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In this article, we will see how to tether VPN connection.  But before we start, let’s see what is VPN,…

In this article, we will see how to tether VPN connection.  But before we start, let’s see what is VPN, how is it useful, how to tether VPN connection, advantages, and disadvantages of tethering VPN connection and conclusion.

What is VPN Connection:

VPN stands for Virtual Private Network.  To understand what is VPN, consider a situation where you have a private network in your workplace.  In this private network, you have all kinds of sensitive data like videos, music, documents etc.  This data is stored in a local server and made accessible to everyone only in the private network.  Now a VPN is an extended version of a Private Network.  Let’s say that you are in a faraway place and would like to access the data in a secure manner.  You can start a VPN in your computer at the office and connect to that VPN in your mobile computer and access the files as if you are accessing them from your office PC.

ALSO CHECK OUT HOW TO SET UP A VPN CONNECTION

How is VPN Useful:

VPN is useful in accessing the data securely.  It creates a private network that is not accessible by others who are outside the private network.  Also, it helps us access the private network even from a geographically far away place. These are the other benefits of having a VPN Connection:

Benefits of having a VPN:

  • Reduce the Price listed on online items:  Using a VPN connection, the users can browse an e-commerce site like Amazon, eBay from a less wealthy country so that the price listed on the items are less than that of a wealthy country like the US.
  • Access Restricted Websites: In schools and colleges, entertainment and social media websites might be blocked.  But it is possible to access them.  Using a VPN, the user can access the content that is blocked by the institution or organizations.  It is possible as VPN will forward the internet requests from a computer outside the institution’s network.
  • File Sharing: VPN makes file sharing between co-workers secure and fast.  It is independent of the physical location of the co-workers.  VPN allows Port forwarding.  Port Forwarding is when a user allows a remote computer to access specific computer resources.
  • Hiding Your IP Address: IP stands for Internet Protocol.  It is the address from where requests are sent out and the response is sent to.  Internet Providers, Social Media, Search Engines constantly track the user’s IP address for various purposes.  Uses find it as a more that compromise their privacy.  Using VPN the users can hide their IP and prevent online tracking.
  • Stay Mobile:  As mentioned earlier in the post, VPN allows the users to access even the sensitive data securely from a distant location.  Thus VPN allows the users to travel and still stay connected to their work.

Disadvantages of tethering VPN:

  • It compromises the security of the original Private Network
  • It consumes more data as it will use the internet connection to use a different internet connection.

How to tether VPN connection:

Tether VPN Connection means to share the connection to another device from your PC.  Usually, it is not recommended as it basically voids the security offered by a VPN but it might be necessary is some situations.  Below we have given Different ways of how to tether VPN connection.  We will see:

  • How to tether VPN connection in windows 10
  • How to tether VPN connection in  windows 7
  • How to tether VPN connection in Mac

Please read on to see the steps to tether VPN connection:

How to tether VPN connection in Windows 10:

ALSO CHECK OUT HOW TO SET UP A VPN CONNECTION

  • Press the Windows Start Button and type cmd.
  • You will see the Command Prompt in the search result, right click on it and select, run as administrator.
How to tether vpn connection
How to tether VPN connection
  • In the next pop up box, select Yes.
  • Use the given comment in the command prompt  netsh wlan show drivers

How to tether vpn connection

  • If the result shows Hosted Network Supported: Yes you can proceed with the following steps.
How to tether vpn connection
How to tether VPN connection
  • Now enter the given command in the command prompt

netshwlan set hostednetwork mode=allow ssid=myssid key=mypassphrase

  • Instead of using myssid and mypassphrase enter the hotspot name and password.
How to tether vpn connection
How to tether VPN connection
  • You will get the output in the command prompt as shown in the image.
  • Enter netsh wlan start hostednetwork in the command prompt and press enter.
How to tether VPN connection
  • Now open the control panel and click on Networks and Sharing.
How to tether vpn connection
How to tether VPN connection
  • Click on the hosted network and click on Properties.
How to tether vpn connection
How to tether VPN connection
  • Select the Sharing tab.
How to tether vpn connection
How to tether VPN connection
  • Check on the Check box shown in the image and select the VPN from the drop-down and click ok.
How to tether vpn connection
How to tether VPN connection

There you have the instructions on how to tether VPN connection in Windows 10.

How to tether VPN Connection in Windows 7:

  • Press the start key and type cmd.
  • Right click on Command Prompt and select run as an Administrator.
  • Type the command netsh wlan show drivers and press enter.
how to tether VPN connection
how to tether VPN connection
  • If Hosted Network Supported: Yes is provided, you can proceed with the following instructions.
  • Use the following command in the command prompt

netshwlan set hostednetwork mode=allow ssid=myssid key=mypassphrase

  • Instead of using myssid and mypassphrase enter the hotspot name and password.
how to tether VPN connection
how to tether VPN connection
  • Now start the network using netsh wlan start hostednetwork
how to tether VPN connection
how to tether VPN connection
  • If the hosted network has started, you can proceed with the following instructions
  • Go to Control panel and open, Networks and Sharing
how to tether VPN connection
how to tether VPN connection
  • Click on Change Adapter Settings.
how to tether VPN connection
how to tether VPN connection
  • Click on the hosted network and select on Properties.
how to tether VPN connection
  • Now click on Sharing tab
how to tether VPN connection
how to tether VPN connection
  • Check the Checkbox shown in the image and select the VPN network in the drop down and click ok.

How to tether VPN connection in Mac:

The following instructions assume that the reader has his mac connected to a VPN and is going to share this VPN connection to another device.  To Tether VPN connection in mac follow the given instructions.

  • Click on System Preferences.

  • Now click on Sharing.
How to tether vpn connection
How to tether VPN connection
  • Untick the Internet Sharing from the left pane.
How to tether vpn connection
How to tether VPN connection
  • In the Share your connection from drop down, select the connection that you want to share.
  • Now select the means through which you want to share the connection.

  • Now check the Internet Sharing form the pane on the right side.
  • In the pop up select start.
How to tether vpn connection
How to tether VPN connection
How to tether vpn connection
How to tether VPN connection

Conclusion:

In this post we saw what is VPN, what are the benefits of using VPN and also its disadvantages.  The instructions to How to tether VPN connection in windows 10, How to tether VPN connection in Windows 7 and How to tether VPN connection in Mac.   Using the above instructions you can tether the VPN connection to any device of your choice.  For more such awesome posts stay tuned to My Pc Updates.