Turn your PC into a Wifi amplifier

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wifi signal booster

Last updated: January 1, 2023

Your WIFI router isn't powerful enough to cover the whole house? Your house is too big and you want to connect from your balcony? For this you need a Wifi amplifier.

But for now all you have on hand is a Windows PC. No worries, we have the solution for you.

With Netify Jump and a simple Windows PC, you can do just fine bounce your WiFi signal to expand your coverage area. Netify Jump picks up, amplifies and returns a existing WiFi signal.

This PC which will act as a relay can of course be used "normally".

Turn your PC into a WiFi amplifier

  • First of all, download this software depending on your operating system (32 or 64 bits).
  • Once the program is installed on your machine, you can turn it into a hotspot in a few clicks.
  • You just need toactivate the hotspot function in the Netify Jump window, then enter the name of your access point, and finally set an access password.
  • Click on the button Hotspot Enabled and choose a password. This password must be entered on devices wishing to connect to this new makeshift hotspot.
  • If an error message is displayed, your WiFi card is not compatible with WiFi infrastructure hosting, which is sometimes the case on low-end PCs or laptops.

Transform your PC into a Wifi amplifier with command prompt

If you have a geek spirit and you want to transform your PC into a wifi amplifier without installing anything, here are the commands to type on theWindows command prompt.

These 3 commands a little less “user friendly” but all equally effective under Windows.

  • To configure the wifi access point (the hotspot):
    netsh wlan set hostednetwork mode = allow ssid = "FunInformatique"key ="FunInformatique"
  • To launch it:
    netsh wlan start hostednetwork

  • To stop it:
    netsh wlan stop hostednetwork

Keep these 3 commands in a text file and you will avoid installing a new program.