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These instructions allow you to use your Windows VPNGUI connection within WSL2.


  • Disconnect VPNGUI (if currently connected).
  • Enable Connection Sharing in the VPNGUI Preferences.
  • Connect VPNGUI to VPN server using the WEB or XTLS connection type.

VPNGUI is now ready to share its connection with other devices on your LAN.

Within a WSL2 shell, now run the following commands (or include them in your .zshrc):

export hostip=$(cat /etc/resolv.conf | grep nameserver | awk '{ print $2 }')
alias www="https_proxy=\"http://${hostip}:16005\" http_proxy=\"http://${hostip}:16005\""
export hostip=$(cat /etc/resolv.conf | grep nameserver | awk '{ print $2 }')
export https_proxy="http://${hostip}:16005"
export http_proxy="http://${hostip}:16005"

The proxy port is 16005 when using WEB (as shown above). Replace this with 16006 if you use XTLS.


Please do not use Connection Sharing on public Wi-Fi network as it allows others to use your VPN connection.