PHILADELPHIA, Dec. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Connectify announces Connectify 1.0 (http://www.connectify.me), a free software application for Windows 7 that turns any Wi-Fi enabled computer into a real wireless access point. Connectify users can share any Internet connection: a cable modem, a cellular card, or even another Wi-Fi network with any device that supports Wi-Fi.
Connectify addresses a serious market need: since its beta release on October 27th, Connectify has had over 97,000 downloads, and 26% of users state they upgraded to Windows 7 specifically to be able to use Connectify.
Consumers can use the software to connect their computers, smart phones, music players, game systems and other devices onto personal Wi-Fi networks, or to extend the range of their home Wi-Fi networks. Connectify software is free to download and use, allowing users to save money on multiple Wi-Fi connections while on the road and still get all their devices online simultaneously.
"Everywhere you go, users congregate in groups and have multiple devices, including notebook PCs, Wi-Fi enabled handsets and mobile internet devices," said Alex Gizis, CEO of Connectify. "We noticed a tremendous problem: There was no easy way for all of the user's mobile devices to get and stay online. Connectify is our solution."
Only the machine sharing the Internet connection needs to be running Connectify. Other Wi-Fi enabled devices can see and join the hotspot just like any other Wi-Fi access point and do not even need to be running Windows.
"MiFi has been a raging success, providing a standalone device to enable Wi-Fi access for up to five nearby Wi-Fi enabled systems," said J. Gerry Purdy, Ph.D., Chief Analyst for Mobile & Wireless at Frost & Sullivan. "Now, any new notebook PC can be turned into a Wi-Fi hotspot using free software from Connectify."
Connectify is available at no charge. The company plans to offer Connectify on a wide range of mobile devices and provide a number of value added services within the software. To download Connectify go to http://www.connectify.me/.
Connectify has developed innovative wireless solutions for the military and now the consumer market. The Connectify team is dedicated to bringing real wireless sharing to everyone, saving people money and improving the cross-platform wireless experience.
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