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Internet Connection Sharing(ICS) on Windows

Jul 27, 2015
Sep 29, 2022
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Internet Connection Sharing is a Windows service that helps improve efficiency by allowing one Internet-connected computer to share its Internet connection with other computers on a local area network. By doing this, it prevents the need for each computer to have its own individual connection.

  • Press Windows + R to open Run
  • Type CMD in the run textbox and hit enter to open command prompt
  • Type “netsh wlan show drivers” in the Command prompt window and press the Enter key.
  • Scroll up until you see a line that says “Hosted Network Support”.
  • If the setting says Yes, your computer’s hardware supports the creation of wireless hosted networks, if it says No, then it doesn’t.

Before sharing VPN via ICS. Please connnect Ethernet from your system to PS3, Xbox, Apple TV etc.

  • Right click Open Network and Sharing Center.
  • Click Change Adapter settings.
  • Rigth click VPN connection and select Properties.
  • From Shaing tab, select Allow Other Network users to connect through this computer’s Interent connection and click OK on the Popup.
  • Select Local Area Connection from drop down menu and click OK.

Now you are done. Connect VPN then reboot PS3, Xbox, Apple TV.

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Comments (11 )


  1. Logan Gonzales says:

    Hi, lm having problems connecting the VPN to my xbox when im testing connection it gives me an lp Error any help???

  2. NiO says:

    windows method is not working in windows 10
    so choose other method or downgrade your windows to 7

  3. NiO says:

    [the attempt to obtain an IP address timed out]
    I used DNS [] , []
    DNS [] , []

    • PureVPN Team says:


      We apologies for the inconvenience. In this case, we would suggest you to join us on 24/7 live chat so we may assist you in better way.

      Thanks for understanding!

  4. PureVPN Team says:

    Oh, I understand! Can you please join us on live chat, so we can help you get connected then and there. That would also be the quickest way to get this done.

    Thanks for being patient!

  5. PureVPN Team says:

    Hi Alec,

    I am sorry for the inconvenience. I would suggest you to change dns of both devices to and and check.

    Let us know if it works!

    • Alec Thurmon says:

      I did that a long time ago, stop just reading your support pages I can and have read them. Elevate my case to someone who is not just waiting my time reading Web pages to me.

  6. Alec Thurmon says:

    trying to connect my xbox one and i followed the steps but the xbox isn’t
    getting a ip

  7. PureVPN Team says:


    I apologies for the inconvenience. You are requested to please change DNS to and and then check. If issue persists please try our virtual router feature by following this link https://support.purevpn.com/how-to-setup-virtual-wi-fi-router-via-purevpn-software

    Let me know it works out!

  8. Matte Piazza says:

    Hi, I’ve done all the steps, but TV cannot connect to the internet. It can connect to the computer, but cannot go beyond that. error message says DNS has to be checked. I’ve tried several, etc, but none works. VPN is shared with LAN network and pc is connected via WIFI. TV is connected via ethernet cable to the pc. Where is the problem?