NordVPN, one of the best VPN services, has just released a new feature that allows its users to create their own private network.
Instead of routing Internet connections through a VPN server, Meshnet allows users to route their traffic through other devices through private encrypted tunnels. This means that NordVPN subscribers will be able to connect their own devices, and those of family and friends.
“The release of this feature is a game changer and will truly transform the way our users use NordVPN,” says Vykintas Maknickas, Product Strategist at NordVPN.
"Our product team has worked tirelessly over the past few years, which really began with the development of our flagship technology, NordLynx, the foundation behind Meshnet that allows us to deliver amplified privacy solutions without sacrificing industry-leading speed."
Meshnet officially launches today and will be available for all operating systems, from Windows, Linux and MacOs to Android and iOS smartphones.
How does NordVPN Meshnet work?
NordVPN Meshnet is a technology that will turn your own device into your personal private server. You can connect to it anywhere in the world.
Meshnet works with the WireGuard-based NordLynx protocol to keep your data safe on all your connections and can link up to 60 devices regardless of their location. For each device, you will be assigned a special IP address that will only work with Meshnet.
“All you need is a subscription to NordVPN,” says Maknickas.
NordVPN claims that Meshnet will make it easy to create your personal network. First, you'll need to enable Meshnet in your NordVPN app on all the devices you want to connect. At this point, you need to link your devices or send an invite to other NordVPN users. Type in the special IP address to access your personal private server.
When to use NordVPN Meshnet?
In theory, being able to build your own private network has several advantages and opens up new uses for VPNs. For example, you might consider using the Meshnet function to:
- File sharing: With Meshnet, you'll be able to share files with family, friends, and colleagues almost instantly without the need to host them on a different server or cloud space.
- Games: Those who want to improve their gaming experience will be interested to know that Meshnet works as a virtual local area network (LAN). No matter where you are in the world, your friends can play multiplayer games together without the need for LAN cables.
- virtual routing: Suppose you are on vacation abroad but you want to browse through your own IP address. While NordVPN's regular connection routes your internet traffic through its available servers, Meshnet allows you to redirect your connection through the laptop you left at home.
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