Router is an electronic device which interconnects two or more computers by routing the flow of data in packet form between them. The normal way of connecting computer is by using LAN router or Wireless Routers. Today we will telling you about a tool called Virtual Router using which you can create a wireless hotspot without even using any wireless router.
You can make wireless network connection without even wireless router only if you have Windows 7 (Windows Server 2008 R2) and a Wi-Fi i.e wireless network adapter. Use Virtual Network on your Windows 7 and set up your own wireless hotspot without any router. Now you may be wondering, What is special in Windows 7 that you can create a wireless network using a software, without any router?
Well the answer is that Virtual Router uses an inbuilt feature of Windows 7 i.e Wireless Hosted Network (Virtual Wi-Fi) technology and hence allows you to share your network connection with other computers. This wireless network which is created by this tool uses WPA2 Encryption which can’t be switched off by any means. Hence, it will ensure the best security by actually the feature of the Wireless Hosted Network API’s which is an in-built feature of Windows 7 and 2008 R2.
This tool is very simple to use and you won’t be required to make complicated configuration to create a network. The only thing which you need to do is to set a password so as to secure your network connection and then start this tool.
The first row is Network Name. By default this tool creates a network with name VirtualNetwork. You can even change your network name and set a desired name. Now the next field is Password. You can fill any desired password so as to secure your connection. Only users who knows your password will be able to access your network. Hence it will provide security of your network. Next is Shared Connection. Here you can see list of connections available and among them select any connection which you want to share.
Adjacent to it, a refresh button is available so that if you don’t find any network connection, you can refresh it till you find your connection. Once you done with all the settings, all you need to do is to click on Start Virtual Router and then this tool will automatically Create a virtual connection.
After connections is set, you can minimize this tool and this tool will then automatically pin in your system tray and will run in background. Now by creating your own Wireless hotspot, you can share data with your friends or even play games together and do much more stuffs.
The size of this tool is 1.01 Mb and it won’t take much time to get installed. This freeware is compatible with Windows 7 only and been tested successfully on Windows 7 Ultimate-32 bit edition.