Share Internet Connection on Windows 7 Laptop with Wi-Fi Enabled Mobile Devices like iPad

3G or other wireless data cards are easily available for browsing Internet. If you have a laptop with Windows 7 installed on it, you can share the Internet connection of laptop with other mobile devices like iPad, BlackBerry, iPhone using Wi-Fi or with desktops as well. Normally it is not possible to share internet connection of laptop with data card stick. But you can do that with Connectify.

Share Internet connection of Laptop with other devices like iPad, iPhone, BlackBerry, Desktops

For example, if you are having a wired broadband connection for your home or office Wi-Fi thru which you access internet on desktop, laptop, iPad etc. In case your wired Wi-Fi fails, you can insert 3G or other wireless data card in Laptop and start surfing Internet. But that Internet connection can’t be shared on Home Wi-Fi (with router) for other devices. Using Data Card on desktops is not a good idea as you may not get good signal on your desk location. Laptops are movable, so you can move your laptop in good signal area and browse Internet at good speed. But now you can insert data card of your 3G data service provider into your laptop and then your laptop will become Wi-Fi hub. So you can start using that Internet connection on other devices as well.

Connectify is a free application for Windows 7 users where you just need to install this application on laptop with Wi-Fi card. Insert data card of 3G connection to browse internet. Now setup Connectify to make your laptop a Wi-Fi hub. Now you can share Internet with your desktops using wireless router. Here is the setup option for Connectify.

Connectify Setup 

Once you will setup your Connectify settings, you can start sharing Internet with your Wi-Fi iPad, iPhone, BlackBerry or any other mobile devices or your desktop computers.

Download Connectify

Note: Connectify doesn’t work with Windows XP, Vista etc. It only works with Windows 7.

Here is the demo video showing Connectify working with a laptop and a mobile device.

Video Demo – Connectify

Sanjeev Mishra is a professional blogger and an Internet Marketing Consultant based in India. He has built the Internet Techies to provide you updates in technology and web application area.

8 Comments

  1. slank

    July 24, 2010 at 10:49 am

    im use this software it working for laptop and mobile device BUT when i search wifi through my ps 3 it cant detect the wifi?help me coz i want play game online

  2. Shiva

    December 15, 2010 at 7:34 pm

    Hey its not true. Have you ever checked it using 3G datacard? It never works. It throws an error AP mode not supported.

    Do you think u have an answer? Please send me a mail

  3. Sanjeev Mishra

    December 16, 2010 at 4:34 am

    It works fine with Reliance Netconnect card. Need to check whether it works with BSNL 3G card or not, but got some feedback from BSNL users that it works fine.

  4. Mahendar Bhimanatini

    March 30, 2011 at 12:44 pm

    Awesome… thank you so much, it’s working. Now I am sharing my laptop internet with my iPhone4.

    Thanks a lot…..

  5. Mohit Chaudhary

    September 10, 2011 at 9:43 am

    The connectify doesn’t works on EVDO USB modem. IS there any solution ? plz help me, i want to access internet of my laptop in my wifi enabled mobile phone.

  6. Virender Thakur

    July 22, 2012 at 2:10 am

    I have reliance data card but it does not work.. with it.. May I know did you do it?

  7. Vijay Prabhakar

    August 23, 2012 at 5:42 am

    I also have Reliance net connect. Not working here too. :( Pls help

  8. Roney Joseph

    October 19, 2012 at 9:20 pm

    hai its not showing acess point ,just ad hoc,, can you suggest me any other method,,or how to fix this

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