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How to Create a VPN Hotspot with PureVPN Windows App

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Jan 16, 2017
Jun 19, 2018
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A hotspot plays hosts many devices and provides them access to the internet. By transforming your device into a VPN-powered hotspot, you can provide secure internet access to any device that connects with your device.

Things to Consider:

Before you begin, please make sure that:

  • You have a working internet connection
  • PureVPN Windows App (v5.16 or above)
  • A Premium PureVPN Account (if you haven’t bought it yet, click here to buy)

1 Right click on PureVPN app and select the option of Run as Administrator.


Note: The ‘Dedicated IP’ mode will not allow your device to be used as a Hotspot. Please change it to any other mode.

2 Select settings icon from top right corner.

3 Select Hotspot option from settings.

4 Select “Got it” to acknowledge the changes.

5 Toggle switch to activate VPN Hotspot

6 Enter the SSID and password of your choice.

7 Toggle the switch to turn it on and you can connect other devices which can be viewed on this page.


8 Have something to add? Mention it in the comments section below.

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Comments (2 )


  1. PureVPN Team says:

    We are sorry for the inconvenience. Kindly do the following:

    Kindly open command prompt and type ‘netsh wlan show drivers’ after running this command if it shows hosted network as ‘NO’ then run this command netsh wlan set hostednetwork mode=allow ssid=purevpn key=password

    If issue persists then run ‘netsh wlan show drivers’ again and check if it still shows as ‘NO’ if it does then that means VLAN is not supported

  2. Dan Dan Fielding says:

    I get the following error when trying to toggle the hotspot on: “Either your adapter is disabled or is not in a working state. Try disabling and re-enabling wireless network adapter.” I have tried this on two separate devices, one a wireless card and one a wired Ethernet port. Any ideas?