Saturday, 21 July 2012

AndroidWifi is live!

Following my post few months back about how to set up a simple script to share your connection with Android devices in particular, I found that there was no application which provided full capabilities as my batch scripts did. I started work on a very simple application to convert these scripts into an easy to use application. Today I am releasing first version of this application.

Why AndroidWifi?
While reading this post, some of you might be wondering, why use AndroidWifi? why go through all these steps?

The answer is simple. This is the only free software available to date which enables you to share all types of internet connections over wifi.

These include:
  • 3G dongle internet
  • Wired internet
  • Wifi internet from another router
  • internet accessed through USB adapters

Update 13/08/2013: I am seeing people copying this blogpost as it is on their blogs. For this reason I have put a password on the file.

The software can be downloaded at: AndroidWifi_0.9  AndroidWifi_0.91 AndroidWifi_0.95
Download password:

- AndroidWifi version 0.95 (21/11/2012)

-- Fixed issue with false detection of script binaries as trojan in Avg Antivirus Software (thanks to ADTC for reporting this problem)

To use AndroidWifi, extract the contents to any suitable location.

After this go to the folder AndroidWifi_0.9\ and right click on the file named AndroidWifi.exe and go to properties. Under compatibility tab, check the option Run this program as an administrator.

These administrative rights are only required by the netsh command in windows, which is used in this application to enable the virtual router. 

Once you are done extracting head over to my older post and set up the Settings on your phone and Sharing your internet connection steps.

If everything is set up correctly you will be able to connect using your specified SSID and PASSKEY

Additional Requirements
AndroidWifi requires Microsoft .Net Framework 4.0 installed on PC/Laptop

Please report any problems in comments.
This work is produced under the following creative commons license:
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AndroidWifi by Muhammad Asad is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.
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