Lightbulb [Q] Wi-Fi hostspot with enryption (for non-tethering APN)

Did anyone get some hotspot app working that doesn't use AT&T tethering APNs? I don't have the hotspot/tethering feature from AT&T on my account, but I got an old version (2.0.7) of this:
https://code.google.com/p/android-wifi-tether/
working. It creates an AP, and I can connect my laptop to it and browse. My APN stays "wap.cingular" (cause I'm on a legacy data plan).

However that version of tether app doesn't seem to either find WPA supplicant or not able to configure it. Either way, my AP comes up unsecured even though the app thinks it is.

Anything better than this out there that is free?