VirtualShield now provides a feature called Split Tunneling, allowing you to use your Wi-Fi and LAN (Local Area Network) connected devices while the VPN is active.
If you have any wireless devices connected to your computer (printer, scanner, etc.), we recommend enabling this option. Otherwise, all of your internet traffic will be routed through the VPN tunnel, including your local/Wi-Fi traffic.
Disabling this option provides an additional layer of security, by blocking all outside traffic from reaching your local network. However, you may not be able to access these devices while the VPN is connected.
This only applies to Wi-Fi/LAN connected devices, your bluetooth devices will not be impacted by this option.
How to enable or disable Split Tunneling on your Windows computer:
Open VirtualShield and log in to your account, if you are not logged in already.
For more help logging in and connecting, see our support article.
Click More Options (three vertical dots) near the corner of the app, and choose VPN Settings from the popup menu.
You can also right-click the shield icon next to your clock, then navigate to VPN > VPN Settings from the popup menu.
Toggle the Split Tunneling option on or off, then click the X button to return to the Home screen.
You may need to re-connect to the VPN after saving your settings before the changes will be applied.
Linux (Coming soon)
Our new Linux app is not yet available, but it will be coming soon to both Debian and Arch based platforms. Don't hesitate to contact us and we'll be more than happy to notify you via email when the new Linux app is available for download.
In the meanwhile, you can install our Legacy Linux application instead. That will allow you to stay protected until the new version of our Linux app becomes available.
The Legacy Linux application is only compatible with Debian-based systems at this time.
Do I need Split Tunneling if I'm not using Wi-Fi?
No, if you have a hardwired connection you can safely disable this option. However, we recommend leaving it on in case your network changes.
Why can't I see this option on my device?
We'll be adding this option to more devices very soon, including macOS, Apple iOS, Linux, and more. Contact us for more detailed information.