10 Best Free Open Source Hotspot Software For Windows

Here is a list of best free open source hotspot software for Windows. These software are similar to standard hotspot software through which you can create a WiFi hotspot in your Windows system. Although, these software are also open source, thus users can access and edit their source codes, unlike the standard hotspot software.

Through these software, users can convert their Windows PC and Laptops to an active hotspot network. After that, you can connect one or more WiFi-enabled devices with the hotspot to share the internet. A few hotspot software can connect up to 32 devices to the hotspot at a time. Some software also give users the ability to track all the connected client devices and view their download speeds. For secure connection with multiple clients, most software use password and WAP authentication. Plus, the ability to limit the maximum and minimum bandwidth for client devices are also present in some hotspot software. I also like the ability of some software to allow users to add restrictions like block social networks,  block ads, etc., on client devices.

All these hotspot software are quite easy to set up as most software only require the hotspot name and hotspot password to enable a hotspot network. After enabling a hotspot network, you can connect nearby devices with your hotspot by providing the correct password. Go through the list to know more about these software.

My Favorite Open Source Hotspot Software For Windows:

MyPublicWiFi is my favorite software because it lets you create a WiFi hotspot and manage multiple connected devices. Plus, it also offers a useful bandwidth manager to restrict the upload and download speeds of connected devices.

You can also check out lists of best free Open Source VPN ClientOpen Source DWG Editor, and Open Source Video Transcoder software for Windows.

MyPublicWiFi

MyPublicWiFi is a free open source hotspot software for Windows. Through this software, you can easily create WiFi hotspots in Windows PCs and Laptops. Plus, it can also be used to view and manage the network usage of client systems, phones, and tablets. Let’s take a brief look at the main features of this software.

Main Features:

  • Network: Using it, you can configure the hotspot by specifying the Hotspot Mode (virtual hotspot or multifunctional hotspot), Network Access Type (router mode, bridge mode, internet connection sharing, or wi-fi repeater mode), WiFi Network Name, WiFi Hotspot Password, etc. After all the configuration, press the Start Hotspot button to enable hotspot in your device.
  • Clients: Through this feature, you can track all the connected clients and the amount of data they are sending and receiving.
  • Security and Bandwidth: Through this section, you can apply various security restrictions for client devices like block local network access, block all social networking websites, enable adblocker, and more.
  • Bandwidth Manager: Using it, you can specify the maximum download and upload speeds for client devices.

Final Thoughts:

It is one of the best free open source hotspot software through which you can create a WiFi hotspot and manage all the connected devices or clients.

Virtual Router

Virtual Router is another free open source hotspot software for Windows. Through this software, you can convert your Windows device into a portable hotspot. It basically lets you share your Internet with other devices through a WiFi connection. At a time, you can share your WiFi up to 32 devices using this hotspot software. Now, take a look at the primary features of this software.

Main Features:

  • SSID and Password: In the SSID field, you need to enter the name of the WiFi network that you want to create. After that, specify the WiFi password for security.
  • Create Network: After specifying the WiFi hotspot name and password, use this tool to create a WiFi hotspot network.
  • Start and Stop Network Buttons: Using these buttons, you can enable and disable the hotspot at any time.
  • Show Status: It is another important section through which you can view the number of connected devices, internet speed, etc., parameters of an active WiFi connection.

Final Thoughts:

It is another capable open source hotspot software through which anyone can quickly create a WiFi hotspot and share the internet with various nearby WiFi-enabled devices.

Virtual Router Plus

Virtual Router Plus is another free open source hotspot software for Windows. It is a basic hotspot software through which you can quickly set up and activate a WiFi hotspot in your Windows PC or Laptop. Let’s take a brief look at the main features of this software.

Main Features:

  • Shared Connection: Through this feature, you can share your Ethernet as well as input WiFi connection with other devices like phones, tablets, laptops, etc.
  • Multiple Connection Support: The hotspot generated by this software allows multiple devices to connect with its WiFi hotspot.
  • Network Name: Use it to specify the name of the WiFi Hotspot name.
  • Password: As its name suggests, it is used to specify the hotspot password using which other devices can connect with its hotspot.

Final Thoughts:

It is one of the simplest open source hotspot software that anyone can use to quickly convert their Windows system into an active WiFi hotspot.

MO Virtual Router

MO Virtual Router is another free open source hotspot software for Windows. Using this software, you can easily create a WiFi hotspot in your Windows system and share your internet with multiple WiFi-enabled devices. It is also quite easy to set up and enable the WiFi hotspot network. Let’s take a brief look at the main features of this open source hotspot software.

Main Features:

  •  Hotspot Setup: To set up the WiFi hotspot, users just need to specify the WiFi hotspot name and hotspot password (providing which other devices can access the hotspot).
  • Create WiFi Point: After completing the hotspot setup, press the Create WiFi Point button to create a WiFi network.
  • Start and Stop WiFi: Using the Start WiFi button, you can make your WiFi network discoverable so that other devices can search and connect with the Hotspot. By pressing the Stop WiFi button, you can disable the WiFi hotspot network.

