How can I share my internet connection wirelessly while using a VPN?

Tom Kogwuonye August 18, 2012

I normally share my wireless connection in Windows 7, which is easy and straight forward. I opt for WEP, creating and sharing successfully.

However, when I connect my HideMyAss Pro VPN, the recipients of my wireless connection will not be able to browse using the wireless connection. So how do I create the wireless connection when I switched on my HideMyAss Pro VPN, so that the sharing can be successful with the VPN on?

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  2. Frederick Doe
    August 26, 2012 at 10:21 pm

    Two questions:

    1) How is your laptop connected to the internet

    2) How are your other devices connecting to the laptop?

    If your laptop is connecting to the internet through wifi, (I think that) it can't share that connection through the same wifi adapter. You might have success connecting to the internet through the laptop's internal wifi adapter and then sharing through a USB adapter (or vice versa)

    • Tom
      August 29, 2012 at 8:25 am

      1) My laptop shares the wireless connection. I am connected to the internet through a phone modem.

      2) Other devices are connected to my laptop through wireless.

  3. venkatp16
    August 26, 2012 at 2:46 pm

    Since you are connecting to a VPN it might disable your local wireless network. try sharing your VPN connection

    • Tom
      August 29, 2012 at 8:23 am

      How do I do that?

      • venkatp16
        August 29, 2012 at 9:45 am

        which VPN is that?? i mean what client you are using????

  4. Pon
    August 20, 2012 at 3:14 am

    Consider using vpn router. You can share your vpn connection across your home network.

    • Bruce Epper
      August 18, 2012 at 11:21 pm

      OP's question makes it sound like his sharing was done using a single wireless adapter and no wired connection. In order to make this work, he would need to create a multihomed system so a second adapter must be used, either wireless or wired (I have yet to see a wireless adapter that can handle multiple IP addresses simultaneously).

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