Will Multiple VPNs Use Same OpenVPN Network Adapter?

Discussion in 'privacy technology' started by chinook9, May 19, 2012.

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  1. chinook9

    chinook9 Registered Member

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    I am interested in using a VPN and it appears those using OpenVPN are the ones I'm most interested in. Apparently the ones using OpenVPN install the TAP-Win32 network adapter. I presently have SecurityKISS on one machine and CyberGhost on another and both are using the TAP-Win32 Adapter V9

    My question is, if I want to install another VPN that uses the same network adapter will it install an additional TAP-Win32 network adapter or will it use the one that already installed?

    Any help would be appreciated.
     
  2. PaulyDefran

    PaulyDefran Registered Member

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    If you want to use them separately (as in not at the same time), they will all just use that one adapter. If you are trying to do simultaneous, you have to go into the OpenVPN folder in your Start Menu>Utilities>Add A New TAP Adapter. I believe you need to set that second one to 'Persistant' or 'Always Connected' to try to do Multi-Hop. I never got it to work on my machine, but didn't try too hard.

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  3. No_script

    No_script Registered Member

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    Yes you can. It will remove the first VPN TAP and install it's own but the 1st VPN will still work.
     
  4. chinook9

    chinook9 Registered Member

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    Thank you both for the reply. I don't plan to use two VPNs at the same time but might like to test a couple of them. Right now SecurityKiss is still looking real good.
     
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