Final Thoughts:

It is another simple yet very capable open source hotspot software through which anyone can convert their Windows system to a WiFi hotspot.

Virtual WiFi

Virtual WiFi is yet another free open source hotspot software for Windows. Through this software, you can easily create a hotspot network to share the internet with one or more nearby WiFi-enabled devices. In addition to that, you can view various WiFi sharing status in this software. Now, check out the main features of this software.

Main Features:

  • Create Connection: After specifying the hotspot name and password, users can create a WiFi hotspot connection by pressing the Create Connection button.
  • Multiple Hotspot Profiles: In this software, users can also create and maintain multiple hotspot profile for different client devices.
  • Enable/ Disable Adapters: Using Enable Adapter feature, you can make your WiFi hotspot discoverable so that other devices can connect with the hotspot. Similarly, you can disable the WiFi hotspot at any time by using the Disable Adapter option.
  • Connection Status: Use it to track the connection status of all the connected devices.
  •  Data Sent/ Receive: With the help of this option, you can track the amount of data a hotspot and all its connected devices use.

Final Thoughts:

It is another easy to use open source hotspot software through which you can easily create a WiFi hotspot.

HOTzPOT

HOTzPOT is another free hotspot software for Windows. It is another simple to use hotspot software through which you can quickly create a new hotspot WiFi network to share the internet with other nearby devices. Now, check out its main features.

Main Features:

  • Network Setup: Launch this software and just provide the hotspot name (SSID) and hotspot password to complete the hotspot network setup.
  • Start: By pressing the Start button, users can initiate the hotspot network so that other devices can search and connect with the hotspot.
  • Network Status: On its interface users can also view the status of the network such as running, closed, network error, etc.

Limitation:

  • In my testing, this software sometimes failed to successfully create the WiFi hotspot network.

Final Thoughts:

It is a basic open source hotspot software through which anyone can create a hotspot using their Windows device.

WifiHotspot8

WifiHotspot8 is yet another free open source hotspot software for Windows. Through this software, you can create a working hotspot in your Windows system through which you can connect multiple WiFi-enabled devices. I also like its ability to not only share the Ethernet connection but also input WiFi connection with other devices. Now, take a look at the main features of this hotspot software.

Main Features:

  • SSID and Password: After launching this software, first provide the hotspot name in the SSID field and hotspot password in the Password field.
  • From: Use it to specify whether you want to share your Ethernet connection or WiFi connection with other devices.
  • Save Settings: By pressing the Save Settings button, you can save all your hotspot settings.
  • Start and Stop: Use these buttons to enable and disable the WiFi hotspot.

Final Thoughts:

It is a simple yet very capable open source hotspot software to quickly create your own WiFi hotspot.

CANTHA HOSTED NETWORK

CANTHA HOSTED NETWORK is the next free open source hotspot software for Windows. Using this software, you can create a WiFi hotspot and also track all the devices connected with the hotspot. Now, check out the primary features of this software.

Main Features:

  • Settings SSID: Use this section to quickly set up the hotspot by providing the hotspot name and hotspot password.
  • Hotspot Tab: Use this tab to enable and disable the hotspot according to your requirements.
  • Client: In this tab, you can view all the connected client devices along with their IP and MAC addresses.

Additional Feature:

  • Check Driver & Status: Use this section to find out the WiFi driver, vendor name, date, and more.

Final Thoughts:

It is another good open source hotspot software through which you can create a hotspot and share the internet with multiple devices.

aWIFIo

aWIFIo is a free open source hotspot software for Windows. Through this software, you can setup and enable a WiFi hotspot in your Windows system and share the internet with multiple devices. With this software, you can connect up to 32 separate WiFi-enabled devices. Now, check out the main features of this hotspot software.

Main Features:

  • Create New WiFi: To create a new WiFi network, users just need to specify the Hotspot Name and Password in the respective field. After that, hit the Create WiFi hotspot button.
  • Control WiFi hotspot: Using this section, you can enable and disable the WiFi hotspot according to your requirements.
  • WiFi Hotspot Status: Use it to find out the current status of the hotspot like available, not available, connected, etc.
  • Authentication Security:  This software uses the WAP2 system to securely authenticate and connect new devices.

Final Thoughts:

It is another capable open source hotspot software that you can use to securely share the internet to multiple WiFi-enabled devices.

WiFi Hotspot Manager

WiFi Hotspot Manager is the next free open source hotspot software for Windows. It is another capable hotspot software through which users can convert their Windows systems to a WiFi hotspot. Let’s check out some of the main features of this software.

Main Features:

  • Create Hotspot: By going to this section, you can create a new hotspot network. For hotspot network creation, you just need to specify the hotspot name and hotspot password.
  • Start and Stop Hotspot: Use these options to enable and disable your WiFi hotspot.
  • View Stats: It shows various important hotspot stats such as the maximum number of clients supported (32), current hotspot name, authentication method, cipher, etc.

Final Thoughts:

It is another good open source hotspot software that anyone can use to create a new WiFi hotspot using their Windows system.

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