How to Setup your Privacy Hero Adapter

Thank you for choosing Privacy Hero as your VPN solution. After a few quick steps, you'll be able to take full advantage of what our Smart VPN Adapter has to offer.

Before we begin, make sure you have the following available to you:

  •  The Privacy Hero Smart VPN Adapter package contents:
    • Privacy Hero Smart VPN Adapter
    • Flat ethernet cord
    • USB to micro USB cord
  • Access to your router
  • Access to an internet browser

Now that you have everything you need, let's get started with setting up your Privacy Hero Smart VPN adapter.

The setup process will be broken into two parts, Connecting the Privacy Hero Adapter to your Router and Completing the Setup. 


Part 1: Connecting the Privacy Hero Adapter to your Router

Step 1: 

Connect the supplied flat ethernet cord between the adapter and your router. (See the cord marked with blue on the above diagram for reference).


Step 2: 

Connect the supplied USB to micro USB cord between the Privacy Hero adapter and the router. The micro USB plugs into the front of the Privacy Hero adapter, and the USB plugs into the USB port on the back of your router. (See the cord marked with red on the above diagram for reference).

Please Note: If your router does not have a USB port, you will need to plug the USB into a different power supply. Most USB wall chargers, such as those used to charge cell phones or tablets, will work as power supplies.

Step 3: 
Wait until the LED indicator on the front of the adapter (the side where the micro USB is plugged into - not the ethernet indicators) is blinking. Wait for the blinking pattern to begin before completing the setup. 


Part 2: Completing the Setup 


This portion of the setup will be completed on your internet browser and will also require access to your router. 


IMPORTANT: TURN OFF ANY VPN APPS


Step 1:

Go to  my.privacyhero.com/account/signup on your internet browser. Enter the email and password of your choice (the email will be used as the login to your account) and press the "Sign Up" button.  If you have already created an account, proceed directly to my.privacyhero.com and login.

Step 2:

You will be logged into your account and taken to the setup wizard. Your Privacy Hero adapter will be detected. Press the "Finish setting up my adapter" button to continue, and then follow the instructions provided by the setup wizard.

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