Turn Your PC into a WiFi
The ways we can connect to the internet have progressed over time, giving us users more options. From the traditional ADSL broadband over existing phone lines, we have come a long way with the emergence of WiFi. Even our smartphones can connect directly to the internet using a 3G/4G network. More, you can share the internet through tethering from mobile devices. It is with this case that one thinks if it is possible to share an internet connection from a PC or laptop. The answer, yes. With Virtual Router Manager, you can. Authored by Chris Pietschmann, this networking app lets you create a router from your internet connection allowing other devices to connect to the internet. In short, this software lets can turn your PC into a Hotspot Router.
Share Your Connectivity Easily
Now, you may think that turning your PC into a hotspot is hard. But with Virtual Router Manager, it is not. Setting up your PC as a router is surprisingly simple. You only need to open the app and choose the connection you wish to share. After that, you just need to enter a couple of details to properly establish the wireless hotspot. You will also need to provide a name and password for your network. Finally, you have to choose a shared connection so that your linked peers have internet access.
Virtual Router Manager is a really good app. It does not only let you share connectivity, but it also shows you a list of connected devices as well as the hostnames and the addresses of the MAC and IPs. With this, you can monitor which and how many devices are connected.
Secure Connection, Every Time
One thing’s for sure when it comes to using Virtual Router Manager. Your connection will be secure, every time. The app requires you to create a password that is a minimum of eight characters, which means it can never be accessed publicly. There is also WPA2 encryption, the most secure wireless encryption, for further protection. The app works great on any Windows 7 computer. But, if you want to share your network using the operating system, you’ll need administrator privileges.
Virtual Router Manager is free to download and use. It is also easy to install and lightweight. More, the app has a very simple and straightforward interface. In fact, it is a bit too simple. You have very little control over how it's operating, and you cannot tweak the settings.
Share Connectivity Easily
In conclusion, Virtual Router Manager is a great tool to have if you wish to create a wireless hotspot out of your computer. The app easy enough to understand and work around that both novices and experts can both figure them out within minutes. There are no instructions available on how to use the app, but you probably won’t need it. The interface will speak for itself.