Take the 2-minute tour ×
Super User is a question and answer site for computer enthusiasts and power users. It's 100% free, no registration required.

In Windows, we are able to simultaneously connect to a network over Wi-Fi and also share that network to other devices over Wi-Fi using third-party tools like Connectify or whatever. But, why is that on other OSes like OS X, Linux, iOS, Android we can't do this? What is going on in Windows? And can this be done in other OSes with a workaround or something?

share|improve this question

1 Answer 1

up vote 1 down vote accepted

is begin with windows 7 new technology called "Virtual Wi-Fi" that is built into Windows 7 and Windows 8, your Windows laptop can create a Wi-Fi hotspot, even while it stays connected to another Wi-Fi network!!!

you can find more info about "Virtual Wi-Fi" from below link:

MS Tech net old info about virtual WiFi

why using Connectify use below shareware called "Virtual Wi-Fi Router"

More Info And Download

share|improve this answer

Your Answer


By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.