Turn on/off mobile hotspot on windows 10 via powershell

To turn on mobile hotspot:
PS C:\> [Windows.Networking.NetworkOperators.NetworkOperatorTetheringManager,Windows.Networking.NetworkOperators,ContentType=WindowsRuntime]::CreateFromConnectionProfile([Windows.Networking.Connectivity.NetworkInformation,Windows.Networking.Connectivity,ContentType=WindowsRuntime]::GetInternetConnectionProfile()).StartTetheringAsync()↵

To turn off mobile hotspot:
PS C:\> [Windows.Networking.NetworkOperators.NetworkOperatorTetheringManager,Windows.Networking.NetworkOperators,ContentType=WindowsRuntime]::CreateFromConnectionProfile([Windows.Networking.Connectivity.NetworkInformation,Windows.Networking.Connectivity,ContentType=WindowsRuntime]::GetInternetConnectionProfile()).StopTetheringAsync()↵

Windows Equivalents for Chown and Chmod

TAKEOWN [/S system [/U username [/P [password]]]] /F filename [/A] [/R [/D prompt]]

This tool allows an administrator to recover access to a file that
was denied by re-assigning file ownership.

Parameter List:
/F – Specifies the filename or directory name pattern.
/A – Gives ownership to the administrators group instead of the current user.
/R – Recurse: instructs tool to operate on files in specified directory and all subdirectories.


ICACLS name [/grant[:r] Sid:perm[…]]

Sid:perm grants the specified user access rights.

Parameter List:
/T  – Recurse

Permission List:
N – no access
F – full access
M – modify access
RX – read and execute access
R – read-only access
W – write-only access
D – delete access

ICACLS * /grant “Administrators:(F)” /T

NanoPi R2S network configuration (armbian)

# add following line in /etc/sysctl.conf

# Forward all traffic with masquerading ip from lan0 to eth0 (internet share)
/sbin/iptables -t nat -A POSTROUTING -j MASQUERADE

# Forward incoming connection from eth0 or tun0 to lan0 (port forwarding)
/sbin/iptables -t nat -A PREROUTING -i tun0 -p tcp –dport 3389 -j DNAT –to-destination
/sbin/iptables -t nat -A PREROUTING -i tun0 -p tcp –dport 22 -j DNAT –to-destination
/sbin/iptables -t nat -A PREROUTING -i eth0 -p tcp –dport 24800 -j DNAT –to-destination

# disabling tx offload on the USB ethernet
# https://forum.armbian.com/topic/10127-ethernet-tx-offload-bug/
/usr/sbin/ethtool -K lan0 tx off

Accessing LANs behind OpenVPN client/server not on gateway

1. Expanding the scope of the VPN to include additional machines on either the client or server subnet.
2. Accessing LAN resources when OpenVPN is not LAN’s GW
3. Lans behind OpenVPN
4. NAT-hack

OpenVPN configuration should be set properly before setting routing.

Windows 10
1. Ip Forwarding. (equivalant to ‘net.ipv4.ip_forward = 1’ on linux box)
In regedit, HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\Tcpip\Parameters
Change IpEnableRouter to 1.

2. Ip Masquerading. (equivalnt to ‘iptables MASQUERADE’ on linux box)
In regedit, HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\SharedAccess\Parameters
Change ScopeAddress and ScopeAddressBackup to 10.8.0.x(tun ip).
And turn on ICS.

After reboot the computer, ICS doesn’t work properly.
(fixed at windows 2004?)
Windows 10 Internet Connection Sharing(ICS) Reboot Fix

Please refer to Reference 2.