17 Feb 2013

Virtual Router - Turn your Widows PC into a WiFi Hotspot

Turn your Desktop or laptop into a WiFi Hotspot by using codplex’s Virtual Router, and no need of any hardware support .   Virtual Router is an open source free software based router for PCs running Windows 8, 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 connect to Virtual Router just like any other access point, and the connection is completely secured using WPA2 (the most secure wireless encryption.).

How to use
  • Download Virtual Router
  • Run the .exe file
  • Enter the password (password must be 8 character length)
  • Switch on WiFI in your device
  • Click the connect button at Virtual Router – it will take one or two minutes to connect, if fail repeat it.
Note:  This will run on Windows 8, Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2 but Virtual Router will not work with Windows 7 Starter Edition.