Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Announcing Connectify v1.1!

We are happy to announce that Connectify 1.1 was released into the wild today.

There are a number of evolutionary improvements that we added in this version for your wireless enjoyment:

  • Intel driver work around: We worked around the bug in the lucky version 13 Intel drivers for the 5100 and 5300 (and probably all the 6000 series cards as well). This will bring Connectify back to those users who have the latest drivers.
  • Wireless Cloning: On the menu (right click the icon either on the Notification tray, or on the Connectify screen itself) there is a new “Clone WiFi Settings” option. We created this based on how useful people found my “You can take it with you” blog post. Now you can select this to copy the settings from any WPA Personal, or WPA2 Personal network to which you have connected to your Connectify Hotspot. Devices which normally connect to the other network will now be able to connect your computer’s hotspot without reconfiguration. You can instantly use this to become a repeater, or take the devices with you.
  • WPS Save to USB: Also on the menu is a WPS -> Save to USB Flash Drive option. Select this to write the information (including SSID and password) for your network to a USB flash drive. Then just insert the flash drive into other computers to have Windows automatically ask you if you wish to join the network. It even works in Vista and XP. No more passwords, and if you have a lot of computers to set up this is a fast and easy way to set them all up quickly.
  • Improved Eye-Fi support: We make sure that the port needed by the Eye-Fi wireless card is opened in the Windows Firewall.
  • Bug fixes: Support for usernames with ampersands in them, and support for computers whose clocks are more than 4 months behind the real time (but seriously, you might want to look at that).

We hope you enjoy it. From Connectify, you can click on the menu and select “Check for Updates,” or you can go straight to our homepage.