Virtual Access Point 3.3.0
Turn your laptop into a wireless access point (Wi-Fi router) using its wireless capabilities by broadcasting the wired Internet connection
Virtual Access Point promises to turn your laptop or desktop computer into an access point by using the wired Internet connection and broadcast it through the wireless available capabilities.
While definitely not the sole application in its software category, Virtual Access Point has some serious competition to fight against for supremacy such as Connectify, MaryFi or Virtual Router Plus.
For starters, such computer programs come in very handy every time you need an access point and all you have is a cable Internet connection and a computer with a wireless NIC (network interface card). Of course, you can also use it at home, but then, if the software is more expensive than an actual wireless router, you can always go with the hardware.
This is just the case with Virtual Access Point. Its price tag feels a bit harsh, if not totally annoying. First of all, you just cannot use the software properly until you have bought it. This kind of behavior can make you turn your back at it in a matter of seconds as free alternatives are waiting just around the corner.
Then why would anyone want to use Virtual Access Point? Well, there may be a couple of reasons, one consisting of a lack of information. Secondly, there are users that totally disregard free software as they feel that only by paying for software you get the necessary quality. That is just wrong and thinking like that will not get you anywhere.
Since the market is filled with all types of applications ranging from totally worthless to truly awesome with or without charging you to fully to able to utilize them, the question about Virtual Access Point and any other similar program is if it really worths the money or not.
To quickly answer that, Virtual Access Point is somewhere in-between, but most likely towards the bottom. To sum it all up, Virtual Access Point is far from the stuff great applications are made of. Its presentation lacks style, its features lack consistency and its functionality entirely lacks presence during the so-called trial period. If ever facing this particular piece of software, do yourself a favor and look somewhere else.
Reviewed by Alexandru Pintilie on December 9th, 2013
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Application descriptionVirtual AP is an easy to use and useful application designed to turn any LAN-connected PC into a Wi-Fi wireless access...