Sometimes you just have only one internet connection available for your laptop but your family members and friends living around you also need the internet. In such a situation, you can turn your laptop into a WiFi hotspot if it has a WiFi card installed in it. To turn your laptop into a WiFi router, follow below simple steps. After that, you will be able to share your internet connection with others living around you with extreme ease. You can set a password of your own to prevent unauthorized access to your shared connection. To setup a virtual WiFi router on your laptop, follow these steps.
Download and Install Virtual Router Plus: First of all, download Virtual Router Plus software. You will find the download for this file at bottom of this post. This is a shareware and free to use. In addition, the software is the easiest to use and sets up a WiFi hotspot using your computer’s wireless card within a minute or two.
Launch Virtual Router Plus: After installing the software, launch it. A new window will open. There, select your default internet connection in front of “Shared Connection” option. This should be the connection which you are using at present on your laptop for accessing the internet. The software will distribute the internet from it.
In other options, write a desired name for your newly being created WiFi hotspot in front of “Network Name (SSID)” option and enter a desired password for the connection to protect it from unauthorized access. After providing all details, press “Start Virtual Router Plus” button. The software will turn your Wireless card into a wireless router. While launching the software, ensure that your laptop’s wireless card is installed properly and it is turned on.
Now check for your newly created WiFi hotspot in any other computer. You will see that your wireless network is being listed. Connect to it, provide the password which you have entered while launching Virtual Router Plus on your laptop, and get connected to the internet. Now your friends around you can access the internet via your shared connection :).
So this was a brief and simple tutorial to help you out in turning your laptop into a WiFi hotspot. I hope you will not face any difficulty in setting this all. If you need any help, you can ask me in comments. Download Virtual Router Plus here.