Notes — Ethernet bridging, with the bridge occurring on the Windows side.

This configuration requires Windows XP or higher on the bridge side. First make a TAP-Windows adapter (“tap-bridge”) without setting any TCP/IP properties.

Select “tap-bridge” and your ethernet adapter in Control Panel -> Network Connections, then right click and select “Bridge Connections”. I am assuming that the bridged network address is 10.0.0.0 subnet 255.255.255.0. The connecting client will use an address of 10.0.0.7.

Note that if your ethernet adapter is a DHCP client, the act of bridging the connection may cause it to get a new IP address lease.

Use this config on the Windows side (the side doing the bridging):

    remote [myremote]
    dev tap
    dev-node tap-bridge
    ping 5
    secret key

Use this config on the remote (which in this case is a linux box but could also be a windows box):

    remote [myremote]
    dev tap
    ifconfig 10.0.0.7 255.255.255.0
    ping 5
    secret key

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