Windows 7 is having a Wireless Hosted Network (virtual wifi) capability and that feature is still there in the operating system but was not highlighted much. Earlier we shared the tool named “Connectify” to turn Windows 7 notebooks into a virtual wifi hot spot to share Internet connection with other devices. Now here is another free tool for the same purpose.
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Virtual Router Manager is a tool to turn Windows 7 computers into a wifi hot spot so that you can share the Internet connection of your PC with other devices like iPad, iPhone, Android Phones, WiFi enabled digital camera, printers and other laptops and desktops. You can convert Windows 7 desktops into wifi hotspot as well if you are having a wifi router with you.
As you can see on above screenshot, you just need to setup the Internet connection on your Windows 7 computer and then share that connection with other devices by selecting the Internet connection network from the dropdown. You can secured the wifi network with network ID and password. Virtual Router uses WPA2 encryption so you can trust the security of the network while surfing the web thru other connected devices like iPad or other Smartphones.
Note: Like Connectify, Virtual Router Manager doesn’t work on Vista, Windows XP and Windows 7 Starter Edition. Other than Starter, it works on all Windows 7 editions.