Thursday, September 17, 2015

Best Free WiFi Hotspot Creator Software for Windows Computer

turn your computer into wifi hotspot for free

What is a WiFi Hotspot?

Wi-Fi Hotspot is a kind of connection platform which helps establishing a Wi-Fi network in a limited space area. With the WiFi network, the nearby wireless devices like Android smartphone, iPhone, iPad, laptop/notebook, etc. can have a quick and convenient access to the internet connection shared by the WiFi network.

To make a WiFi hotspot, you can either buy a wireless router or use specific software which helps create WiFi hotspot without wireless router. To buy a wireless router, you may need to pay a expensive cost. However, WiFi hotspot creator app can help you save the money and create a free and stable WiFi hotspot on your devices.

Today I will show you how to use your Windows computer as a free WiFi hotpot, including laptop/notebook or a desktop that has a working wireless adapter. 

How to Use Windows Computer As a WiFi Hotspot - Create WiFi Network on Windows PC

Firstly, you need a WiFi hotspot maker app. There are many such apps on the internet, some of which are paid and the others are free. Here I will recommend the best free app called OSToto Hotspot which is easily accessible and open to download on official site ( and most of the download sites, including CNET, Softpedia, MAJORGEEKS, Softonic, Informer Software and so on. It is extremely useful and very popular all across the world. 

It is super easy to turn your Windows computer into a WiFi hotspot as long as the internet connection is available and the wireless adapter is working well. Let's start the easy guide!

Step 1: Download and Install the Free WiFi Hotspot Creator Software OSToto Hotspot

You'd better download OSToto Hotspot from official site because you can always get the latest version here. After the download is done, click the installer to install it. 

Step 2: Turn on WiFi Hotspot When the Installation is Done

The WiFi hotspot will be automatically turned on after OSToto Hotspot is installed and launched. You can disable this option if needed from the Settings. A default SSID (WiFi name) and password (1234567890) will be assigned, you can freely change it by clicking the Edit icon. And you'd better change the password to prevent others from connecting without your permission.

wifi hotspot sharing

Now the WiFi hotspot creation is done and you can enjoy the free and stable WiFi shared by OSToto Hotspot on your portable devices, such as android mobile phone, Windows tablet, iPhone, iPad, Kindle, laptop or notebook and so on.

What Computer and Mobile Devices are Supported by OSToto Hotspot

All computer with a working wireless card running on Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 8/7/XP/Vista will be compatible with OSToto Hotspot.
Popular laptops used by users are Asus, Dell, Acer, Sony, HP, Toshiba, Lenovo, Samsung, Gateway and more.
Commonly used portable devices are iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 5S, 5, 4S; iPad Pro, iPad Air/ Air 2, iPad mini, iPad 4, iPad 3; Samsung Galaxy, Xiaomi, Sony, OPPO, Vivo and more; Kindle, Windows tablet and all that has the function to search for a WiFi network and open the WLAN.

Click here for more solutions to build WiFi hotspot on the newest Windows 10.

Tip: If you are unable to turn on the WiFi hotspot, check if the wireless adapter is working normally. If needed, update the wireless driver to fix your problem.

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Top Ways to Fix "Laptop Touchpad Not Working"

Laptop's Touchpad Stops working

"The built-in Synaptic touchpad on my notebook no longer works, making Windows nearly impossible to use. Even the touchpad scrolling not working! I am so disappointed because I don't have a mouse here."

Imagine that without a mouse, touchpad or other pointing device, how can you use a Windows PC? So it is really disappointing when your touchpad suddenly stopped working without a mouse on hand.

This page covers several common fixes to resolve on-functioning touchpad.

How to Troubleshoot Touch Pad Not Working


Method 1. Reboot Your Laptop

The first fix should be painfully obvious - Restart your laptop. If the problem just started, this may be the easiest troubleshooter. We know, anything that's got in a mess gets the chance to start over by computer restart. The OS and the software gets to a new start with a reboot.

Method 2. Update Touchpad Driver

If you got this problem in a Windows upgrade like from Windows 7/8 to Windows 10, the most possible cause is that Windows installed an incorrect driver for your touchpad. If this is the case, don't worry! A simple touchpad driver update will fix it.

To update driver, you have 2 ways.

The 1st Way: Use 3rd party driver downloader and updater tool

Here I recommend free software DriveTheLife and take it as the example to show how to update touchpad driver automatically.
  • Then, install and launch it, an automatic driver scan will begin. This is collecting and analyzing your Windows drivers. Any drivers in question will be listed after scan.
  • Next, check the notice message to see whether your touchpad driver is normal. If not, you just need to tick touchpad and click Start to download and install a correct touchpad driver.

touchpad not working

  • At last, reboot your computer to let the new driver take effect.

The 2nd Way: Download driver from manufacture's website and install it manually

  • Firstly, go to the manufacture's website. It is either your touchpad manufacture's website like Synaptic or your notebook manufacture like Asus, Dell, Lenovo, Samsung, Toshiba, Acer, HP, Sony and so on.
  • Then search with "touchpad model and name + driver" inside. Note that you should download the right driver depending on your OS (Windows 7, 8 or Windows 10) with 32bit or 64bit.
  • Next, download and install it manually.
  • At last, restart Windows after the installation is done.

 Method 3. Change Mouse & Touchpad Settings 


  • Navigate to the Start Menu type change mouse settings in the Search field, then press Enter.
  • In the mouse Properties window, click the tab that seems to be for your touchpad (the name varies from model to model). Make sure that everything is enabled. If there are Settings buttons, make sure that everything is on.
  • Select no delay and click "additional mouse options"
  • In the new window for mouse options you will see ELAN tab (maybe the name of your pad is different). If you see ELAN pad disabled, enable it and deselect the option "disable when external USB point xxxxxxx"
  • Click Apply and OK


Method 4. Repair Corrupted Operating System Files

Another possible cause for a malfunctioning touchpad is corrupted operating system files.
You have 2 ways to fix the corrupted system files.

1. Restore your computer to a restore point at a date prior to when the touchpad stopped working.

2. Perform an complete restore process of the Windows OS, that is, a clean install of Windows.  

If you are unable to resolve your laptop touchpad not working issue after trying the solutions on this page, the touchpad is likely non-functional due to a hardware problem. In this case,  you are recommend to send your laptop to a computer repair shop for further analysis, or buy a wireless/wired/bluetooth mouse to take its place.

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