Connectify Changelog

New in version

December 19th, 2014
  • Fix incorrect identification of Wi-Fi adapters as not supporting Hosted Network
  • Add warning when Hotspot is being broadcast in 5GHz mode
  • Better IP/Gateway selection on complex network setups
  • Improve compatibility with adapters that have adaptive MTUs
  • Further stability and reporting improvements

New in version (October 18th, 2014)

  • Correctly read the MTU of connections with dynamic MTU values, such as Speedify
  • Fix compatibility with some VPN products - The ability of client devices to access the Hotspot host computer by using any of the host’s IPs has been turned off by default. It may be re-enabled by selecting Settings - Advanced - Access Host via Any IP. This fixes compatibility with Switchboard Personal Server.
  • Further stability and reporting improvements

New in version (October 2nd, 2014)

  • Fix compatibility with Speedify!
  • Fix crash bug in the native networking code
  • Fix some log generation failures when file system permissions are broken

New in version (September 27th, 2014)

  • Clients can now access the Hotspot host computer by using any of the host’s IPs
  • Fix for clients accessing upstream networks of the Hotspot host computer when a router isn’t present, or the router doesn’t forward traffic properly
  • Hotspot now uses packaged Open Sans fonts. This gives the software a more modern look and should fix crashes on computers that cannot display Arial.
  • Fix credits/settings/license files occasionally getting corrupted
  • Stability improvements

New in version (September 12th, 2014)

  • Performance tuning: The NAT inside of Hotspot / Dispatch had been tuned for performance, and is up to 10% faster.
  • Hotspot startup time has been improved for some users
  • Better recovery from disabled Wi-Fi adapters
  • Bundled Fonts: Connectify now includes all of the fonts that it uses. This is important for many European users.
  • Improved support for multi-user computers: Connectify better handles multiple users being logged onto a machine at the same time.
  • Fix for crashes on unexpected errors.

New in version (July 24th, 2014)

  • Fix for starting a Wi-Fi Hotspot on Tablets and other devices without Ethernet adapters
  • Fix for settings loss when upgrading from 8.0 and earlier : Everyone upgrading from any version will have their 'Resume on boot-up' settings from Startup Options for both Hotspot and Dispatch reset when updating to this or newer releases, but all other settings will be retained.

New in version (July 22nd, 2014)

  • New Driver / Improved Compatibility – We did a lot of work to debug problems caused by other drivers on your system doing a variety of bad things. The end result is great; we have fixed compatibility with Cisco AnyConnect VPN, Yes Go 4G USB modem, Vodafone and Huawei USB modems, as well as many others.
  • Fixed a fragmented packet handling issue – Resolved issue with the Spotflux VPN on iOS clients. It’s likely that this fix may resolve issues with other devices and applications as well.
  • New ‘Settings’ Tab – In Settings we’ve pulled choice of Wireless (create a WiFi hotspot, the default) vs Wired (turn your computer into a wired Ethernet router) to the very top. This makes things much clearer, as once you make that choice, all the settings that don’t apply to you disappear.
  • Static IP Addresses – You can now assign a static IP Address to a client to ensure that it always gets the same IP address, every time it connects. On the ‘Clients’ tab, right-click on the computer icon, and select “Set Static IP Address”
  • New Startup Option – Automatically run a hotspot or always Dispatch your Internet connections anytime you turn your computer on, with the new “Always Resume” option in Settings > Startup Options.
  • License screen (under Activate Software) displays how many machines a license is good for.

New in version (March 27th, 2014)

  • Hotspot:
  • Fix Android clients not being able to connect when Local Access is disabled.
  • Option to ‘Disable Adapter Power Management’ (Under Settings/Advanced) on the Hotspot adapter. This may help users who have client devices all get kicked off or have the hotspot disappear if sharing Ethernet. You may need to reboot your computer after starting a hotspot for the first time for this setting to take full effect in Windows
  • Give more time for adapters to come up when starting an Access Point to avoid some instances of ‘Hosted Network unavailable’ and similar failed starts.
  • Fix a peer scanning deadlock on background threads
  • Fix for some clients devices (mostly Android) avoiding a Hotspot or disconnecting from a Hotspot
  • Dispatch:
  • New, updated Dispatch tutorial
  • Fix Dispatch tutorial ‘Do not show this again’ button
  • Detect multiple connections to the same network, which can lead to various connectivity issues
  • Sort adapter list in Application Settings by most recent connections
  • Fixes around secure connection grouping when an interface is set to NEVER or becomes Overlimit
  • Reset connections on other adapters when setting an Application to a specific adapter
  • General:
  • Fix uninstaller not getting created on some systems during a fresh install
  • Automatically start service dependencies if they are disabled (WLAN AutoConfig, Windows Management Instrumentation) and warn during install if these services are not present
  • Enable Wi-Fi devices that are software-disabled when starting a Hotspot, instead of informing the user that they should enable their Wi-Fi devices.
  • Fix a Hotspot UI crash
  • Work around some email systems not liking our secured log files
  • Stability fixes
  • New, updated Activation screens
  • Protect against deadlocks causing Hotspot and Dispatch UIs to freeze up
  • Stabilize license check on some systems
  • Fix Installer hang on ‘Checking software conflicts’
  • Fix Hotspot/Dispatch hang on launch
  • Support for activation behind a proxy that requires authentication

New in version (March 18th, 2014)

  • Fix uninstaller not getting created on some systems during a fresh install