Transform Your Windows To a Virtual Router and Wifi Hotspot with This Cool App

Transform Your Windows To a  Virtual Router and Wifi Hotspot with This Cool App

What is Virtual Router?

Virtual Router is a free, open source 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.)

Features

  • Windows compatible app
  • User-friendly interface
  • Free of charge
  • No advertisements
  • Does not track web traffic
  • Shares internet connection like a router
  • Supports devices with drivers Certified for Windows 7 or Windows 8
  • Works with Wifi devices in Windows 7 or 8 using drivers Certified for Windows Vista, but without Virtual Wifi and Wireless Hosted Network features

Supported Systems

  • Windows 7
  • Windows 8
  • Windows 8.1
  • Windows Server 2012
  • Windows 10

Project History

Originally created in 2009, the app is a software that uses Virtual Wifi features introduced in Windows 7. Despite its last update in 2013, it remains a useful tool for sharing internet connections between devices such as laptops, desktops, smartphones, and tablets. Respecting user privacy, it has proven beneficial to millions of users more than a decade after its initial release.

Where to use?

The app can be basically used anywhere:

  • Home
  • Office
  • School
  • Airport
  • Bus Station
  • The Park
  • Grandmas House
  • The In-Laws
  • Absolutely Anywhere!

License

Microsoft Public License (MS-PL)

Resources & Downloads

GitHub - crpietschmann/VirtualRouter: Original, open source Wifi Hotspot for Windows 7, 8.x and Server 2012 and newer
Original, open source Wifi Hotspot for Windows 7, 8.x and Server 2012 and newer - crpietschmann/VirtualRouter