Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Streamline your life, with Connectify.

If 2010 has taught us anything, it’s that technology is becoming increasingly present in every aspect of our lives. More so than ever, we’re streaming our entertainment at the touch-of-a-button, interacting with friends via social media during our daily commute, and conducting business while enjoying an in-flight movie. Still, all this convenience does come at a cost. From juggling between several mobile devices, to wrangling wi-fi signals on-the-go, sometimes the headache can be as omnipresent as the technology itself. Fortunately, with Connectify and a Windows 7 PC, you can make the stress of networking disappear at the click-of-a-button. Here are some nifty tips for streamlining you life using Connectify in the new year:

Extend the range of your home or office network
Connectify comes in pretty handy when you’re trying to extend the range of an existing wi-fi network. Using the software as a repeater, you can significantly expand the reach of your home or office network. Connectify can get the internet up to your guest bedroom when the in-laws are in town, or make the web available in the backyard for your summertime barbecue.

Turn your mobile broadband card into a hotspot
Are you using a mobile broadband card to stay connected on-the-go? Set Connectify to re-broadcast this 3G/4G signal, and voila, you’ve got a mobile hotspot that any device can latch onto. Just think, now you can play multi-player XBox Live games anywhere you go... the possibilities are endless!

Get yourself Connectified
These days, we walk out the door carrying much more than just our cell phones. Even the least tech-savvy folks out there are now attached to their media players and wi-fi enabled cameras; not to mention laptops, netbooks, and iPads. When hotel wi-fi networks and expensive airport hotspots limit you to a single connection to the internet, it can be impossible to get all of these various devices online. However, with Connectify installed on a Windows 7 laptop, anyone can transform that single connection into a secure wi-fi hotspot that all of your devices can connect to simultaneously.

Offline Networking
Even without an active Internet connection, you can still run a Connectify hotspot. This provides wireless access to shared folders, printers, and drives on your network, as well as the ability to play LAN games with others.

Download the latest version of Connectify here, and tell us how you use Connectify to take the ‘work’ out of networking!

Posted by Raj