1. deoladoctor

    Thanks for this beautiful review. Some of us have been sharing our laptop's internet connection with our PDA using Bluetooth Phone Manager in the PDA. Possibly, there may be such software also for symbian and other smartphones. Which one do you think would have better function in terms of smoothness of use, radius of coverage, and battery economy? BTPhone Manager or Connectify?

  2. Afewgoodmen

    @deoladoctor. Thanks. Wifi is a more versatile technology than bluetooth. I think Wifi hotspots with connectify should be a surer bet for an Internet hotspot than a bluetooth phone manager. But again, I do not have any experience on your PDA Bluetooth manager so I may not be able make any categorical statements. Just inferences.

    @COMPUTER. It appears you are using a Windows XP Computer. COnnectify only works with Windows 7.

  3. deoladoctor

    "When I first informed one of my colleagues last year about Connectify, as it first came out, (It was still in the beta version then], he retorted, “That possibly can’t be true. You must need an extra hardware to create a wireless router orhotspot!”

    That was me. Afewgoodmen was too modest to mention this fact. In fact, i went on to tell him that N.T.A., Radio Delta, and others would be brodcasting using virtual softwares instead of the normal broadcasting stations if what he said were true. (It would be far cheaper for them). He was almost convinced that i was right because it does not make sense saying you broadcast without the necessary hardwares. At the time, what we did not know was that the wilan on the laptop which normally receives wifi transmissions could be "manipulated" to broadcast as well. This ability to "manipulate", i believe, is what is present and lying dormant in windows 7 and which Connectify is able to bring to the fore.

    However, a question arises. If the wilan is made to "loop on itself" and transmit as a hotspot, How does it handle a situation where the laptop is browsing using a wifi hotspot? Would connectify still work when the laptop is in a hotspot environment and using the hotspot to browse? In other word, will it be capable of receiving and transmitting simultaeniously? So far, the experience has been with use of wired LAN, Starcomms, MTN, and Zain modems as means of internet connectivity because we do not have any wifi hotspot in this our part of the country.

    Experimentations and comments on this would be highly appreciated.

  4. Computer

    Lol! I was using bolt browser not pc. I stated in my comment that i just downloaded it on my phone. Was suprised when i saw safari-window xp.

  5. kay123

    Thanks for the information, I sucessfully upgraded my vista os hp laptop to windows 7 today. I got the cd some months back but installation failed on several attempts. I am a step from downloading then installing connectify.

  6. EyeBeeKay

    A great a technically sound post!

    'Connectify' typifies another instance where exotic and innovative software programming can actually perform the function of / replace hardware.

    This software appears to be 'JoikuSpot' in another garb, but running on a PC...

  7. Afewgoodmen

    @COMPUTER. Sorry, I never knew you were using your phone to browse. Your post previously showed that you were using an XP Operating system. I have the same problem myself. My post is usually correctly recognized as coming from a windows 7 Laptop but it is also incorrectly stated that I use Internet explorer 7. I actually use I.E. 8!

    @Deoladoctor. Thanks for your further elucidation on Connectify. I couldn't have said it as succintly yet elaborately as you just did. I have a hands on experience too on the Connectify application if you are using a hotspot. I have used my PC to browse in Cyber Cafe using their Wi-Fi connections. I think I must have stated it in the Connectify Review above. You can still reshare this hotspot to your mobile devices using Connectify. Yes, Connectify can still recreate its own hotspot from another hotspot. Receive internet network/connection via your Laptop inbuilt wireless LAN and transmit at the same time via Connectify windows 7 virtual Wi-Fi Exploit. An endless loop, So to say.

    @kay123. Yes you are a step from using COnnectify. A new improved version, 1.2 was released two days ago, on the 30/3/10. This one is about 1.2 Megabyte large, so it should still be easy to download. I would love to hear your own hands on Experience.

  8. deoladoctor

    Yeah, more like the paid version of JoikuSpot running on windows 7 pc.

