How to share your internet via Wi-Fi using Connectify Hotspot
While Wi-Fi hotspots seem to be popping up everywhere, at times Ethernet can still be the best (or only) option. Often, you’ll find hotel room Wi-Fi is weak based on distance to the router, and you might want to use the direct, in-room Ethernet connection instead. But, how can you get your iPad, Kindle, smartphones and other Wi-Fi-only devices onto the hotel’s Ethernet connection?
With Connectify Hotspot installed on your PC laptop, you can turn your computer into a Wi-Fi hotspot and easily share Internet from your wired Ethernet as WiFi. With just a few clicks, iPhones and other mobile devices can get online, no matter where you are.
Start a Connectify Hotspot
Step 1: Download and install Connectify Hotspot.
Step 2: Make sure your Ethernet connection is selected from the ‘Internet to Share’ dropdown. Icons next to each adapter tell you what kind of Internet connection you’re selecting.
Step 3: Give your hotspot a name (SSID) and password. The hotspot name is the network name that other devices will see and connect to using your unique password. Your Connectify Hotspot is a real, working hotspot that you use just like any other wireless network.
Step 4: Click the ‘Start Hotspot’ button to begin sharing your Ethernet Internet connection with your iPad and other Wi-Fi-enabled devices.
Connect your Wi-Fi-only Devices
Step 1: Once the list of available Wi-Fi networks populates on your mobile device, you should see your Connectify Hotspot’s SSID broadcasting the Ethernet network. Connect to that network.
Step 2: You will be prompted for the password that you gave your Connectify Hotspot. Enter your password to join the network.
Getting your smartphone or other Wi-Fi-only devices onto Ethernet is simple with Connectify Hotspot.