By Praveen Kannan and Anna Strokolyst The Hotspot Shield team believes the internet should be open and secure …
With the growing number of connected devices we have in our homes, one of the requests we hear most from our customers is that they want to use Hotspot Shield on their router. Today, we’re thrilled to announce Hotspot Shield VPN is now available for your compatible Wi-Fi router, helping to make all the devices connected to your network safe and secure at all times.
Setting up a VPN on your router encrypts data immediately, offering protection right at the source. You and your family never have to remember to turn on your VPN again when you’re at home, and WiFi-enabled devices that aren’t typically compatible with VPN software — such as security cameras, certain smart TVs, streaming devices like Apple TV, gaming consoles, and more — are instantly protected by our VPN.
Want to add a new device? Simply join your Wi-Fi network as normal and the new device is immediately secured by our VPN. Hotspot Shield Premium VPN offers 3,200+ VPN servers in 80+ countries, unlimited device connections through your router, unlimited bandwidth, and so much more.
Which routers is Hotspot Shield compatible with?
Hotspot Shield’s VPN is compatible with many popular routers, including Asus, GL-iNET, Linksys, Netgear, and more. For certain routers, like Linksys and Netgear, you may need to install specific open-source firmware — such as DD-WRT or FreshTomato — to make your router compatible. You can find all the information you need in our router setup guides.
How do I add Hotspot Shield to my router?
Protect your Wi-Fi network by following these steps:
Step 1: Subscribe to Hotspot Shield Premium
Step 2: Check if you have a compatible router
Step 3: Sign-in to your Hotspot Shield Premium account page and get your router VPN file and credentials
Step 4: Go to your router’s control panel and activate VPN
Step 5: You’re all set! All the devices connected to your Wi-Fi network are now protected by Hotspot Shield VPN
Get Premium. Experience more.
Hotspot Shield VPN for router is only available for Premium members. With Premium, you’ll enjoy faster speeds than Basic and you can connect up to 5 devices under your account — including Android, iOS, Windows, Mac, Chrome, and our recently released Hotspot Shield for TV app. No matter what devices you own, we’ve got you covered.
Not yet a Premium member? It takes just seconds to sign up here.