PCMate Free WiFi Hotspot Creator

PCMate Free WiFi Hotspot Creator 8.8

Free
Share your Internet connection with other wireless devices

PCMate Free Wifi Hotspot Creator can turn your laptop into a WiFi router by allowing you to share your Internet connection with other wireless devices, such as smartphones, tablets and other laptops. The program is quite light and has little negative impact on system performance; however, you should know that the Internet speed perceived at the end devices may depend on the total number of users connected at the same time and the bandwidth of the source connection.

The program is extremely easy to use once it has been configured. Setting the software to start sharing a connection is not too difficult if you have previous experience with this type of program. However, it seems logical that some inexperienced users require some assistance at least the first time they do it. The product is compatible with any wireless card and supports practically every type of Internet connection, including wireless, wired LAN, DSL, Bluetooth and dial-up. Good news is that you can give the hotspot whatever name you want as well as protect it from intruders with WPA2 encryption and password. Undesirably, though, you cannot restrict the number of simultaneous client connections or the maximum amount of downloaded data. It is good, however, that you can easily monitor whatever happens on the network you have set.

All in all, PCMate Free Wifi Hotspot Creator is a simple but effective solution that can save a few bucks on hardware. The program works stably without compromising your system’s stability and is available at no cost.

Pedro Castro
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Review summary

Pros

  • Easy to use
  • Supports sharing multiple types of connections
  • Monitors network info
  • Password-protected and encrypted connections

Cons

  • Does not allow to set the maximum number of connections
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