1. Log-in to your Keenow Client and set VPN to “ON”.
2. Go to Menu and then select “Virtual Router Settings”
3. Click the top “ON/OFF” switch button to set the Virtual Router ON.
Note: If you want to change your Virtual Router Wi-Fi password, firstly disconnect from the Virtual Router, click on the shuffle button to create a new random password and press “Apply” to save changes.
4. If you want the Keenow Virtual Router to start automatically when VPN is connected, Press the “ON” switch button next to “Auto-start virtual router when VPN is connected”
5. That’s it! Your Virtual Router has created a new hotspot, and you should now see a protected discoverable Wi-Fi connection name “KeenowUnblocker[Num]”. Insert the password shown on the Keenow client and you’re good to go!
Attention - Windows 7 Users
Due to a system limitation with Windows 7, you may need to manually associate the TAP driver with the Virtual WiFi created - otherwise, the connecting device might halt on the 'Assigning IP address' step.
6. Go to your Network Adapters, right click on the TAP driver, and then properties.
7. Go to “Sharing” tab and select “Allow other network users to connect through this computer’s Internet connection”.
Now choose the home network connection which “Microsoft Virtual WiFi Miniport adapter” is set on (in our case it's Wireless network connection 2, but it can be different at yours). Click “OK” and you’re set!
Troubleshooting - What to do if you get the following alert: 'Sorry! Wifi component missing or isn't capable to run as a hotspot'?
Some wireless network cards are not capable to operate as hotspots. In that case:
Try to use the Virtual Router feature from another Windows device.
Try to update your wireless network driver (no guarantee that it will solve the issue).
Purchase a USB WiFi Dongle with hotspot support.