Have you ever wondered on how to create a WiFI hotspot for your Home just like those available in public places or coffee shops etc. Using a free tool called MyWIFIzone, you can convert your existing wireless network into a WIFI hotspot.Â As per WikiPedia
A hotspot is a site that offers Internet access over a wireless local area network through the use of a router connected to a link to an Internet service provider. Hotspots typically use Wi-Fi technology.
Hotspots may be found in coffee shops and various other public establishments throughout much of the developed world.
Download myWIFIzone to easily convert your wireless network into a WIFI hotspot. It runs on any WindowsÂ® 2000 or XP computer connected to your network – so you do not need to buy expensive hardware or reconfigure your router.
Runs on any computer on your network
Unlike most hotspot software, myWIFIzone can run on any Windows 2000/XP computer connected to your wireless network, not just the “gateway” machine or router. This saves you from having to set up complicated router software, Internet Connection Sharing (ICS), or using your PC as a router. And your network card does not have to support RF-Monitor or “Promiscuous” mode like some competitors’ products.
The HotZone service blocks WIFI visitors and redirects them to a splash page (captive portal) where they can purchase time on your hotspot. Site owners can use a secure on-line portal called the Site Control Center to manage their hotspot sites, or just offer the default purchase options.
Site Control Center features:
Username and password protected secure portal;
Select default language;
Set up site offerings such as one-time purchases or monthly subscriptions;
Select currency for each site offering (supports up to 5 currencies);
Monitor site usage and transactions; and
View messages from visitors.
Visitor Payment Processing:
Visitors are redirected to secure PayPal site after they select a purchase option;
Visitors pay using their PayPal account or a credit card if they do not have a PayPal account;
Once payment is processed, visitors automatically gain access for the time period they have purchased.
Site Revenue Sharing:
Site revenue shared between myWIFIzone and Site Owner monthly;
Site Owner share is 60% (70% for HotZone Premium site) less $0.35 (USD) per transaction;
Revenue share and transaction report is sent to Site Owner PayPal account every month;
(See details in the SSA.)
HotZone site branding:
HotZone sites are branded with myWIFIzone’s logo and default messages. To add your own branding, please subscribe to the HotZone Premium service.
The installation failed on my Windows 7 64 bit Laptop as it was unable to install its wifi driver even though it gave me no error while installation. Hence i was unable to test it much. But it worked great under windows XP under my Virtual machines (using VMware Player).
Give it a try and share your feedback.