There might be times, when you want to share your PC’s Internet connection with few other wifi devices like if you have a 3G internet data card, bought inflight Internet for one system or if original wifi signal is low. Windows 7 has Wireless Hosted Network (Virtual Wifi) technology that allow third party apps to do it. Below are some software’s – that help you do this.
Virtual Router is a free, non ad-supported, open source software router for PCs running Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2. Using Virtual Router, users can wirelessly share any internet connection (Wifi, LAN, Cable Modem, Dial-up, Cellular, etc.) with any Wifi device (Laptop, Smart Phone, iPod Touch, iPhone, Android Phone, Zune, Netbook, wireless printer, etc.) These devices can connect to PC running Virtual Router software just like any other access point, and the connection is completely secured using WPA2 encryption. Download Virtual Router Here
Connectify is a free easy to use Ad-supported software router for Windows 7 computers. After downloading and installing the lightweight application, Connectify utilizes your computers’ built in Wi-Fi card to wirelessly share any available Internet connection: a cable modem, a cellular card, or even another Wi-Fi network. Other Wi-Fi enabled devices including laptops, smart phones, music players, and gaming systems can see and join your Connectify hotspot are kept safe and secured by password-protected WPA2 Encryption. Download Connectify here.