posted this on October 06, 2011 04:47 pm
From the "Internet" dropdown menu, you will see the available sources of Internet that you can share. The source selected here will be the one through which hotspot clients will connect.
If a source is not listed in the dropdown menu, Connectify Hotspot cannot identify it as a functioning device or connection. If a source has "(Pro feature)" listed next to it, it is unavailable in Connectify Hotspot Lite, but is available to those with a PRO license.
There are two special connections listed here that are not "real" connections:
Selecting "No Internet sharing" will allow you to broadcast a wireless network without allowing clients to connect to the Internet through your computer. This is useful if you would like to create a local area network for accessing nearby computers without necessarily granting them access to your Internet connection.
Selecting "Automatic," a PRO-Only feature, causes Connectify Hotspot to change the Internet source to the best one available automatically. This means that Connectify Hotspot will, for example, switch from an ethernet connection to Wi-Fi if a cable becomes unplugged and then back to ethernet when the cord is plugged in again.
If nothing is listed besides "No Internet sharing" and "Automatic" and you are sure that something should be listed there, another program may be interfering with Connectify Hotspot or its drivers, preventing it from discovering available sources. Programs that affect the way your computer interacts with networks might be causing it. These programs include firewall and security suites, and often the only way to figure out which is causing the problem is to investigate each one. Try disabling and/or uninstalling programs which fit this description.
If you determine that a particular program is preventing your connections from being listed, please let us know so that we can create a workaround or otherwise resolve the issue. Thank you.