How to use OVPN only on Steam?

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How to use OVPN only on Steam?

Post by cheech790 » Mon Jun 29, 2015 6:08 pm


I'm trying to send nothing but Steam.exe over the VPN and the rest of my internet shall work without VPN. I've googled this and found the "Split-Tunneling" function of OVPN.
But every Tutorial I found just forward/block specific web pages/ IP adresses, how to forward steam and nothing else through the vpn?

Thank you in advance for your reply

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Re: How to use OVPN only on Steam?

Post by stevenwilliams » Wed Aug 10, 2016 12:12 pm

1. Configure your OpenVPN client for a specific VPN server you want to use.
2. Open the *.ovpn file of the VPN server you'd like to use with any document viewer (e.g. Notepad).
At the top add 2 lines:
route-nopull -> prevents the VPN client from creating a standard rule that forces all traffic through the VPN connection
route -> tells your machine what IPs should be used via VPN connection
Replace "" with the IP you want being used via VPN connection.
3. Save the *.ovpn config file and connect to the VPN using it.

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Re: How to use OVPN only on Steam?

Post by TinCanTech » Wed Aug 10, 2016 12:26 pm

stevenwilliams wrote:At the top add 2 lines:
At least three lines are required as you must route the VPN server.

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