NordVPN, one the world’s leading VPN platforms, has just released a brilliant new feature called Meshnet.
Powered by NordLynx – NordVPN’s flagship WireGuard-based technology – Meshnet lets you access up to 60 devices over encrypted private tunnels.
It’s okay. You can admit it.
Half an hour ago, we didn’t understand this news either. But we’ve done the research and we’re ready to tell you why Meshnet is a big deal if you’re into collaborative working, file-sharing, and – most important of all – playing games with your friends.
Basically, Meshnet offers all of the privacy benefits of a VPN, including full data encryption. But it connects your computer with another computer or network rather than with a big anonymous server in Belgium.
This allows you to create a LAN – local area network – over enormous distances, with all of the connected machines behaving as though they’re connected to the same wi-fi network.
In case you’ve never participated in one, LAN parties are great. They let you enjoy multiplayer gaming in a safe, intimate virtual environment away from the infinite sprawl of the open internet. Plus, they let you share files with your friends.
On top of that, Meshnet lets you share IP addresses with others, opening up game features, servers, and more.
Outside gaming, Meshnet lets you access your desktop computer from anywhere in the world. You can add up to ten of your own devices, as well as 50 external devices via invitations to other users.
It’s simple to use, too. All you need to do is create an account through the NordVPN app, enable Meshnet on the devices you want to connect, and send out invitations. After that, each device will have its own unique Nord Name or IP address. There’s even a VPN free trial to take advantage of.
To get started, download the NordVPN app on PC, Android, or iOS right now.