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August 21, 2017

ArmA 2 VPN Setup

How to configure an ArmA 2 server utilizing a Tunngle, Evolve or Hamachi VPN LAN proxy

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Last modified: January 01, 2016

This is a step-by-step tutorial on playing Arma 2 with your friends via a VPN. The person hosting the server (i.e. Server Computer) can play the game while simultaneously running the server, all from the same computer. Tunngle is used as the example LAN proxy but all of the principles apply to both Hamachi and Evolve.


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Server Computer (HOST)


1) Launch Tunngle

2) Click the 'Private Networks' tab

3) 'Manage your own Network':yellow highlighter
Network type = Basic
Network Name=(your choice)
Network password
Network Range = 7.*.*.* (Standard)

4) Click 'Create - Update' button

5) Grab Virtual IP (lower left-hand corner of the screen)

tunngle interface

6) Launch Arma 2 Operation Arrowhead via the Steam client. Click on 'Multiplayer.'

7) Click on the 'New' button at the bottom of the screen.

arma 2 multiplayer screen 03

8) Enter server name, maximum players and password. Keep the port at 2302 and the Host as 'LAN'.

9) Click 'OK'.

arma 2 multiplayer screen 04

10) Set up all the details of the mission you and your friends will play.

arma 2 multiplayer screen 05

9) Once the details are complete, send the Tunngle Virtual IP address to your friends along with the server name and password.

Player Computer (GUEST)


1) Start by downloading the Tunngle Update and then running it.

2) Click the 'Private Networks' tab

3) Fill in the Network Name & Network Password and then click 'Join'.

4) Retrieve Host's Tunngle Virtual IP address.

tunngle interface player

5) Launch Arma 2 Operation Arrowhead via the Steam client. Click on 'Multiplayer.'

6) If you see your friend's server on the LAN games list then double-click it and skip the rest of the steps - you're in! If you do not see it then click on the 'Remote' button at the bottom of the screen.

arma 2 multiplayer screen 01

7) Enter the Host's Virtual IP address. Keep the port at 2302.

arma 2 multiplayer screen 02

7) Click 'OK' and you're ready to play!

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