Questions tagged [vpn]

The term "VPN" stands for "Virtual Private Network" which means to securely connect a device to a local network via the Internet.

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How to get shared files from Windows on Android through the Internet?

I have a Wi-Fi router in the home. My PC constantly connected to the router, and it's IPv4 is 192.168.0.100 (static). Also I always know a global IPv4 of the router (NAT is disabled). On the PC I have ...
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Architectural details of Android VPN service : How tun0 gets created?

I would like to know how android creates a VPN tun0 interface. After I call establish from VPNService, Builder, the ServiceManager takes up the process and create the tun0. For that it uses parcels to ...
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Android 9: OpenVPN Per App

First: this question is not a duplicate of: This question: I don't want to use SOCKS, and I am not asking about Lollipop. This question: No answer, and different use case This question: I don't have ...
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Disabled forced VPN

I enabled forced VPN awhile ago, but I need to remove it for various things, but I can't seem to disable it. I've already tried going through the VPN Profile and disabling the forced vpn thing but ...
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Google Play does not download application when VPN connection is active

I use OpenVPN Connect. When VPN connection is active Google Play can show pages, pictures, video, but does not download the application: "pending...". To begin download I need to disable VPN, then it ...
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How to share VPN connection with devices on hotspot?

I use a VPN on my Galaxy S8+ and I am looking for a way to be able to share my ExpressVPN connection via hotspot to be able to connect devices such as Xbox One and a Smart TV. Currently cannot use a ...
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Android : how to remove the downloaded android update

I have a securities concern. I installed a VPN software on my android and just after (the next day) android asks me do install an update (that is already downloaded via the VPN). I don't fully trust ...
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Using Google's Play Store through a VPN

My only way to connect to the Play Store is through VPN software. When I disconnect I frequently get messages saying "Play security information update" from the Download Manager. Connecting to the VPN ...
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No internet connection on android device

I have Samsung Galaxy S9 with Android 9. Once in a few days happens to me that I have no internet connection on this device. Cannot load any page in Chrome, cannot connect in Speedtest app. Device is ...
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Wifi won't work unless nord vpn is on

so I installed nordVPN on my galaxy tab a SM-T580 and left it active for around 10 hours. When I turned it off and tried to use wifi as normal, nothing would work. The wifi showed it was on and ...
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My phone is not receiving emergency broadcasts

When I'm out in public or around other people I can hear alerts for emergency broadcasts on their phone, but I can't hear it on mine. My phone has a VPN installed and may affect the alert. I'm the US ...
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Is there a way to always fire up my express VPN app whenever I open an incognito tab in chrome?

Is there a way to always fire up my express VPN app whenever I open an incognito tab in chrome? Basically something like a batch file or shell script maybe that can trigger this?
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How to find local IP when connected to VPN?

I have connected an android device to a VPN using the native Android VPN client feature. I need to know the IP the device has been assigned on the VPN subnet, but I can't find it on any Android menu ...
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How can I emulate pressing another application's Quick Settings tile?

I'd like to programatically press another application's Quick Settings Tile, e.g. from the shell or Tasker. In this particular case, I'd like to press ProtonVPN's tile in order to automate connecting ...
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not able to install Google Fi

I subscribed to Google Fi for transferring my American phone number to this service. I have Google Pixel 3a XL, which has esim. To activate Google Fi service I need to install Google Fi App. This ...
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Can we make a Vpn server run on Android?

Can we make a Vpn server run on Android. Can applications do this? If yes, which protocols are supported and is this a good idea to use such apps? If not, what are some issues that we may face?
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disconnect VPN when I open game

my question about VPN settings, when I open a game as pubg my VPN automatic turnoff, how fix this problem?
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Use proxy for stock android download manager? Play store not downloading through shadowsocks

I'm in China. I use proxy to access GFW blocked sites. Proxy is connected as an android VPN. Stock download manager does not go through proxy. How can I use proxy with it? On my Mi Mix 2S, I just ...
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How to create a VPN config file for sharing with others?

