How To Setup Hotspot Shield On Router
VPN’s enable you to browse anonymously by masking your actual IP address, and it also allows access to blocked websites in any geographical location. Hotspot Shield is one of the most sought-after VPN. Few routers that support Hotspot Shield are listed here for your reference.
To set up Hotspot Shield on your DD-WRT router, carry out the simple steps mentioned below.
- Step 1 :Launch the default web browser on your computer, visit the Hotspot Shield web page, and click the Accounts option at the upper-right end of the screen.
- Step 2 :If prompted, sign in to your account.
- Step 3 :Navigate to the Pango login page, fill the Email Address and Password fields, and click the Sign In option.
- Step 4 :Choose your place of residence from the Select Location drop-down list and click the Download File option.
- Step 5 :This will download the configuration file to the computer’s default folder.
- Step 6 :Go to a new tab in the web browser, type the DD-WRT router’s IP address in the address bar, and press Enter.
- Step 7 :For most of the routers, the default IP address is 192.168.1.1.
- Step 8 :Provide the DD-WRT router’s user name and password in the appropriate fields and click Sign in.
- Step 9 :This will open the router’s control panel.
- Step 10 :Click the Setup tab followed by the IPv6 tab. Then, select the radio button beside the Disable option and click Save followed by Apply Settings.
- Step 11 :Click the Services tab followed by the VPN tab, navigate to the OpenVPN Server/Daemon section, and select the radio button beside the Disable option.
- Step 12 :Open the downloaded configuration file in a text editor.
- Step 13 :Search for the Remote field and copy the server name.
- Step 14 :Return to the control panel of the DD-WRT router, go to the OpenVPN Client section, and paste the copied server name in the Server IP/Name field.
- Step 15 :Type 8041 in the Port field, choose the TUN option in the Tunnel Device drop-down menu, and select the UDP option from the Tunnel Protocol drop-down list.
- Step 16 :Choose AES-256 CBC and SHA256 from the Encryption Cipher and Hash Algorithm drop-down menus, respectively.
- Step 17 :Click the radio button beside the Enable option in the User Pass Authentication field.
- Step 18 :Return to the Pango account page, copy the username, and paste it in the User Name field (router page).
- Step 19 :Go to the Advanced Options field and select the Enable option.
- Step 20 :Select None and No from the TLS Cipher and LZO Compression drop-down lists, respectively.
- Step 21 :Select the Enable option in both the NAT and Firewall Protection fields.
- Step 22 :The IP Address, Subnet Mask, and Tunnel UDP Fragment fields must be blank.
- Step 23 :Type 1500 in the Tunnel MTU Setting field.
- Step 24 :Make sure to fill the Additional Config field with valid details.
- Step 25 :Fill both the CA Cert, Public Client Cert, and Private Client Key fields using the information available on the configuration page and then click the Save option followed by the Apply Settings option.
- Step 26 :Navigate to the OpenVPN tab and check if Client: Connected Success is displayed under the State section.
- Step 27 :This indicates that the setup has been completed successfully.