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