- 1 What is Baidu WiFi Hotspot & How to use it?
- 2 How it is better than mHotSpot or Connectify?
What is Baidu WiFi Hotspot & How to use it?
Baidu WiFi Hotspot is another windows software to turn your laptop into HotSpot. What interesting fact about it is that, it is made by Baidu. This hotspot software for windows 10 is very light weighted and you can setup in seconds. But, it comes with its own limitations too. Before we read what they are lets head to the tutorial.
How to Setup Baidu WiFi Hostspot in Windows 10/8.1/8/7?
Before I start, I let you know it can broadcast LAN/Ethernet, USB hotspot and WiFi connection. Other than that, you don’t need to install any driver.
It is also confirmed that it can broadcast ether net connection from PC using external WiFi device. So, if you have same scenario you can share your connection with other devices.
- First download the software from filehippo. Here is the direct link.
- Install the software into your PC. Once it is installed it will launched automatically.
- Baidu WiFi hotspot automatically create SSID and password for you.
Now come to the cool part.
How to Send and Receive files from Phone to PC using Baidu Wifi?
Sending files from Phone to Laptop over WiFi
- Make sure your device is connected to hotspot.
- Open google chrome and enter s.com. Don’t use http or https.
- Click on big plus button and choose file you want to send.
- It will share the file in second. You don’t need to do anything by yourself.
- To add more files click on send more button.
- Baidu wifi make folder in Desktop with the same string. You can find your shared files there.
Sending files from Laptop to Phone over WiFi
- From hotspot for windows software. Click on Send files to phone.
- From your mobile, open g.com this time. You will see your file there.
- Click on download icon to download the file. No data is required to download.
- Your files will be saved on Internal Storage/ Download folder.
Baidu WiFi Hotspot Possible Errors and Troubleshoot
- Not Working – Try restarting the app.
- No internet Access – Follow this guide.
- Unable to create – Kill this app from task manager. This will work for you.
- Adhoc connection – Disconnect all devices first. Restart the app and change SSID. If that does not works for you, please follow this video.
- An exception occured/error – Please mention the error code in comment.
How it is better than mHotSpot or Connectify?
mHotspot and Connectify are both popular software to convert laptop into wifi hotspot. Baidu on the other hand comes after it. But it is,
- Faster than both of them. Would take around a minute to install and setup.
- Never hangs no matter how slow your PC. It takes around 11 MB to 12MB of your memory and utilize it professionally.
- You can change SSID name in all the softwares. What makes Baidu Hotspot cool is thier own set of choices. See below screenshot.
- The default hotspot name is PC Faster. PC Faster is a system tunning tool for windows by Baidu. All they doing is promoting their software.
- Send and receive files. You can do the same in mHotspot too. But in Baidu you don’t need to download any other software to do it. Follow the tutorial below.
- Receive files from PC. Forget USB connection or ShareIt. You can also send files from PC to mobile with it.
- Once click to block connected device. See tutorial above for the same.
Baidu Wifi Hotspot Limitations
On the other hand, it just a piece of software which do its job but in a very basic way. Unlike connectify, this app won’t let you configure any advance settings.
It only allow you to connect 2 device at a time. It broadcast ID as other routers do but don’t connect with third device. Unless you disconnect with other.
So, this is all about our tiny laptop to hotspot app by Baidu. If you used it and have any suggestion regarding this article, please let me know via comments.