Using traffic routing on macOS

Learn how to handle Meshnet's traffic routing feature on macOS.

Before you begin

To start using traffic routing, make sure that the device you want to route traffic through meets the following criteria:
  • The NordVPN app is running, and the Meshnet feature is enabled in the app.
  • The device is connected to your Meshnet.
  • The Traffic routing through your device permission is granted for your client device. To learn more, see Traffic routing permissions.
You can add devices to your Meshnet in two ways, depending on device ownership:

Start routing traffic

To start routing traffic on macOS, follow these steps:
  1. 1.
    Open NordVPN and select the Meshnet
  2. 2.
    Find the device that you want to use as a host and click Route all traffic.
    Clicking Route all traffic
Upon connecting, the Route all traffic label will change to Stop routing traffic.
Alternatively, you can do the following:
  1. 1.
    Open the NordVPN app.
  2. 2.
    In the connection menu, find the Devices in Meshnet section.
  3. 3.
    Select either Your devices or External devices, and click the device that you want to route traffic through.
    Starting traffic routing through a peer device.
Once connected, you will see the host device’s Nord name on the main application page.
Nord name of the traffic routing host

Stop routing traffic

To stop traffic routing, you can use any of the following methods:
  • Click the Disconnect button on the main application page.
    Disconnect button highlighted.
  • Click Stop routing traffic under the host device name on the Meshnet
    Stop routing button highlighted next to a Meshnet peer device.
Connection pause is currently not available while routing traffic through a Meshnet peer device.
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