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#1 sajidali27

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Posted 12 November 2014 - 07:39 AM

I have somewhat of a unique setup where I'm using my laptop's wireless card to provide internet for my desktop by connecting the two with an ethernet cable. I'm wondering if when I use a VPN if I connect to the VPN on the desktop, the laptop, or both.

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Posted 12 November 2014 - 08:58 AM

I would think that you should be able to set up the VPN on just the laptop to connect both units, or the desktop if you only want the desktop on the VPN. I could be mistaken though. Can  you provide some more details on how you are sharing internet between the two and what VPN software you are connecting to?



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Posted 12 November 2014 - 04:16 PM

Do you have a subscription with a VPN provider? Or are you talking about corporate VPN?


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Posted 13 November 2014 - 02:14 AM

I would think that you should be able to set up the VPN on just the laptop to connect both units, or the desktop if you only want the desktop on the VPN. I could be mistaken though. Can  you provide some more details on how you are sharing internet between the two and what VPN software you are connecting to?

Yeah, sure. I'm using Private Internet Access because I heard from several reviews that it's really good. I use the client version they provide. My desktop doesn't have a built in wireless card, so I have an ethernet cable running from my desktop to my laptop. I configured the laptop to be able to share it's internet access through windows. So essentially, when I connect to the vpn, the traffic goes through my laptop, then my router. I'm just wondering if it's unsafe to only be connected on my desktop.


Edited by sajidali27, 13 November 2014 - 02:14 AM.





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