How to share my Windows PC Internet connection to my other devices via Ethernet

This is the most efficient way to share your Windows PCs internet connection to your other Ethernet-capable devices. This set up is also advisable if you're connecting to a public internet or if your connection is limited to a number of connected devices. This article shows you the steps to do this.

Hardware requirements: 

  • Internal Wi-Fi card, External Wi-Fi USB adapter (optional).
  • Internal Ethernet card, External Ethernet USB adapter (optional).

Step 1: Purchase Connectify Hotspot PRO or MAX from the Connectify website. While there is a free trial version of Connectify Hotspot, sharing 3G/4G or Ethernet connections as WiFi is only available in the PRO and MAX versions.

Step 2: There are several ways to get an internet connection to your computer. Please see these options below.

Step 3. Open Connectify Hotspot and choose Wired Router.

Step 4: Make sure your preferred Windows internet connection source is selected from the ‘Internet to Share’ dropdown. Icons next to each adapter tell you what kind of Internet connection you’re selecting.

Step 5: Choose between Routed or Bridged. Learn more about the difference between Routed and Bridged mode by clicking this LINK.

Step 6Share Over should be set to your Ethernet Adapter.

Optional: Choose the ' Ad Blocker' option as this feature will save you a lot of data. Learn more about the universal ad blocker in Connectify Hotspot.

Step 7: Click the ‘Start Hotspot’ button to begin sharing your Internet connection with your other Ethernet-capable devices.

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