Monday, July 19, 2010

Connectify 2.1 Beta 1 Available

We're pleased to announce that Connectify 2.1, Beta 1 is now available for download at

This testing release makes several changes:

1. Support for all "PPP" devices. We have tested with PDANet (both USB and Bluetooth) tethering on Android, USB tethered Blackberry and Sprint EVO, VPNs, and Cricket 3G cards.

2. Returns to making/allowing you to choose which Internet connection to share. Some users complained because they had very specific reasons to pick certain connections. We're likely to add an "Auto" choice at the top of the list in the next beta, but for now you must pick one.

3. Handle more interactions with the Windows firewall and other security programs. This was the root cause of the "" bug that some users saw in 2.0: Windows Firewall was occasionally blocking our DHCP server.

What this does not change, is that we are still a STRICT NAT server. This means that Xbox and PS3 resists allowing you to play games through a Connectify router. If you are using an Xbox or PS3, you will be happier sticking with the 1.2 release until we add the UPnP support that they are looking for (next beta probably).

If you have any issues, please email us at

Thank you!