Virtual Router Plus turns any Windows 7 and Windows 8 computer into a Wifi Hot Spot using Wireless Hosted Network technology.
What is Virtual Router Plus?
Virtual Router Plus is a free, open source software based router for PCs running Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows Server 2012. Using Virtual Router Plus, users can wirelessly share any internet connection (Wifi, LAN, Cable Modem, Dial-up, Cellular, etc.) with any Wifi device (Laptop, Smart Phone, iPod Touch, iPhone, Android Phone, Zune, Netbook, wireless printer, etc.) These devices connect to Virtual Router just like any other access point, and the connection is completely secured using WPA2 (the most secure wireless encryption.)
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Which Wifi Devices are Supported?
The device support is dependent on you having a driver installed that is Certified for Windows 7 or Windows 8 that supports hosted network.
To find out whether your device/driver supports this feature, execute the following command in cmd windows,
netsh wlan show drivers
And look for the the support of hosted network,
Hosted network supported : yes/no
This project is based on codeplex project Virtual Router. Thanks Chris Pietschmann for providing such a good open source software.
Improvements from Virtual Router
Works on Windows 8 and Windows 2012
Solved the problem of “Virtual router could not be started”
No installation needed
Do not start background service so anything is under your control