Connectify transforms your PC into a Wi-Fi hotspot
Sick of paying for multiple devices over public Wi-Fi? Looking for a failsafe when you’re modem eventually carks it? Connectify might be for you.
As mobile plans get cheaper and cheaper, the temptation to tether your mobile to your laptop is stronger than ever. However, as we all know turning your mobile phone into a Wi-Fi hotspot can be a massive drain your precious battery. Often, the only other option while travelling is to pay for Wi-Fi for each device you own. Well, not any more…
What is Connectify and how does it work?
Connectify is software router for Microsoft Windows that allows you to turn your PC into a Wi-Fi hotspot. Why would you want to connect your mobile devices through your PC? There are many benefits to using your PC as a mobile hotspot.
If you happen to be staying in paid accommodation, you will often be charged per device to use the Wi-Fi connection. With Connectify, you will only have to pay for one device, your PC. Using Connectify, you can then share the paid WI-Fi connection with your entire range of devices.
Launching in 2009, Connectify was created to access as a wireless access point to enable users to share files, connect to wireless printers, and share internet connections across multiple devices without the need of a physical router. In 2011, Connectify began offering a paid version of their software, which offered extra features at a premium price.
Current Connectify coupons and discount codes
40% off Connectify Hotspot MAX Lifetime
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What operating systems run Connectify?
Currently, Connectify only runs on Windows operating systems. Connectify also offers two additional services for the same platform, Dispatch (a Load Balancer service) and Speedify (increases connection speed by combining each of your available connections).
How to setup Connectify
- Visit the Connectify website
- Click the ‘Store’ tab at the top of the page
- Select your plan (detailed below)
- Enter your contact details and payment information
- Confirm purchase
- Allow time for Connectify to install
What are Connectify’s pricing and plans?
|Plan||Features||Lifetime Price||2015 Version Price|
|Hotspot Pro||Transform your PC into a Wi-Fi hotspot. Features Unlimited Hotspot Uptime, 3G/4G Sharing, Wired Mode, Custom Hotspot Names and Firewall Controls.||$35||$20|
|Hotspot Max||All the features of Hotspot Pro with additional features like Bridging Mode and Wi-Fi Repeater mode (increased the range of your existing Wi-Fi Network)||$50||$35|
|Hotspot Max 3x Bundle||The most economical way to Connectify. All the same features as the Hotspot Max package across 3 separate computers.||$60||N/A|
How to use coupons and discount codes for Connectify
Discounts and codes found through finder.com.au can be easily applied to purchases made through Connectify’s website.
Simply follow the directions above to reach the checkout on Connectify’s website, then once you hit the payment screen, enter your promo code shown in the image below.
After you’ve entered the appropriate discount code, hit 'Update Coupon' and proceed to finalising the transaction.Back to top
Pros and cons
- Risk Free 30-Day Money Back Guarantee
- Small price jump to cover three different computers
- Wi-Fi Repeater mode would come in use
- A little pricey for what it does
- No free trial
Frequently asked questions
What security protocols does Hotspot support?
Connectify’s Hotspot mode uses the Windows Hosted Network feature which, unfortunately, only supports WPA2 security.
What operating systems can Connectify run on?
As mentioned above, Connectify will only run on Windows. However, it important to know that Connectify no longer runs on Vista or XP, only on the following operating systems:
- Windows 7
- Windows 8
- Windows 8.1
- Windows Server 2008 R2
- Windows Server 2012