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Hotspot Shield VPN for Wi-Fi Routers

Get secure, private access on every device on your Wi-Fi network with our top-rated VPN

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Hotspot Shield VPN for router

Protect all your devices on your home WiFi network with Hotspot Shield’s easy-to-setup router VPN. With Hotspot Shield, you get access to 3,200+ VPN servers in 80+ countries. By installing Hotspot Shield on your compatible router (supports OpenVPN), you can easily secure all of your devices and access your content with peace of mind.

How do I install Hotspot Shield on my router?

Follow these simple steps to easily download Hotspot Shield’s router VPN.

  • Step 1


    See if your router is compatible with Hotspot Shield router VPN here

  • Step 2


    Get Hotspot Shield Premium and sign-in to your account

  • Step 3

    Get VPN instructions

    Visit router page on your account to get router VPN files and setup guides

  • Step 4

    Connect your router

    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 secured

Looking for a step-by-step installation guide? Check out our in-depth setup articles.

Hotspot Shield Premium: Features for router

  • Protect every device

    Protect all your household devices that connect to your WiFi, even if they don’t support VPN apps

  • Keep your family secure

    Never worry about whether your family remembers to turn on their VPN. Hotspot Shield’s router VPN protects you at the source

  • Router protection, and more

    Connect up to 5 devices and 1 router under your account — including your mobile device and laptop, so you’re protected wherever you are

  • Military-grade encryption*

    top ISPs and others from tracking you online. Get fast, secure internet connections with advanced encryption technology.

  • Global internet access

    Connect to 115+ virtual locations in 80+ countries and 35+ cities around the world.

  • Unlimited bandwidth

    Sign up for Premium and stream as much content as you want. With unlimited bandwidth, you never have to stop

  • 24/7 live tech support

    We’re here to help Premium members with any questions or issues. We’ll be with you in seconds, not minutes or hours

  • 45-day money-back guarantee

    We’re so confident you’ll love everything about Hotspot Shield, you can try it completely risk-free for 45-days

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*encryption may differ depending on router settings

People love Hotspot Shield VPN

  • One of the most trusted and secure VPNs

    Mask your IP address, browse anonymously, establish an encrypted connection, and secure public Wi-Fi hotspots.

    — Abir M.

  • Always dependable

    I like how user friendly it is, and how it works silently in the background, without slowing down my laptop.

    — Linda G.

  • Essential for peace of mind

    With all the online security concerns today, this is one app everyone should have on every device connected to the internet!

    — Rick B.


Why choose Hotspot Shield VPN for router

Access the internet without borders

With 3,200+ VPN servers in 80+ countries — including 35+ cities around the world — it’s never been easier to access content from across the globe. Whether you’re traveling abroad and want to watch your favorite streaming service as if you were back home, or whether you need to access websites and services that are restricted in your area, Hotspot Shield’s sophisticated encryption means you can access the content you want, when you want it.

“By far the fastest VPN”

Protect your devices, family, and home

By using a VPN on your router, any WiFi-enabled device, including ones 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. You never have to remember to turn the VPN on; your entire family is protected at all times. Want to add a new device? No problem! Simply join your WiFi network as normal and the new device is immediately secured, without needing any additional steps.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What routers is Hotspot Shield compatible with?

Hotspot Shield’s router 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 opensource 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 can I get help setting up Hotspot Shield’s VPN for router?

Check out our in-depth setup guides or contact our customer support team 24/7 via live chat and email. Just head to your account page to get started.

What is the best free VPN for router?

While Hotspot Shield does have a free VPN product, our router VPN is only available to Premium members. For the best user experience on your router, Hotspot Shield Premium offers unlimited bandwidth, 80+ server locations and 35+ cities around the world, 24/7 customer support, a 45-day money-back guarantee, and so much more.

Should I install VPN on router?

A router VPN is the best way to protect all the devices connected to your home WiFi network, regardless of whether that device supports VPN software. By installing a VPN on your router, you also never have to worry about remembering to turn the VPN on. All of your family members are connected, at all times. With today’s online privacy and security concerns, a router VPN is essential to keep you and your family safe.

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