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Windows VPN Hotspot Setup Guide

Windows VPN Hotspot Setup Tutorial

Windows VPN hotspot setup with CoverMeVPN is a great way to share your secure VPN connection with other devices. This guide will show you how to set up your Windows computer as a VPN hotspot so all your connected devices can benefit from encrypted traffic and enhanced privacy.

Manually setup WiFi VPN Hotspot

To turn on your device as a WIFI VPN hotspot which supports OpenVPN, L2TP, SSTP and PPTP protocol, Please make sure that you have that:

  • Valid internet connection.
  • Windows OS device.
  • Bought VPNShazam VPN account (if not, Get a subscription)

Connecting many device over one VPN Wifi hotspot would be really helpful.

Windows VPN Hotspot Setup

Windows VPN Hotspot Setup - Step 01

After connecting ethernet cable to your device, click on start button and type cmd in search bar.

Then right click on cmd and Run as Administrator.

Windows VPN Hotspot Setup

Windows VPN Hotspot Setup - Step 02

Now in Command Prompt, type/paste netsh wlan show drivers and Press Enter.

Windows VPN Hotspot Setup

Windows VPN Hotspot Setup - Step 03

Details of wireless network connection will be shown up and you just need to check Hosted network supported : Yes than you are good to go further.

Windows VPN Hotspot Setup - Step 04

Now type/paste netsh wlan set hostednetwork mode=allow ssid=vpnshazam key=password and press EnterNow it will create WiFi Network. (ssid=anyname key=anypassword)

Windows VPN Hotspot Setup

Windows VPN Hotspot Setup - Step 05

Type/paste netsh wlan start hostednetwork to start WiFi network.

Note if you get this “The hosted network couldn’t be started.” error then go to your Network and sharing center and enable newly created “Microsoft Virtual Wifi Miniport Adapter” and try again.

Windows VPN Hotspot Setup

Windows VPN Hotspot Setup - Step 06

Note Windows 10 users, needs to ignore below step and proceed to next.

Now right click on covermevpn 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 “Microsoft Virtual Wifi Miniport Adapter (Wireless network connection)” from drop down menu and select “Allow other network users to control or disable the shared Internet connection”. Click OK and it is done.

Now connect with covermevpn.

Windows VPN Hotspot Setup

Windows VPN Hotspot Setup - Step 07

Now 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 “Microsoft Virtual Wifi Miniport Adapter (Wireless network connection)” from drop down menu and select “Allow other network users to control or disable the shared Internet connection”. Click OK and it is done.

Now connect with covermevpn (You may connect with TCP or UDP protocol).

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