5 Apps to Secure Wi-Fi Connection on Windows 8

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No doubt the technology round the globe is gaining heights to make our life easier. Wi-Fi or Wireless LAN has made our communication endless. You can transfer anything over Internet to anywhere. In just over a decade Wi-Fi has gone from relative obscurity to becoming nearly ubiquitous. Here is the tutorial how you can get most application or utilize Wi-Fi most out of what it offers to secure your browsing.

Secure Wi-Fi connection Windows 8

Five apps to Secure Wi-Fi Connection on Windows 8

Virtual Wi-Fi Router


Virtual Wi-Fi Router is a freeware utility program that allows any Wi-Fi enabled Windows PC into a wireless access point to access Internet. It provides a clean and user friendly interface. You can also password protect your virtual access point, that will help you to prevent unauthorized access. It also offers a tab that allows you to confirm or verify who is using the wireless access point.

Hotspot Shield

Hotspot Shield

Today wherever you move we come across Wi-Fi hotspots. Most café’s, malls and other public places provide free Internet facility, but it’s an open invitation to hackers and other malwares. To protect your privacy upon connecting to public Wi-Fi hotspots, you can use the free utility named Hotspot Shield.

It is another App with simple interface, but it works in more effective way. Once Hotspot Shield protection is enabled you can click on a Test Protection link to verify whether the utility is working or not and you are taken to TestMyIP.org. So, when you connect to Wi-Fi hot spots you are protected from malware and hackers.

WiFi Guardian

wifi guardian

WiFi Guardian is a product designed to maintain your secrecy or privacy by redirecting your Internet connectivity to a proxy server where your session are encrypted and made anonymous. To utilize the software you need to create an account and to choose a WiFi Guardian server to use as a proxy. However, the servers are made available in the United Kingdom, France, and Australia. It is priced at $49.95. You can avail the free 3-day trial also.

Xirrus Wi-Fi Inspector

xirrus wifi inspector

Xirrus Wi-Fi Inspector is a freeware utility product designed to investigate the health of your wireless network. When you launch the tool, select your computer’s wireless network adapter. Upon doing so, the software shows vital statistics for your Wi-Fi connection, such as the SSID, IP address, etc.
At the bottom of the interface, you can find that it keeps track of your wireless signal strength on a graph.
You can also test your connection speed and quality using the buttons at the top of the interface link to external Web sites.

WiFi Profile Manager

wifi profile manager

WiFi Profile Manager is a free tool that is designed to manage wireless network connections on a Windows 8 computer. This utility program can set a Wi-Fi connection by default on your Windows 8 system and also priories the access points up and down a list by order of priority. You can see vital statistics (such as the encryption key) for connections under properties screen.

The most interesting feature for this utility is that it is completely portable and consist only a single executable file that can be run on any Windows 8 PC without any installation.

The best way to secure your connection on Wi-Fi can be achieved from the Apps described here. Use the utility program and enjoy a safe and secure browsing with Wi-Fi on your Windows 8 computer.


Priyanka contributes to the Computer and Gadgets section on Techcular.

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