How to share a VPN connection through Windows using an Ethernet cable?
Last Updated: October 6, 2021
This tutorial will show you how to share a VPN connection through Windows using an Ethernet cable, allowing you to use an encrypted OysterVPN connection to the Internet with various devices on your local network, even if those devices don’t generally allow VPN connections.
To get started with the setup process, you’ll need a Windows computer, two Ethernet cables, an OysterVPN app, and an active OysterVPN subscription. If you don’t already have a subscription, click here to subscribe.
Go to your windows toolbar and right-click on your Wi-Fi icon.
If you are using Wi-Fi, then hit the Wi-Fi tab, OR
If you are connected via an Ethernet cable, hit the Ethernet cable.
Scroll down to click on the Change adaptor option here.
Here, a window will show a list of adaptor networks.
Here, click on Ethernet 2.
If you are connected using Wi-Fi, your network adapter will be Wi-Fi instead of Ethernet 2.
Configure The VPN Adaptor.
Right-click on Ethernet 2 and scroll down to hit Properties.
A pop-up window will appear here; click on Sharing.
Checkmark the first option (Allow other network users to…)
Now, it will show you a drop-down menu here; choose Ethernet.
Once you are done, now click on Ok.
Connect To OysterVPN
Launch the OysterVPN app and proceed to Settings > Advanced > Protocol and change the default protocol to OpenVPN (UDP).
Now connect your device to the desired location
Now connect your Ethernet cable from your PC to any other device, whether a gaming console or any other device.