Virtual WIFI is a free application for Windows that allows you to turn your PC or laptop into a wireless access point and distribute WiFi
to surrounding devices. In version 9.3 the program is completely in Russian, and the source code is open. It also supports automatic sharing and is compatible with any Internet connection (even Bluetooth modem). Provides access speeds of up to 300Mbps (if the adapter supports MiMO
Virtual WiFi works on Windows 7 and newer OS versions. For the successful creation of virtual access point you will need:
- Net Framework 4 installed;
- integrated in the OS driver Microsoft Virtual WiFi (in Windows 8 and 10 initially installed);
- active internet connection.
The interface Virtual WIFI in Russian is enabled in the application settings (English by default). After starting the utility automatically scans the network, the user only has to enter the access point parameters (SSID and password) and click "Start". You can manually select the WAN-interface. Encryption is WPA2. When a new device is connected, there is a notification in the tray. The list of all connected devices is displayed in the tab "Users".
Radio WiFi is possible only on the frequency of 2.4 GHz (802.11n). The creation of an access point without encryption (with a connection without a password) is also supported. We also support hot spot, ie. you can use your PC as a WiFi repeater.
Disadvantages of the program: There is no information about the current download speed for each connected client and you can not limit access by MAC-address or local IP.
What problems can the program solve
The program is useful in cases of emergency when the home router is either out of order or the power is temporarily cut. With the help of Virtual WiFi, USB-modem (or smartphone with 4G) and laptop it is possible to provide wireless internet access for up to 10 devices for 5-10 hours.
It also helps to extend wireless network coverage if the signal is weak. It will be useful in hotels, where the entire floor is installed only one router and in the rooms at the edge of the network is unstable.
Download Virtual WIFI free version of the current version can be found on our website.