Connectify 7.2 is here!
We are delighted to announce the release of Connectify 7.2, which includes improvements to both Hotspot and Dispatch. This release contains a lot of fixes and small improvements that users asked for in the Connectify Community site at http://community.connectify.me/
Here’s what’s new in Connectify 7.2
Application Settings: The Applications screen (Settings > Applications) has been totally redone, and has become a powerful new tool to both understand and control what your applications are doing with your Internet connections.
The window is scalable. If you stretch it wide, it will show you all of the information on each application in separate columns. If the window is narrower, it will show only the most pertinent information.
Every application running on your system gets a row in the table. That row turns green whenever it actually accesses the Internet. There are several columns of data: Current Usage, Total Usage and Tracked Connections (open sockets).
Each application has an Adapter Setting. Selecting this brings up a dialog that lets you select how Dispatch will handle connections from the application: Smart Load Balancing
Default – Uses Dispatch’s intelligent load balancing algorithm
Use Only Adapter
Previous functionality – assigns the traffic from the application to the specific adapter Use Any Adapter Except
Allows you to exclude traffic from a specific adapter while still gaining the benefit of load balancing your other adapters Round Robin
Ensure that each connection from this application ends up on the next available adapter Lowest Latency
Use the adapter with the lowest latency at the time the connection is made – please note that this will not ensure that another adapter might have lower latency than the one chosen in the future Do Not Dispatch
Use Windows Default Network as if Dispatch wasn’t started Blocked
Do not allow any Internet traffic from this application – useful for controlling Internet usage
Reset Connections: Immediately breaks all of that application’s connections (sockets, etc.). This can be useful with applications such a BitTorrent to force them to reopen the sockets when your Internet connections have changed.
Reset Usage: Resets the “Total Usage” number to 0, so that tracking starts over.
DNS Override – DNS Adapter Selection – When DNS Override is enabled, you can choose to balance the DNS requests using ‘Any Adapter’ (previous behavior; follows rules from Interface Selection tab), ‘Lowest Latency’, or ‘Round Robin’.
Ability to hide News and Banners
Firewall state of unknown clients – The default firewall rules from the Settings tab now affect clients prior to them being identified and showing up in the Clients tab as connected clients.
Properly load ‘Always Show Ad-Hoc’ setting on UI start
Work even when Windows Firewall has been uninstalled completely from the system
Identify when Domain Group Policy forbids Connectify
Fix incoming connections to local servers (RDP fix, uTorrent opened port fix)
More logging around Dashboard communication issues
Improve Dashboard memory usage
Fix interface latency/reliability measurements when WAN connections come and go
Fix case when Connectify service loses activation after reboot
Fix upgrades from version 3.x not being able to stay activated
Fix activation fallback methods on systems without default browsers set
Add service dependency to fix activation on systems where Connectify service came up before the WMI service
More logging around service installation and packet redirection errors
Set Windows 8/8.1 to not minimize number of concurrent connections.
Fix installer crash at ‘Checking for software conflicts’
Fix for ‘Only one copy of installer can be run at once’
Improved cleanup of old ports in Hotspot and Dispatch NAT layer