It’s an Internet world. And connecting to the Internet has become the basic demand in our daily life. Everyone has lots of things to do online: shopping, reading, chatting, doing business or just entertaining. A portable Wi-Fi hotspot is one of the important accesses to allow you to be online. You can build a safe Wi-Fi hotspot yourself to share Internet connection. Anyone nearby with a Wi-Fi-enabled device, like an iPhone, iPad, Android phone or even a laptop/notebook, can connect to the Internet for free.
- What’s a Wi-Fi Hotspot
- How to Make a Safe Wi-Fi Hotspot on Windows Computer
What’s a Wi-Fi Hotspot
A Wi-Fi (or wireless) hotspot is a physical location which offers Internet access over a wireless local area network or WLAN. You can use your iPhone, iPad, Android phone, laptop or any other Wi-Fi-enabled devices to access the hotspot, and then you can connect to the Internet. Typically, you can find Wi-Fi hotspots at public places, like airports, bookstores, coffee shops, department stores, fuel stations, hotels, hospitals, libraries, restaurants, supermarkets, train stations, etc. You can create your own Wi-Fi hotspot on your Windows computer at your home, office, meeting room, or party to share wireless internet connection for free.
How to Make a Safe Wi-Fi Hotspot on Windows Computer
If you have a Windows laptop, desktop PC or notebook computer, either 32-bit or 64-bit Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows XP or Windows Vista, use OSToto Hotspot (formerly called 160WiFi). It can instantly turn your computer into a Wi-Fi hotspot for free. 160WiFi is a very nicely designed and built WiFi hotspot creator. It’s free, safe, no ads and no pop-ups.
Editor’s Note: 160WiFi has been updated to the new version called OSToto Hotspot. The name change has happened recently. All users can download and use the new version for free to create a safe WiFi hotspot to share computer Internet connection.
Go to the official website to download and install OSToto Hotspot (former name: 160WiFi) on your computer: http://www.drivethelife.com/free-wifi-hotspot-creator.html
Here is how to use OSToto Hotspot to turn your computer into a sharing Wi-Fi hotspot.
Step 1. Launch OSToto Hotspot on Your Windows Computer
Run OSToto Hotspot after you’ve installed it on your laptop or notebook computer. It will automatically start a Wi-Fi hotspot. For a desktop PC, OSToto Hotspot will reply with “Can’t find the wireless adapter” if there is no wireless adapter on your computer. In this case, you need to install a wireless adapter for your PC and OSToto Hotspot will automatically install a correct wireless card driver for it.
Step 2. Access Free Wi-Fi Hotspot
You will see the name and the password of the Wi-Fi in the Interface of OSToto Hotspot. Now use the password to join the Wi-Fi hotspot with any Wi-Fi-enabled devices.
Note: You can use OSToto Hotspot as a management. You are allowed to blacklist the devices if you don’t want them to access your network, measure your network speed, and timing shutdown. We’ll add more features into this utility in the near future. If you get any idea, tell us. We’ll try to follow what you like.
Updated: There is an interesting function in the old version 160WiFi, and that is, you can transfer files from the connected devices to computer, view, backup or download computer files in the control of your mobile phone. This feature has been removed from the new version OSToto Hotspot. If you do like it, tell us. We will take it into consideration in the future.
Benefits of Using 160WiFi (or OSToto Hotspot)
- It’s free. You can use all features of OSToto Hotspot for free. No hidden cost.
- Enjoy Wi-Fi anywhere. You can access Wi-Fi internet connection anywhere like home, office, airport and so on.
- It’s secure to protect your account and password with the standard WPA2 technology. It helps to keep freeloaders out.
- Save your money since multiple portable devices can connect to the internet connection for free.
- It’s easy to use with clear UI and wizard.