Hotspot Shield and Connectify are two great utility free to use software for Windows. Today we introduce you to these two software that are easy to install, free to use and basically must-haves on your computer.
Hotspot Shield, which works with both, Windows and Mac, provides privacy for your web activities and also the security that a standard antivirus cannot provide. This software provides an HTTPS encryption for your activities over the internet, whether you use a fixed or wireless connection. Thus, your downloads or the forms you fill, including the credit card details you give for shopping are all processed using the HTTPS protocol, ensuring maximum safety for the information while making sure this information is not visible to third party websites and not even your ISP (Internet Service Provider). It works silently in the background just like your messenger and can be activated selectively at your convenience.
How is this software fun???? Well, it is fun if you like watching American TV! In its bid to give you a secure connection, Hotspot shield gives you an US based IP. Your computer, with its new IP, can actually visit sites such as Hulu, Pandora and various broadcasting networks which upload their shows online for viewers. You can then view latest episodes of your favorite shows at your convenience without having to look at bad quality uploads or search frantically for torrents.
Connectify is a simple software that allows you to host a Wi-Fi network using an internet connection, without having to buy a wireless router. This works with any type of internet connection be it an Ethernet cable or even another Wi-Fi network.
If you already have a wireless router which has a weak range in certain areas of your work place or office, Connectify, on a Wi-Fi enabled laptop works as a repeater and extends the availability of wireless internet.
If you are staying at a university hostel which has a Wi-Fi network or an Ethernet cable based internet connection, certainly there are limits on the number of devices that you can use. With Connectify, you can set up your own Wi-Fi hotspot and connect your smart phones, e-readers, gaming consoles and basically anything that is Wi-Fi enabled.
If you work on the move and travel is a part of your job, then the internet is your lifeline. Whether it’s contacting family and friends or reporting back to your boss, an internet connection is a must. Although, major hotels, airports and even coffee shops have Wi-Fi networks, the prices of using their internet is very high and can increase if you are traveling with co-workers. With Connectify, just one connection is enough for all and everybody can use it simultaneously.
Connectify networks are safe and secured by WPA2 protection and are protected with a password decided by the user and can be changed every time you start the hotspot. Therefore, you can rest assured that your hotspot, even if seen, won’t be used by an internet freeloader.
Connectify is ad supported and free to download and use. Unfortunately, it is not available for Mac OS. Even on the Windows platform, Connectify can be used only if you have Windows 7. But you do not really need to upgrade your OS to use this software router. Connectify is also available for Android and can be downloaded here (Connectify for Android).
So get Connectify today and make your home/ work place a Wireless Hotspot!!!
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