How to Manually Set up Powerful WiFi VPN Hotspot ?

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Jul 07, 2014
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The following instructions will allow you to turn your device into a Wi-Fi VPN hotspot that supports L2TP, SSTP and PPTP protocols. However, it can also be used to share OpenVPN. In order to setup a Wi-Fi VPN hotspot, here is what you need to do:

Things to Consider:

Before you begin, please make sure that:

  • You have a working internet connection
  • Windows Supported Device.
  • A Premium PureVPN account (if you haven’t bought it yet, click here to buy)

Use this tutorial to turn your Windows computer into a strong WiFi VPN hotspot that supports PPTP, SSTP, L2TP protocols. It can also be used to share OpenVPN if you desire. It is ideal for old laptops that aren’t in use any longer. This would be helpful in connecting with many devices. For instance Roku, Wii, PS3 etc.

1 Connect your computer using Ethernet cable and ensure your internet is working.

2 Go to Start and type cmd in the search box.

3 Right click cmd and choose Run as Administrator. If asked for password, provide the admin password to continue.

CMD

 

4 On Command Prompt, type netsh wlan show drivers Press Enter.

5 Upon seeing the following result, you will have to check whether Yes is written next to Hosted Network Supported or not. If it is Yes then you are good to go.

6 Now type netsh wlan set hostednetwork mode=allow ssid=purevpn key=password and hit enter key. This will establish WiFi Network. You may choose a password of your choice. Follow this as a reference:

ssid= Wifi connection name
key= your desired password

7 Type netsh wlan start hostednetwork and start WiFi network.

If you get error “The hosted network couldn’t be started.” then go to your Network and sharing center and enable newly created “Microsfot Virtual Wifi Miniport Adapter” then try again. This should resolve your issue.

Windows 10 users, kindly ignore this step and move to next one

Now right click on PureVPN Icon go to properties > Click on Sharing tab > Select “Allow Other Network User to connect through this computer’s Internet connection”, select your newly created “Microsfot Virtual Wifi Miniport Adapter (Wirless network connection)” from drop down menu and select “Allow other network users to control or disable the shared Internet connection”. Hit Ok and you are done.

Now connect with PureVPN.

If you do not know how to connect with PureVPN then please follow this guide

For WINDOWS 10 Users:

Now right click on ‘TAP Windows Adapter V9’ then go to properties > Click on Sharing tab > Select “Allow Other Network User to connect through this computer’s Internet connection”, select your newly created “Microsfot Virtual Wifi Miniport Adapter (Wirless network connection)” from drop down menu and select “Allow other network users to control or disable the shared Internet connection”. Hit Ok and you are done.

Now connect with PureVPN (Make sure to connect with with either TCP or UDP protocol)

If you do not know how to connect with PureVPN then please follow this guide

Now you can connect any device to your newly created PureVPN Wifi hotspot and ENJOY!!!!!!!!!!!

If you’re an advanced user and looking for extra security, we would recommend you to “Activate Internet Kill Switch” in PureVPN software before connecting to VPN.


How to Activate Internet Kill Switch

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12 Comments

  1. My brother suggested I might like this blog. He was totally right. This publish actually made my day. You can not consider just how a lot time I had spent for this information! Thanks!

  2. PureVPN Team says:

    Hi,

    We apologies for the inconvenience. In order to assist you in better way, we request you to kindly join us on live chat for this issue.

    Thanks for understanding!

  3. Logan Gonzales says:

    lm having a problem mine says that hosted network is not supported

  4. Kean Yuan says:

    Help TAT:
    I use my iPhone to connect the “Microsfot Virtual Wifi Miniport Adapter”, which is OK, and the ”purevpn“ sharing setting is completed, too. But now I don’t know whether my iPhone has any access to the internet because I cannot visit any website on my iPhone browser(Safari).

    • PureVPN Team says:

      Hi,

      I am sorry for the inconvenience. I would suggest you to disable firewall, go to network connections > virtual wifi miniport > properties > networking > “disable” firewall

      Hopefully this would work, in case you still face this issue then feel free to join us on live chat, we are here 24/7 to serve you!

  5. PureVPN Team says:

    Hi,

    I am Glad it helped you.

    If you have any question/suggestion do write to us.

  6. PureVPN Team says:

    Hi,

    Thanks for reaching out to us. There are no special requirements, you just to have Wi-Fi in your system.

    Feel free to contact us if you have further questions!

  7. Michael Taylor says:

    What would the ‘hot spot’ computer’s operating requirements be to set one up?

  8. PureVPN Team says:

    Hi,

    Thanks for reaching out to us. Kindly follow these instructions:
    1. Press Windows Key + R, type ncpa.cpl in the Run dialog box and hit Enter, this should open Network Connections.
    2. In the Network Connections window, select the network you’re going to share. Right click on it and select Properties.
    3. In the network connection Properties window, switch to Sharing tab. Now enable first two options there
    4. Click OK, close the Network Connections window and reboot. Your problem should be fixed by now

    Try this and let me know if it works out!

  9. jaa199715 says:

    I got an error message in the cmd section that said hosted network couldn’t be started.What do I do?

  10. PureVPN Team says:

    Hi Hawk,

    Good day. It depends on your internet connection and can only be checked once you try it. I would suggest you to join us on live chat, so we can assist you in better way.
    Thanks!!

  11. hawkeye27 says:

    How much slower will my download speed be if I turn my PC into a VPN hotspot, compared to setting up VPN on each device?