Baidu Wifi Hotspot can help you share your Internet access with other devices through a Wi-Fi network. The tool features a lovely interface which allows file drag-and-drop operations. The information on the main screen is minimal and an expanding tab lets you monitor the devices connected to the created hotspot and even block the undesired ones. Since the program may be needed to run for long periods, it is very convenient that you can minimize it to the system tray instead of having it occupy space in your task bar.
One of the nicest features of this program is the way it allows sharing files with portable devices, mostly smartphones, regardless of the operating system they are running. Moreover, it isn’t necessary to install any type of client app on the phone as all the transfer takes places through the browser. Besides, you don't even need to type the target URL, as the application generates a QR code that you can scan with your phone. After that, your phone’s interpretation can automatically open the default browser at the desired address.
Compared with other similar applications, Baidu Wifi Hotspot is much simpler to use, but, unfortunately, it is also much less customizable. This application is certainly not a complete substitute for a hardware router but it comes in handy when you want to save connection costs by sharing an Internet signal. Finally, it’s completely free!
- It is very easy to use
- It has a very nice interface
- Your connection is protected by a password
- It doesn’t require a client application installed on the phone
- It is not very sophisticated
- There are some typos and language mistakes in the interface