Network lock when activated sets your system firewall with rules that only let your traffic go through AirVpn servers.
In case of disconnection for whatever reason from the VPN, there are no known data leaks possible outside the VPN tunnel.
Network lock also protects you while connected of possible known data leaks such as DNS leaks, WebRTC...that occur on specific operating systems/configurations that would otherwise reveal your IP.
Okay. That helps. Thank you.
Does network lock adjust firewall settings on OS X behind the scenes? Because I looked at my firewall settings with the network lock active and didn't notice anything different.
So if the AirVPN client disconnects, for whatever reason, I'm no longer in the "tunnel", or protected correct? I get that. Seems pretty straight forward.
And if this happens and I have selected the network lock option at the bottom of the AirVPN client (right under the the connect button) then theoretically my Mac will think I no longer have a network connection at all until the AirVPN client reconnects to one of it's servers somewhere, correct?
So what I should see with network lock active and the AirVPN client disconnected for whatever reason should I try to open a website is the standard "no network connection" in Safari where the web page would be?
Even though I really am connected, the network lock is basically tricking the Mac thinking that no network connection exists to keep me from accidentally transmitting something I don't want too should I get disconnected from the AirVPN network?
Thanks for the your patients and help.