How to share my VPN to a router or switch
Do you have a VPN that can't be installed on your router or ethernet switch? Do you want to share a secure Internet connection with all your devices?
- Internal Wi-Fi card, External Wi-Fi USB adapter (optional).
- Internal Ethernet card, External Ethernet USB adapter (optional).
Step 1: Purchase Connectify Hotspot PRO or MAX from the Connectify website. While there is a free trial version of Connectify Hotspot, sharing 3G/4G or Ethernet connections as WiFi is only available in the PRO and MAX versions.
Step 2: Start and connect your VPN. If you're not sure which VPN to choose, we recommend going with a mobile VPN such as Speedify, that can also combine multiple connections at the same time.
Step 3. Connect the Ethernet cable from your computer to the WAN port of the router (or in any port if you're using an ethernet switch).
Step 4. Open Connectify Hotspot and choose Wired Router.
Step 5: Make sure your VPN is selected from the ‘Internet to Share’ dropdown. Icons next to each adapter tell you what kind of Internet connection you’re selecting.
Step 6: Choose Routed under Network Access. Learn more about the difference between Routed and Bridged mode by clicking this LINK.
Step 7: Share Over should be set to your Ethernet Adapter.
Optional: Choose the 'Ad Blocker' option as this feature will save you a lot of data. Learn more about the universal ad blocker in Connectify Hotspot.
Step 8: Click the ‘Start Hotspot’ button to begin sharing your Internet connection with your other devices.