Why does Hotspot say ‘No Internet Detected’ or ‘No Working Internet?’

Connectify Hotspot is a software app that you can use to share your Internet connection from your PC to other devices. This means that you need to already have a functional Internet connection on your PC, either through Wi-Fi, wired Ethernet or tethered phone. Connectify Hotspot is not an Internet service provider. 

The 'No Working Internet' or 'No Internet Detected' warning is shown when Connectify Hotspot does not detect an active Internet connection on the adapter you selected for the ‘Internet to Share’. If this message is displayed and you continue to start your Hotspot, you will only be able to connect all devices to the same Wi-Fi network, but you will not be able to access the Internet. 

To setup Connectify Hotspot with a working Internet connection follow these 4 steps:

  1. Connect your PC to the Internet via Wi-Fi, 3G/4G, Ethernet or another connection type, as you normally would.
  2. Start Connectify Hotspot. Give your Hotspot a Name (SSID) and Password.
  3. Press the ‘Start Hotspot’ button to share your Internet connection. 
  4. Connect your devices. Any Wi-Fi enabled devices can connect to your Hotspot!

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