Having an Internet connection wherever you go is a huge advantage. Many people carry devices that keep them connected to the Internet while they are on the move or when they are traveling and stopping over at different destinations. Usually, hotels that you stay at will have Internet facilities for you which is a great convenience.

No matter what operating system you use and no matter what device you use, you will always expect the best and most efficient service to support your needs. However, the disappointing part is that wherever you stopover, you almost bound to get per-device service.

Users Can Now Have a Wi-Fi Hotspot in Windows 8

This means that you can only get your laptop online, and if you want to access your phone and your tablet, you’d need to obtain separate connections for them. This means that you have to pay more for the extra connections.

Create a Wi-Fi Hotspot in Windows 8 by Using Virtual Router Plus (VRP)

Thanks to Windows, you can access all your devices on one connection. All new versions of Windows should be able to offer a Wi-Fi hotspot through which you can do this. Windows 7 did it, but you can’t do it with Windows 8. However, the capability still exists in Windows 8, but it requires some intense command-line adjustment.

With a helpful component known as the Virtual Router Plus (VRP), you can manage this. VRP is a free utility that is used for adding on Wi-Fi hotspot capabilities. This really works, but you need to do a few more things.

To start with, you need to exercise great caution when setting this up. While the software is free, you might get a whole lot of unwanted junkware. If you remain alert at each stage of the setup, you can avoid these unwanted components.

Initiating and Progressing through Setting up Virtual Router Plus (VRP)

When you encounter the first screen, select Custom Installation, and then uncheck the box located just under that. When you move to the next frame, you will see a pop-up, which will do you no favors. Just cancel it and move on by clicking Next. You will encounter another checkbox that you need to clear. After this, you will be able to install the software.

When you initiate the program and it begins to run, a Help page will automatically run in your browser. You may need this page in order to verify whether or not you have all the drivers you need. You can skip this part for now, as the software will run on its own any way.

To start running the program, you will need to name your WLAN (i.e. SSID), followed by a password in order to keep out intruders. Now, you need to select a connection that you want to share. Normally, you would choose anything that you have as a default. Once you’re done with that, just click Start Virtual Router Plus.

Users Can Now Have a Wi-Fi Hotspot in Windows 8

In a few moments, you will be connected to your new network through your tablet, phone or another computer. Your laptop will have its own connection going without any interruption.

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