  9. belushi

    lovely application. i've just installed it now. you wont know how much this means to me. now, i can browse on my phone while my wife is hooking up her facebook on the lappy.... both of us using same starcomms internet connection on the lappy.. great!!!

    thanks for sharing

  10. @Computer: Did you download your Bolt browser via PC? The interesting thing about Bolt is that it adopts the user-agent of the medium through which it is downloaded.

    For example, if you download it via Firefox on Windows 7, Bolt will present itself as Firefox on Windows 7 to any site you visit with it.

  11. computer

    @yom,i downloaded it via opera 5 beta 2. I think we need to do some review about the bolt ver 2.00. Sorry for off topic.

  12. @computer: Thanks for the feedback. We'll do that and probably start a thread for it in the forum. Cheers.

  13. Afewgoodmen

    @EyeBeeKay and Deoladoctor; Yes, you can liken Joikuspot as a reverse analogy to Connectify. Instead of Symbian 60 OS, you have your WIndows 7 OS. Instead of sharing an internet hotspot from your computer to your mobile device, like your phone, you share the hotspot using joikuspot from your symbian Nokia phone to your laptop. The only difference you could say is that while Connectify can connect your windows 7 to multiple devices, the joikuspot app can only connect your symbian's internet connection to one device, namely, your computer.

    @Yom; I read the article on how to turn your windows XP to a WLAN hotspot. The Article was written in April of 2009. Too bad I did not see that article then. I might just have downgraded my Windows Vista LAptop that I was using then to Windows XP. So, XP users can smile now with YOm's tip. For the Cautious updater, Perhaps another reason to keep on using XP. For me, Windows 7 is it!

  14. kay123

    I've installed connectify on my laptop, I was able to set up a hotspot which was effective in about 50 metre radius. I was able to connect my nokia e63 to the hotspot but trying to connect another laptop was unsucessful.
    Have you tried connecting pc to pc ?
    How do I share files between my pc and phone using connectify?
    Upgrading to windows 7 should be a topic on it's own, My laptop have been occasionally unstable after the upgrade (all my previous vista drivers seems to be compatible with windows 7).

  15. Computer

    @yom,how can i start a topic here on mobility? Or better still would be waiting for you to create the bolt topic.

  16. Admin

    Hello Computer,

    You can create a topic in the forums if you are a registered user. Register, login, and you'll see the menu option to start a topic.

  17. Afewgoodmen

    @kay123. Transfering files using Connectify hotspot depends on an application on your mobile device. That is an application on your phone. On my ipod touch and iphone, I was able to transfer files to and fro using the following applications; 1. Flash drive. 2. Good Reader. Other applications like Wifi Remote Lite, iremote, Remote, will allow you control your laptop with your ipodtouch or iphone from a distance remotely using the COnnectify Hotspot. This is very good for Presentation. You could also use the multi-touch screen as a wireless remote mouse or trackpad.

    Maybe your symbian 60 Nokia phone or Windows 6.x phone may have a similar third party application too that can do the same stuff. I don't know.

  18. kay123

    Having experimented COnnectify with my laptop upgraded to windows 7, Now I've restored my vista due to the instability of windows 7 on my laptop. I have set up a wifi connection on visita using the info i got from the link below and it's working just like COnnectify.
    www.brighthub.com/computing/windows-platform/articles/1685.aspx (similar to a link in an earlier post).
    The only difference i noticed is that connectify comes with an interphase that is easy to setup.

  19. Jide

    The special Middle East and Africa Edition of Windows 7 Home Premium is going for about N15,000 in some shops in Lagos. At the Hub in the Palms and Computer section of Park and Shop.

  20. Igoma D N

    @davy84.....i download the software in the cybercafe the other days but it refuse to install on my vista window. I want to change from window vista to window xp the latest, i dont known if it will installed their . My system is Hp compack nc6220. With 0.98mb processor and 40GB hard disk. Ple advice me on because i am desperate to have this software on my laptop.

  21. Hello,
    i can't connect my N5800. With notebook, there is no problem, but when i tried connect with my mobile it said "no getaway reply" ...where can be problem? ...password was correct and signal was almost full and with NB it works perfectly.

    PLS help...thx


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