Monday, April 21, 2014

Increase internet speed using virtual wifi router | Winhotspot

In this article we will see what is DNS ,The importance of DNS & how to set your DNS to google DNS and how it affects your internet Speed.

For all the Geeks out there just go and set your DNS to google DNS and rest follow

So "what is DNS" ?  & Also why is important ?

As show in the diagram the very moment you press enter after selecting the URL lets say for example   in any of your browser's like firefox / Chrome/IE etc.. ( I like firefox :) )
first and foremost thing your browser does is to send a DNS request asking the IP address of winhotspot website .

Why does DNS request need to be sent ?.

Good question , Lets say If I and you want to communicate the classical way (old postal way sending letters each other). Then you need my home address and lets say that you got it form your friend , now you will write your address on the back of letter and we can start communicating to each other.

So the friend is DNS server. Our internet communication happens over TCP/IP stack , So our computer/Mobile/IP devices.. need the IP address to communicate in internet world ,so every URL you entered will ask the IP address to DNS.

Yes in IP packet we have source address like the classical way (write from address on the back of the letter ) so that the receiver can get back to the PC/device just sent the message.

In a sense it's asking what's the IP address for the URL ?.
So we all got the gyan of DNS :)  , Now we got the answer for our first question ie.. "what is DNS ?" and "why DNS is required ?"

How a good DNS gives a boost / increase your speed /response time ?

Most of you might have already got it why a good DNS increases you speed /Response time.
Back to old story , Lets say you have two friends .You ask your "friend 1" , "what's address of Harsha". Friend 1 replies I have kept it in home , I'll tell you tomorrow ( The slow , unintelligent DNS).

If your "friend 1" ask "friend 2" "Do you know the address of Harsha" (this is DNS request forwarding) , Then your second friend replies , yes Its #123,xyz.... (The Fast DNS)

So you are sitting in front of PC/mobile to load the content and most of the time the DNS will lead to delay.

How we can set the fastest DNS (google DNS) using winhotspot the "virtual wifi router" ?

Open Winhotspot virtual wifi router software ,clicks on the adapters icon on winhotspot application.
The new explorer will open which contains the adapters as show in the image.

Now right click on the adapter which is connected to the internet (WAN) , In my case it connected to WAN/Internet via wireless adapter, so I will right click
And double click on IPV4 address and set the DNS record to for preferred and for alternative If you want to set IPV6 address you can use below IPV6 address.



You can test your new DNS setting by using tracert command
you can check it by the command "tracert -d"

You can test your internet speed using before setting Google DNS & after setting the Google DNS and you will find a increase in speed while you use google DNS.

Virtual WiFi Hotspot Team

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Winhotspot Version 2 Released

Hi All,
Please download Winhotspot Virtual WiFi Router .
This version has updated Metro Look and Feel for windows 7 and windows 8

Please have a look on main menu ,WiFi Hotspot connection setup parameters and Legacy repair tools are visible.

The Wifi Clients connected to the Virtual Router is also shown ,(I will upload this screen shot soon)

The Nearby WiFi Network and there WiFi Signal Quality and Channel information is shown, Please check the screenshot.

Finally please share Winhotspot Virtual WiFi with your friends and family :)

Hope you will enjoy the updates in winhotspot V2

Click here for Download Link

Winhotspot Team

Note:Winhotspot stands for windows hotspot.

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Winhotspot 1.2.5 released

Download Wifi hotspot software

Please comment if its working for you or not.


Saturday, December 29, 2012

How to run Winhotspot

Winhotspot is not a beta anymore from Version 1.0

This post  will help first timers to have a clear vision of what is winhotspot and how does it look like.

Friday, December 28, 2012

Winhotspot version 0.6.270

    Click on image to view large image :  I have created a still slide "hot to run winhotspot "
   Always download latest version of winhotspot

Please go to download page and download winhotspot version 0.6.270 .

Winhotspot has bandwidth meter
Winhotspot shows client IP and MAC address is displayed in second tab.

Like to know your feedback.
Thanks for your support.
Harsha :)

* Image is created using mspaint =>may not be so good.

Note: Please re-download  who ever downloaded version 0.6 before 11/NOV/12 3:45 AM IST(GMT +5:30)

Saturday, December 15, 2012

How to upgrade winhotspot

Winhotspot is a stand alone application,
It does not have a installer,
You can search your C drive for winhotspot*.exe and you can delete application and download new version and use it.


Friday, December 14, 2012

Thanks for Winhotspot users

Its a big thank you to all of winhotspot users from all around the world.

Winhotspot is in TOP 4 Networking software in softonic globally.
Winhotspot is in TOP 3 Networking software in freewarefiles.

you will recive Winhotspot Version 1.3.0 update soon.
Thanks a lot for your support.