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Manual setting local network IP

Posted: Thu Aug 01, 2019 6:26 pm
by Sparven
Hello,

I am tightening up my Windows firewall as i use it as a VPN killswitch for a few select programs including my browser. I am however hitting a dead end. As i enter the scope of local IP-adress for the rule to be applied to, i have to enter the whole 10.0.0.0 - 10.255.255.255 as Viscosity creates a random IP-adress in the Class A range when i connect to my VPN service provider.

Is it possible to force a static internal ip adress when connecting to the VPN service, so i can enter a specific IP in the firewalls scope?

I have tried setting details manually for the adapter, but it had no effect once i connect to VPN.

Re: Manual setting local network IP

Posted: Fri Aug 02, 2019 12:59 pm
by Eric
Hi Sparven,

Your VPN Provider assigns you a local IP and Netmask when you connect, not Viscosity. In the same way connecting to a friends WiFi, their router would assign you an IP and Netmask, not your laptop. You would need to contact your VPN Provider for more information about this - https://sparklabs.com/support/kb/article/how-do-i-find-out-who-my-vpn-provider-is/

Regards,
Eric

Re: Manual setting local network IP

Posted: Fri Aug 02, 2019 5:30 pm
by Sparven
Thank you for your reply @eric

I guess this is something like a Demarc point; Who is responsible for what. You were quite correct. I contacted the VPN provider and they were more then happy to provide what range they use for their various connections. It's all setup now.

With regards,
Erik