Create a Wireless VPN Hotspot Using IPVanish: Perfect for Bypassing Blackout Restrictions

Are you fed up with blackout restrictions? Wish you could watch your LA Lakers, but can’t due to where you are in the world?  Well, we have the perfect guide for anyone trying to avoid blackout or programming restrictions due to your location when watching on a Wi-FI connected device, e.g., Roku, Apple TV, iPhone, etc.

In this guide, we’ll show you how to create a wireless VPN hotspot that routes traffic through a VPN provider in 3 easy steps. This is perfect for anyone trying to enjoy a game on NHL Gamecenter or NBA League Pass when viewing through a device like the Roku.

Sorry Mac users, but this guide will be Windows only computers equipped with a wireless network adapter or card.

What’s Required

  1. Active Account with IPVanish*
  2. IPVanish Software Installed, Download Here
  3. Connectify Hotspot Software Installed, Download Here
  4. Wireless Network Adapter or Card

*We love IPVanish because it has 65+ servers in 31 countries around the world and is lightning fast. If you’d like to learn more, read our review here.

Setting up the Wireless VPN Hotspot

Step 1: Once all software has been downloaded and installed, go ahead and launch IPVanish. Select the server of your choice and hit “connect.”

Step 2: Next, launch Connectify and type in a password, select “TAP-Win32 Adapter V9” from the Internet to Share drop down, and “Wi-Fi” from the Share Over drop down. Then hit “Start Hotspot.”


Step 3: A quick and easy way to test the setup out for readers in the United States, is to connect to the the IPVanish Toronto server, head over to, and watch a video that is restricted to Canadian viewers.



Finally, just connect your device to the hotspot, if using the free version of Connectify it will be named “Connectify-me.

We hope that you found this guide extremely easy to setup and helpful. Just remember, when dealing with a regional blackout, connect to an IPVanish server that will take you out of that games market. Just like we did in Step 3.

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