How to Share a VPN Connection from your Windows PC

Follow the instructions below for Windows 10 and scroll down for older versions of Windows.

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Go to  Settings > Network & Internet > Mobile hotspot.

Toggle your  Mobile Hotspot to On.

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Go to  Settings > Network and Internet > Change adapter Options.

Right-click on the new Adapter that appears after connecting to our VPN through the app  and select Properties.

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Under the  Sharing tab, check the box for  Allow other network users to connect through this computer’s internet connection. From the dropdown menu,  select the hotspot you just created.
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Click  OK.
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You now have to connect to the VPN from your windows and connect any Wi-Fi-enabled device to your new virtual router.

For older versions of Windows please follow these steps:


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Check if your Windows PC can support creating a virtual router
Before we begin, let’s find out if your computer can support creating a virtual router. 
Press the Windows key and S to launch the search bar, then type "cmd" to bring up Command Prompt.
Right-click Command Prompt and select Run as administrator. 
 In the command prompt, type the following: 
  netsh wlan show drivers 
 Hit Enter. 
 If you see “Hosted network supported: Yes”, then your network adapter can create a virtual router. If you don’t see this message, then you may need to update your network adapter drivers.

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Create your virtual router
In the command prompt, type the following:
  netsh wlan set hostednetwork mode=allow ssid=NETWORKNAME key=PASSWORD 
 Name your virtual router by setting the following values: 
 ssid=[choose a name for your network]
key=[choose a password for your network] 
 Hit Enter. 
 You will then see the following message: 
  The hosted network mode has been set to allow.
The SSID of the hosted network has been successfully changed.
The user key passphrase of the hosted network has been successfully changed.

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Start your virtual router
To start your virtual router, type the following in the command prompt:
  netsh wlan start hostednetwork 
 Hit Enter. 
 If the virtual router starts successfully, you will see a message that says, “The hosted network started.” 
 If you get a message saying the hosted network could not be started, please update your network adapter drivers.
 Note: Do not connect to Unlocator VPN on your Windows computer when preparing to share your connection.

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Share your virtual router
In order to share your virtual router, you need to identify the name of the connection. 
Open the “Run” prompt by pressing the Windows key and R, or by clicking the Start button. 
Type “ncpa.cpl“, then hit Enter or OK.
 In the Network Connections window, you should now see your new Wi-Fi connection in your list of network adapters.
 The description will show the SSID name that you assigned earlier. 
Note the name of the connection. You will need this later. 
 Now, look for the Unlocator VPN network connection tab adapter. Right-click on it and select Properties. 
 In the Properties window, click the Sharing tab and check the box for Allow other network users to connect through this computer’s Internet connection. 
 Under “Home networking connection”, select your newly created virtual router from the drop-down menu. (This is the one you identified earlier.) Then click OK.

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Connect to Unlocator VPN
You now have to connect to the VPN from your windows and connect any Wi-Fi-enabled device to your new virtual router.

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