Windows 10: OpenVPN - Send All Traffic Through VPN in Windows 10

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       18 Aug 2018 #1

    OpenVPN - Send All Traffic Through VPN in Windows 10


    With OpenVPN on macOS, I have the option to check to send all traffic through the VPN.

    With Windows 10 (v1803), I do not have this option.

    Does anyone know if OpenVPN 2.4.6 will automatically send all traffic through the VPN? I don't want *any* traffic to not go through the VPN for security purposes.
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  2.    18 Aug 2018 #2

    On my VPN, it's an option on the VPN server which includes the appropriate entry in the config file to send all traffic via VPN:

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    You can use What Is My IP Address - Everything You Need to Know to determine if the IP address is that from the VPN or the local IP address.
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       19 Aug 2018 #3

    It's showing the VPN address for my home router (used it while traveling). I used the pfSense wizard to configure it, and on the server side it's set for all traffic to go through the VPN.
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  4.    19 Aug 2018 #4

    I'm using Windscribe and all I have to do is open the program, set the location and it does the rest.
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  5.    4 Weeks Ago #5

    @ericnixmd OpenVPN does send all traffic through the tunnel by default in Windows - but when you get disconnected for some reason that is not the case. To avoid leaks you should either use a killswitch, or configure sensitive apps to be blocked outside the tunnel by firewall. I personally prefer the latter.
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