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Hello Yaser! I have a question about this config:

"Change the toggle for Should client Internet traffic be routed through the VPN? to Yes"

What's the purpose of it? What happen if I select NO?

Thanks in advance.


If you don't check that toggle, you might be connected to the server, but surfing internet still happens without that. Remember that you can't use windows' native VPN with this, you gotta have to use its client.

When you toggle that, the client changes the routing of your internet traffic through OpenVPN 😊


Thanks for your response, basically I just need the VPN to browse pages that are blocked by the firewall hehe, I have the OpenVPN client installed in my mac, will it be ok if I disable the option mentioned before? I don't want to incur in any extra charge (using AWS Free Tier)

Hmmm, not sure how to route only certain addresses. Better check their docs

Hello! I mean, if I select NO in the "Should client Internet traffic be routed through the VPN? to Yes" Will I have "open internet"? I have changed to NO and seen no difference. I'm still browsing with no restrictions.

Give me some time and I'll dig it up

This is what I found:

If you only have a small network you would like your remote users to connect to over the VPN, select no. Otherwise, if you would like everything to go through the VPN while the user is connected (especially useful if you want to secure data communications over an insecure link), select yes for this option.

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