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Having an Chromecast Fortunately, setting up with VPN is not too difficult. But it is useful if you know what you're getting into and what you're doing, of course. In this article we explain what you want to know.
De Chromecast We know it as a very handy device that allows us to transfer all kinds of content from one device to another cast. This works when both devices are connected to the same network.
This means that the offer differs per physical location. In the United States, for example, you look up to very different content Netflix than you can do in the Netherlands.
With a VPN, a virtual private network, solve that problem. You then set that you are supposedly in the United States. The service then thinks that you are there, so that you are presented with different content.
Unfortunately the Chromecast VPN not. At least you can't direct it at you Chromecast to install. But on your router. The VPN must be able to handle streaming services well.
Getting access to extra content or certain services at all (such as BBC iPlayer or Hulu) is already nice. But a VPN offers even more advantages. This improves your privacy, because servers no longer see where you come from exactly when you visit a site.
You will therefore no longer be tracked online. Even your internet provider can no longer see what you are up to online. You therefore better protect your data, since all traffic is routed through an encrypted tunnel.
You can proceed in two ways. Unfortunately, we cannot explain how to set everything up properly for each VPN service, so we quote some general terms in the step-by-step plans below.
Log in to your streaming service of choice and see which content is (from now on) available.
It is also possible that you are missing content, because such a service does not have the same rights everywhere.
If you are unable to install a VPN on a physical router, then there is no need for help. You can also try to create a virtual router on your PC or Mac.
Chromecast with VPN: install on virtual router
Option two is therefore using a virtual router that you create on a computer with Windows or macOS on board. Then you don't have to install a VPN on your physical router.
First we look at the installation for Windows computers. In addition to a virtual network, you also create a VPN. How it works Chromecast with VPN immediately after installation.
? Virtual router: PC/laptop must be left on
To use this option, you must therefore leave the PC/laptop switched on, so that the virtual router is available. Perhaps not the most ideal option, but it works if you necessarily go through a Chromecast want to use VPN.
Install VPN on virtual router (windows)
This is how you install a virtual VPN on Windows.
Press the Windows key + S and search for cmd.
The first option on the screen is Command Prompt. Right click on it and select Run as administrator.
Then copy the text below.
netsh wlan set hostednetwork mode=allowssid=NETWORKNAME key=PASSWORD
Enter your own details at NETWORK NAME and PASSWORD.
Make sure that this is not the same data as the other network in the house. So come up with something unique.
Now press Enter.
You will see three confirmations.
Copy the text below again and then press Enter.
netsh wlan start hostednetwork
You will see a confirmation.
The image now shows: The hosted network started.
Now right-click on the Wi-Fi icon at the bottom right of the taskbar.
Select Open network and internet settings.
Click Change adapter options.
Then right-click on the virtual network you just created. Go to Characteristics and then to the sharing options.
Now place a check mark in the empty squares twice.
Also select a private network connection; the network you just created. Press OK.
Now open the Google Home app to Chromecast to install. You need to let him connect to this new network.