How To Turn Your Laptop Into WiFi Router

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Sometimes you just have only one internet connection but the users are of that one connection are many. In such situation, you can turn you laptop into WiFi Router, considering a WiFi card installed in it. There are many benefits of creating wifi hotspot because you can’t take your cable connection everywhere but you can use Wifi on number of devices. To turn your laptop into WiFi router, simply follow the below steps and you’ll be able to turn your laptop into WiFi router. You can also set a password to prevent unauthorized access.

How To Turn Your Laptop Into Wifi Router

Download / Install Virtual Router Plus:

Firstly, download and install virtual router plus from this link. Download Virtual Router Plus here.

This software is shareware and free to use. Additionally, this

software is very easy to use and sets up a WiFi hotspot within a minute.


Launch Virtual Router Plus:

After installing successfully, launch the application. There select your internet connection which you are using on your laptop in shared connection option.

In other options, write the name for your new wifi hotspot in Network Name (SSID) option and enter the password for new connection. After doing all the settings, press the button “Start Virtual Router Plus”. To turn your Wifi into router, make sure your WiFi card is installed properly with correct configuration.

After successfully doing all the settings, check for Wifi connection from any other Wifi device. Connect to it, provide password and you’ll be connected successfully. Now you have successfully turn your laptop into wifi router.

So this was the brief and informative tutorial on how to turn your laptop into Wifi router 


  1. Twitter:
    Great tip Huzaima ,

    turning laptop into a wi-fi router is great idea but is this software is free or have charges

    Nikhil :)
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  2. Hi Huzaima,

    Hi, I have two Dell laptops. And I would like to make one acts as a router. I am using Vista, (Ultimate version). Do you have any suggestions. I have tried for days to do what you wrote above for windows xp but without success!
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  3. Twitter:
    Great tip…Thanks a load… Btw i am unable to access the wifi network in my university…Dont know what is the problem
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  4. Twitter:
    Huzaima very nice post. Direct, easy to understand and quick. Thanks for this tool which I knew nothing about until reading your post. Thanks for the information.
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  5. Hey thanks for great tip , was looking for this type of software since long time . There are other software also for creating wifi hotspot but they are not free .
    Will it work perfectly with windows 8.1 ?

  6. Hello Huzaima,
    This is indeed a nice and lovely post indeed.
    I prefer using the direct method so i won’t face any risk…
    The post was most useful. have a blessed weekend start
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  7. Twitter:
    Wow, such a great post. I’m definitely going to try it out. I hope it works well as you’ve explained above. Thanks anyway for sharing.

  8. Twitter:
    I Am using Virual Router from long time and it really works for me and they are really great to have but you can use Connectify too.
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  9. Twitter:
    Great tip for using your laptop. I often use my Android Cell Phone and the FoxFi App to setup a mobile hotspot.
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  10. Twitter:
    Thanks for the help huzaima. I was really looking for this kind of help. Its a kind of wifi hotspot thing I guess. Thanks again, keep sharing your tips.
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  11. Twitter:
    Thank you Huzaima for this great info. Am all set to turn my laptop into WiFi Router :)
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  12. Twitter:
    Nice Share Huzaima …
    Easy to understand and straight to the point ! I am using the default hotspot station provided with my drivers CD but it disconnects automatically after sometime. Will try using the Virtual router plus :)
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  13. Nice Share Huzaima, Actually i was serching for the complete tutorial but after searching a lot finally i have found yours. I was trying to create hotspot for my laptop but not able to do that beacuse i was having some issues with my wifi card. Btw thanks for providing such an informative article ;)

  14. Hello,
    I tried it, its works :) its slow in working, but its great if you using your laptop as a WiFi router for your cell phones then its really give you excellent connection.

  15. Twitter:
    Very useful post, rep +1 for you. I’ll try this tips to my desktop. It has a LAN connection to it.
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  16. Piyush Dhiman says:

    Hii Huzaima Khan,
    Thnx a ton bro, this was the content which i’m searching for so long, that how to convert my lappi into a wi-fi router, reason being i don’t have wi-fi connection at my home and for which i have to get my smartphone recharged then few more formalities have to be done then i can access net, this is the best ever thing i got to know, now i will change my lan into a wi-fi, haa haa thanx Khan bro your blog got really intresting posts. :)

    – Piyush Dhiman

  17. shivankar kukshal says:

    it’s not working properly on windows 8 if you have any better idea for that then share it

  18. Twitter:
    Great tip Huzaima but I wish laptops also had an inbuilt feature for sharing a data connection. I feel that depending on these type foreign software is not so good for security reasons….
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  19. Timothy Torrents says:

    Great tip!

    Unfortunately, I use a router in my home and all of my devices are connected to the wireless network. But, never the less, thanks for the information. I only thought it was possible to share your network connection via an ad-hoc wireless network but I guess I was wrong.

    Thanks for info!

  20. Twitter:
    Built-in feature is not functional for every device. Even the device I use, I can create a wifi hotspot on it, but it doesn’t sends wifi signals to other devices.
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  21. Twitter:
    Cool and Nice interface!
    My old lap and and iPhone linked up without fuss. Worth trying.
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  22. Twitter:
    Can we protect wi-fi connecting using this router ??
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  24. Twitter:
    Hey Huzaima,
    Thanks for sharing this amazing software with us. This tips really gonna help us. turning your laptop in Wi-Fi router is just amazing.
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  25. Its cool to turn your laptop into a wifi router. Using this trick in my laptop and working successfully.
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  26. Huzaima very nice post. Direct, easy to understand and quick. Thanks for this tool which I knew nothing about until reading your post. Thanks a lot for the information.
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  27. Hi huzaima…

    Direct, easy to understand and quick. Thanks for this tool which I knew nothing about until reading your post. Thanks a lot for the information.
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  28. Its cool to turn your laptop into a wifi router. Using this trick in my laptop and working successfully. Thanks for the info
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