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#1 Chachazz

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Posted 13 November 2009 - 07:03 AM

Connectify Releases Connectify 1.0 Wireless Personal Area Network for Windows 7
PC Software Turns Any Wi-Fi Enabled Windows 7 Computer into a Wireless Router

Connectify is proud to announce Connectify 1.0 (http://www.connectify.me), a free software application for Windows 7 that turns any Wi-Fi enabled computer into a real wireless access point. With Connectify, users can share any Internet connection: a cable modem, a cellular card, or even another Wi-Fi network with any device that supports Wi-Fi. Connectify has hit a market need: since its beta release on October 27th, Connectify has had over 97,000 downloads, and 26% of Connectify users state they upgraded to Windows 7 specifically to be able to use Connectify.

Consumers can use the software to connect their computers, smart phones, music players, game systems and other devices onto personal Wi-Fi networks, or to extend the range of their home Wi-Fi networks. Because the Connectify software is free to download and use, users can save money on multiple Wi-Fi connections while on the road and still get all their devices online simultaneously. "Everywhere you go, users congregate in groups and have multiple devices including notebook PCs, Wi-Fi enabled handsets and mobile internet devices," said Alex Gizis, CEO of Connectify. "We simply noticed a tremendous problem: There was no easy way for all of the user's mobile devices to get and stay online. Connectify is our solution."

Connectify is available at no charge. The company plans to offer Connectify on a wide range of mobile devices and provide a number of value added services within the software that will be made available for a small fee.

Changes since Beta 4.1
  • Improved Notification tray icons (including a warning icon if the selected Internet connection is not currently working)
  • Support for even more wireless cards and configurations
  • Improved memory and CPU management
  • Recover from sleep/hibernate
  • Support for machines where multiple users install Connectify and log on at same time
  • Ability to remove clients from the Client History list (right click to get menu)
  • Autohiding of the Mode box. By default we hide the “Mode” box to choose between AP or Ad Hoc mode. If your wireless card supports both, then we default to Access Point mode. To keep the mode box visible, there is an option on the Option menu (right click on the Connectify logo to show the menu).
  • Fix device capability detection
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Posted 30 January 2010 - 08:30 PM

Announcing Connectify v1.1 (1.1.0.14032)
January 20, 2010

This is the first production ready release. We believe that we have fixed all of the issues that were seen in testing. Some older wireless cards do not yet have full Windows 7 support, and for those devices Connectify will act as an Ad Hoc connection manager, instead of a full blown Wi-Fi Access Point.

There are a number of evolutionary improvements that we added in this version for your wireless enjoyment:
  • Intel driver work around: We worked around the bug in the lucky version 13 Intel drivers for the 5100 and 5300 (and probably all the 6000 series cards as well). This will bring Connectify back to those users who have the latest drivers.
  • Wireless Cloning: On the menu (right click the icon either on the Notification tray, or on the Connectify screen itself) there is a new “Clone WiFi Settings” option. We created this based on how useful people found my ““You can take it with you”” blog post. Now you can select this to copy the settings from any WPA Personal, or WPA2 Personal network to which you have connected to your Connectify Hotspot. Devices which normally connect to the other network will now be able to connect your computer’s hotspot without reconfiguration. You can instantly use this to become a repeater, or take the devices with you.
  • WPS Save to USB: Also on the menu is a WPS -> Save to USB Flash Drive option. Select this to write the information (including SSID and password) for your network to a USB flash drive. Then just insert the flash drive into other computers to have Windows automatically ask you if you wish to join the network. It even works in Vista and XP. No more passwords, and if you have a lot of computers to set up this is a fast and easy way to set them all up quickly.
  • Improved Eye-Fi support: We make sure that the port needed by the Eye-Fi wireless card is opened in the Windows Firewall.
  • Bug fixes: Support for usernames with ampersands in them, and support for computers whose clocks are more than 4 months behind the real time (but seriously, you might want to look at that)
  • Clean up the system more when stopping a hotspot.
. Here's the Release Notes
Downloads & Information: http://www.connectify.me/index.html