How to share PandaPow from Windows XP

NOTE: This guide is outdated. We now recommend using PandaPow WiFi instead.

 

So you have PandaPow installed on your Windows XP PC, now you want to have the same freedom on your XBox, Smart TV, or any other internet device that doesn’t offer VPN connectivity directly.

Here’s how you configure so that the other devices can share the PandaPow connection of the PC.

 

Enable Routing

  • Start the registry editor
    • Start > run..
    • Type in regedit followed by return
  • Set the following registry entry to 1
    • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE \ SYSTEM \ CurrentControlSet \ Services \ Tcpip \ Parameters \ IPEnableRouter
  • Exit Registry editor and reboot the computer

 

Start RAS

To start Routing and Remote Access Service do:

  1. Start > Control Panel > Administrative tools > Services > Routing and Remote Access Service (double-click)
  2. Startup type: Automatic
  3. OK

 

Install and configure NAT

Open a Command Prompt and issue the following commands:

netsh routing ip nat install

netsh routing ip nat add interface “Local Area Connection 2” full

netsh routing ip nat add interface “Local Area Connection” private

Note! The name of the connections might not be the same in your case. To see the connection names, open a Command Prompt and do:

ipconfig /all

Now your PC is configured to route traffic from your local network via the VPN connection. To complete the setup you will need to configure your other local devices to use the PC as “Gateway”.

To do this you need to know the IP address of the PC on the local network.

 

 

Configure your local devices

To use the PandaPow connection on another device, you will need to set it’s Gateway to be the PC. How to do this varies from device to device.

Normally you’ll need to change the setup configuration from DHCP or Automatic, to Static or Manual.

Next you’ll need to assign a local static IP address for your device, make sure it’s not used by any other device on your local network.

Finally you’ll have to enter the IP address of the PC as Gateway or router.

You may also need to enter a subnet mask, usually 255.255.255.0.

You may also need to enter DNS servers: 8.8.8.8 and 4.4.4.4

 

 

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