How to solve Hotspot Shield connection problem?

HotspotShieldYou may know what Hotspot Shield is. It is probably the most popular, free VPN service that secures and encrypts your online activities regardless of where you’re located.

You can check your mail, update Twitter, check up on your friends at Facebook or you can do anything online without being noticed by others.

However, on some machines you can’t connect Hotspot Shield because of some unknown reasons. Here is a simple solution by Patrick Soon, which may solve the problem.

  1. Install HotSpot Shield. After finishing the installation it will open the HotSpot Shield website in your browser. Copy this address from the Address bar of your browser and save it.
  2. If you get an error message stating that there is no connectivity, then follow as described below (for Windows XP).
  3. Go to: Control Panel – Network Connection – Local Area Connection – Properties
  4. In the General Tab un-check the box against Hotspot Shield Helper Driver and click Ok to save it.LAN-settings
  5. Close and reopen your web browser and copy and paste the address you previously saved in the address bar of your browser. Then press the refresh icon.Hotspot-shield-connection
  6. The Hotspot Shield Website will now open and assign you an I.P address i.e. it will connect you. It should now work normally as before.
Kannan is a computer and Android enthusiast, a blogger by passion and a tech freak. His always ready-to-help attitude, knowledge and hard work is what drives him.

14 Comments

  1. Mad Geek @beingPC

    06/10/2010 at 3:41 pm

    Nice tutorial, will try to implement it on my PC

  2. thx

    11/12/2010 at 9:18 pm

    thx solution worked 4 me

  3. bebo

    12/14/2010 at 11:30 pm

    i donno what’s wrong with it…. it doesn’t work

    i have windows vista and it was working very well

    but it stopped :(

  4. Mitch

    12/29/2010 at 5:26 pm

    have had 3 problems with the hotspot shield…….1. I cannot log into my Yahoo Msger 2. I cannot get my emails from my domain name 3. I cannot log into Comcast caller ID for my PC…….as soon as I turn it off ( which is a pain) Everything starts working again…….please help!

  5. sharat saxena

    07/12/2011 at 7:33 am

    I m afraid it still does not work….I get the following message:

    To turn Hotspot Shield ON:

    Click on the shield icon in the icon tray
    and select “Connect/On”.

    When I try this process…..all it does is open a blank browser page…..

    Please help me.

    Thanks.

    Sharat Saxena

  6. ali

    11/05/2012 at 4:38 am

    tanx good solution .

  7. Anonymous

    01/03/2013 at 3:37 am

    this website step 5 doesn’t show me where to refresh the icon

    • Kannan

      01/04/2013 at 6:13 am

      Just use browser reload button or just press Enter key.

  8. Mong

    01/06/2013 at 8:02 pm

    i’ve tried to install it but and error message with button abort,retry and cancel is popping out…is there a problem with my laptop?

  9. Premnazir

    03/24/2013 at 4:20 pm

    Hi Kannan, In my PC, the Hot Shield works even after one month. It is NOT paid version. It is very very slow, about 1/10 th of normal speed when using IE directly! Another difficulty is that the Realplayer downloader does NOT download anything (download progress bar will be blank), though the same downloader works normally on IE or Chrome (unprotected state). Pls offer any solution if possible. Thank you,

  10. David

    11/21/2013 at 5:16 pm

    I use HS. it’s good but i don’t know when i open fb it works too slow or it doesn’t work!!!???
    Plz guide me to solve this problem!!!

  11. Nics

    11/22/2013 at 6:24 pm

    No such thing as ‘local area connection’ in my control panel. Don’t know what to do…

    • Kannan

      11/23/2013 at 8:12 am

      In Windows 7 and 8, go to Control panel, click Network and Sharing center – local area connection -property

  12. zubair

    02/14/2014 at 1:25 pm

    can u plz tell me what will i do on getting error 800 in vpn conectionn

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>