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Share Your VPN Connection over Wi-Fi Using Windows 7

Updated on: 2017-08-06 21:57:49 UTC

Introduction

Sharing SaferVPN over your Wi-Fi connection immediately protects your internet privacy and security while giving you full internet freedom and instant access to content streaming.

In order to share your SaferVPN connection over Wi-Fi using your Windows 7 you can follow our step by step guide detailed below:

Create a Wireless Hosted Network on Windows 7

  1. Right 'cmd' on the search bar and right-click.
  2. Select “Run as administrator”.
  3. The command prompt window will open. Write "NETSH WLAN SHOW DRIVERS" and click Enter

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  4. If the generated output shows Hosted network supported: Yes, then you can follow our guide. If your wireless adapter isn't supported, you could try using a USB wireless adapter that supports the feature.
  5. Now, close the command prompt and restart it again as mentioned in step 1. 
  6. In the cmd, enter "netsh wlan set hostednetwork mode=allow ssid=Your_SSID key=Your_Passphrase".
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    SSID- The name you want to identify your wireless network when trying to connect a new device.
    Passphrase - The network security key you'd like to use to identify your network (Remember that the passphrase has to be at least 8 characters in length).
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  7. Enter the following command to activate the hosted network: “netsh wlan start hostednetwork”.

Share Your Internet Connection with a Hosted Network on Windows 7

To make the hosted network accessible to other devices, you need to share the internet connection using the “Internet Connection Sharing” feature from a physical network adapter.

  1. Use the shortcut (Windows key+X) to open the power user menu and select Network Connections.
  2. Right click on the Network Adapter with an internet connection (this could be ethernet or wireless network) and select Properties
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    Note: In network connections, you will now be able to see a new Microsoft Hosted Virtual Adapter which is labeled as Local Area Connection* X, and the SSID name. 
  3. Click on the Sharing tab and check Allow other network users to connect through this computer's Internet connection option.
  4. From the Home networking connection drop-down menu, select the Microsoft Hosted Virtual Adapter and click Ok to finish. 
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Once you have the VPN running on your laptop and your laptop converted into a WiFi hotspot, you're done! 

Need help installing our VPN on your device? Check out our: VPN for WindowsVPN for MACVPN for iOSVPN for AndroidVPN Router, and our VPN Chrome Extension. 

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