maryfi 1.1

Reviewed by Pete Daniel
  • Size

    2.07 MB
  • License

    Freeware
  • OS

    Windows
  • Price

    $0
  • Developer

    MarySoft
  • Updated

    4 Mar 2020
  • Downloads

    2,066 (1 last week)
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"turn your win7 laptop into a wifi hotspot"

Overview

maryfi is a software router that can help to share an internet connection with several people. The package can be used to share a wireless connection with other PCs via a Wi-Fi hotspot. A weak connection can be captured in its best location with the PC or laptop, then a virtual wireless network can be created to share that existing connection (essentially a software Wi-Fi Bridge) with others.

It is possible to use an Ethernet cable to hook into a paid internet connection, like at a hotel, and then use maryfi to share this LAN connection using a new wireless network created using maryfi and Microsoft Virtual Wifi technologies. A wireless card can also be used to connect to the internet with sharing via maryfi after that.

Any suitable internet-enabled device can connect to the Wi-Fi Hotspot once it has been created for the user. A smart phone (iOS, Android, Windows Phone or Blackberry), a tablet (iPad, Android or Windows tablet), games consoles, Apple TV, and other devices. There is WPA2 password-protected encryption that can be enabled to ensure that the network remains protected.

The software can also create a new wireless network will cooperate with proxy server connections and virtual private network (VPN) connections too.

Installation

The installation takes the user through a custom setup in order to connect to their primary internet connection and configure it for a new wireless network with maryfi. There was no malicious software added to the machine.

The installation requires Microsoft Virtual WiFi and Windows 7, 8 or 8.1 to install.

Interface

The maryfi interface is a long and slim window with a number of options presented. These include Wi-Fi settings, maryfi instructions, network status, Windows control buttons (minimize, etc.) and the ability to start or stop the Wi-Fi Hotspot.

Pros

  • Create a Wi-Fi Hotspot to share with other users or on multiple internet-ready devices
  • Connect to an Ethernet connection and create a Wi-Fi hotspot
  • Connect to a wireless card and create a Wi-Fi hotspot
  • Connect to a wireless connection and create a Wi-Fi hotspot
  • Uses Microsoft Virtual Wi-Fi technologies
  • Windows 7 or later is required due to the requirement of using the Microsoft Virtual Wi-Fi feature

Cons

  • May be a little tricky for someone inexperienced with the internet or hotspots to use the software, but instructions are provided within the app

Alternatives

Connectify Hotspot is a good contender.

Conclusion

MaryFi is a handy Wi-Fi Hotspot creator that only uses software to be able to create a new wireless network effectively. It can connect to wireless cards, Wi-Fi networks or via an Ethernet port and LAN cable to secure the Wi-Fi connection that it will later share via the Wi-Fi Hotspot.

Requirements: Microsoft VirtualWiFi

What's new in this version: new release

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Antivirus information

Download3K has downloaded and tested maryfi on 4 Mar 2020 with some of Today's best antivirus engines and you can find below, for your convenience, the scan results:
  • Avast:

    Clean
  • Avira:

    Clean
  • Kaspersky:

    Clean
  • McAfee:

    Clean
  • NOD32:

    Clean
maryfi Antivirus Report
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