  • Connectify has very big competition with Mobile Hotspot, they should add some more features.
  • Connectify has software Speedify, however, this has very limited features when combining two different Internet connections.
  • Connectify needs to find a way of combining different Internet Connections, they should use QOS when doing that. So that they can give the best path for preferred traffic.
  • Connectivity should add multiple SD-WAN features. And they should give users more granular control over which path traffic can go.
Connectify is well suited for SOHO (Small Office Home Office) environment, where we may want to save some cost by not buying the physical switch or physical Wifi router, as they are costly. Also with Connectify, there is a way possible for better connection control. Better device control and at some point it helps in Secure the Internet as we just need to have one single Internet connection to secure.
  • Hotspot is most important.
  • Devices Control which can be connected with network.
  • Connectify helped me save the cost of Wifi router when I extended my LAN/Wifi network to another device.
  • Connectify helped me extend the Internet where my Physical WiFi router range was not available.
  • Connectify helped me in connecting multiple devices when my Physical Wifi router was not allowing any more connection.
Connectify is always the first choice, as there multiple Wifi hotspot software are available, but with very limited function. However, Connectify has different solutions such as Speedify which also makes it a very favorable choice.
Marissa Novak | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 6 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
I use Connectify Hotspot when traveling, which has been ideal for remote work. It allows me to access my emails and any other internet needs on the go, which has been extremely helpful when in areas without public Wi-Fi. It is nice as well that I don't have to carry a physical hotspot with me either.
  • Internet on the go
  • Simplicity with being right on your computer
  • Automatic security
  • Not very responsive on support issues
  • Can occasionally disconnect and not easily reconnect
  • Can be slow occasionally
Connectify Hotspot would be good for those that travel often and need to have internet access at all times (without having to find a public place with Wi-Fi). From my experience, it isn't as reliable as being connected to standard internet as it can disconnect occasionally, but it performs better than other hotspot options.
  • Security
  • Reliability
  • Speed
  • Internet access in more locations
  • Faster speeds (less time wasted) than other hotspot options
  • Flexibility to travel without loss of internet
Connectify is much simpler, in my opinion, than using a mobile phone for hotspot as well as more reliable. While Connectify does occasionally disconnect, it is far less often than when I have used my mobile device. It is easier as well when it is right there on your computer, so you are not having to fix any issues going back and forth between devices.
Score 6 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
The Connectify Hotspot software, just like other virtual router software, allows us to turn any of our computers into a mobile/wifi hot spot. This not only helps with connectivity issues caused by faulty physical routers but also can be used as a wifi extender so that the more remote areas of the office are covered.
  • Bypass internet access restrictions.
  • Ease of use.
  • Network usage monitoring.
  • Connection stability can be hit or miss sometimes.
  • The UI is a bit outdated.
  • Ads all over.
The Connectify Hotspot software is well suited for scenarios where you need to monitor wifi usage, convert your personal computer into a wifi hot spot or control the internet traffic going through the hot spot. Some other alternatives have similar set of features, but for free. This can make it a bit difficult to recommend it.
  • Network monitoring.
  • Ad blocker.
  • User management.
  • The software does not provide any advantage over the free alternatives.
  • The repeater mode was nice when it would work properly.
  • Creating hot spots helped when additional coverage was needed.
Compared to Baidu WiFi Hotspot, Connectify Hotspot shares a similar set of features. Except for a few here and there, nothing is remarkable about Connectify's offerings. The fact that there are some free alternatives like Baidu's which can perform better in some cases can make it hard to recommend this app.
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