- To isolate the cause, temporarily disable any 3rd party app that may interfere with your connection. For example, a firewall with strict settings, another VPN application, or an antivirus.
Confirm Browsing Works without Hotspot Shield
Before we start troubleshooting Hotspot Shield, first turn off our application and then verify that the sites you tried to visit can be accessed by your browser.
If browsing does not work, try rebooting your computer, this may be a system issue or you do not have access to the internet.
Change the protocol
If the browsing works with Hotspot Shield enabled, a very great tip and one that we found successful is to change the protocol on the VPN settings of the app. Here is how to do so:
- Click on settings within the Hotspot Shield app.
- Then click on "Protocols" on the top bar and we recommend switching to Hydra for any connection issues. Please connect to Hydra, and restest the connection.
Test Another VPN Location
Turn Hotspot Shield ON.
Pick another VPN virtual location and select connect. Then check if the Internet can be accessed by your browser.
If this VPN location works, go back to the original VPN location and test again. If you are still having problems we need to get your IP address in order to fix the problem. Fill out the following form describing the issue and include your IP address so we can resolve the issue.