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Free and simple software that allows you to easily find and access local Wi-Fi hotspots

Free and simple software that allows you to easily find and access local Wi-Fi hotspots

Vote: (361 votes)

Program license: Free

Program by: devicescape-software-inc

Version: 4.0.110

Works under: Windows

Also available for Mac

Vote:

Program license

(361 votes)

Free

Program by

Version

devicescape-software-inc

4.0.110

Works under:

Also available for

Windows

Mac

Easy WiFi is a Windows program that makes it easy to find and connect to hotspots.

If you use a laptop, netbook, or other portable Windows device, then you know the challenge of Internet access on the go. Easy WiFi helps overcome this challenge by searching for and automatically connecting to hotspots that are within range of your device. The program is simple to use. It doesn’t take up much space on disk, doesn’t consume many resources and can load when Windows boots.

When Easy WiFi is running, it will automatically activate when you lack Internet access, and it can go to sleep when you’re satisfied with your connection. When it’s searching, it will identify all connections within range and attempt in to connect to those that are the strongest and to which you have access to. It will continue working until it exhausts its option or you tell it to cease.

This approach is compatible with most locations in the U.S. as well as practically all network providers. The user interface is intuitive and simple to use. Many users won’t even need to fiddle with the settings. If you do choose to fiddle, one of the most convenient settings at your disposal is the ability to hide hotspots that you can’t or simply don’t want to use.

You can also mark connections as preferred so that Easy WiFi connects to them first whenever possible. There isn’t any way to prioritize preferences, which is a feature many users would like to see added. When not dealing with preferences, Easy WiFi prioritizes options based on signal strength.

Programs like Easy WiFi are less prevalent now that most Windows devices have this feature built-in. It’s also worth nothing that for various reasons the program doesn’t work or works in a limited fashion outside the U.S. Nevertheless, if you live or are travelling in the U.S. and have a Windows device that doesn’t have this feature set integrated, Easy WiFi is a very useful tool.

Pros

  • Automatic hotspot detection
  • Automatic hotspot connection
  • Small storage and resource footprint

Cons

  • Limited to U.S.