I've a VPN server and want to let others connect to it. I'm not sure if it's possible, but I'd like to create a VPN config file with all the necessary credentials so that my friends can simply open ...
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Bluetooth file transfer failing (LineageOS14.1)

yesterday, bluetooth-file-transfer stoped working between my PC and my rooted Android device. PC says "Error ocurred while sending file." Android says nothing. How can I find out what is wrong? ...
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VPN not working on Android when on Wifi Network

I have a Synology NAS server that has a L2TP/IPSec PSK VPN Server running. I used to connect to it with my Android phone (Version 7) (and previously with my iPhone) just fine. Whether I was on 4G or ...
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Automatically enable/disable “Always-on VPN”

Is there any way I can automatically enable/disable Always-on VPN when I turn Wi-Fi on/off without rooting my phone on Android 9? I've looked at a number of apps which all are able to toggle Wi-Fi, ...
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VPN troubles on Galaxy S8

I have an ipsec/l2tp VPN server setup on a debian box back home, and it works very well. I can use it any time from any where on both my laptop and my ipad. But when it comes to my S8, it doesn't work ...
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VPN disconnects immediately

My android phone connect to VPN then immediately disconnects, I tried most of VPNs on Google Play Store but it's not working. OpenVPN connects barely and disconnects in less than 1 minute, my network ...
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VPN not working in kitkat 4.4.4

I am using Lenovo A6000 running stock rooted Kitkat 4.4.4. And since about 6 months the vpn has stopped working properly. Everytime I connect to a VPN via mobile data, it connects and then gets ...
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Can firewall block connection over VPN?

I would like to block specific apps from making connection to internet. I sometimes am connected by VPN but not always. How can I make firewall work for both VPN and not VPN, wifi and mobile data? My ...
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Mi 8 SE fail to display the VPN confirmation dialog

I'm using an app called gnirehtet to share internet connection from PC to mobile. It work perfectly fine with my old Galaxy S5 but for some reason my 8SE didn't pop-up VPN confirmation dialog. I have ...
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How to bypass “Always on VPN” demand for numeric IP and use a domain instead?

I know that it is not required but still I want to use a domain name for VPN server address and be able to tick to "Always On VPN" on Android. I am open to any Idea with advantage to idea that can ...
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Why network activity is detected from apps after VPN firewall blocks them?

A few non-rooted (no rooted) Android 7 and 8 phones from (Huawei, ZTE, Neffos and Samsung) were tested in this simple firewall (NetGuard) experiment. A selection of apps (including apps from the phone ...
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Bypassing VPN restriction in another app

I want to know if its possible to trick this app "Diitalk" into either thinking I am in US or blocking it from knowing that my VPN is working cuz if I dont have a US based IP, it wont let me use the ...
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Dial-Up Internet on Android

I've seen a few posts here and there, but nothing concrete. My North American SIM card doesn't have true mobile data as of right now. I don't have a plan or a contract, but a pay-per-minute and pay-...
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I'm not able to access the VPN Settings in Android 8.1 EMUI 8.2.0

I'm using the NordVPN App for Android. The app version is 3.8.3. My Smartphone is a Honor 8X with Android 8.1.0 and EMUI 8.2.0. In their "Automatic Kill Switch" article on https://nordvpn.com/...
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control per app internet (non-rooted) while using actual VPN?

I am trying all sorts of (non-root) security software that allows me to block internet for apps. so far every one needs some kind of fake VPN to gain access to traffic, I guess so no root is needed. I ...
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Will the new changes to Android 9 cause the VPN based firewall apps become obsolete?

Firewall apps use VPN to manage network (to allow or disallow apps to connect to the Internet via Wifi or Mobile Data), mainly is for phones that are not rooted. However, this article mentions: As ...
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Connected to Turbo VPN - 10.13.0.42/30. Tap to manage the network

When I use a VPN app on my smartphone, the following notification message is shown Connected to Turbo VPN - 10.13.0.42/30. Tap to manage the network Why is it connected to 10.*.*.*? Isn't it a ...
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Export VPN configurations from Android

I would like to export all my VPN configurations stored in my smartphone to my pc. I use three VPN apps (VPN Master, USA VPN and Bettermet), in your opinion have I to find by myself all certificates ...
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Why is IVPN so slow?

I use IVPN on my laptop, over Wi-Fi, with two proxies, each with just under 30ms delay. Web pages load snappily, and online gaming shows no perceptible drag. Using it on my Android ‘phone (which ...
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L2TP VPN connection on Android via shell

Is there a way to open a predefined vpn (inbuilt vpn managment) connection on Android 8< via shell (on a rooted device), so it can be put in an init script? Thanks
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Libreswan (IPSec/XAuth) and Always-on VPN

I set up an IPSec/Xauth (RSA) server with LibreSwan on a server. My Android device (a Pixel 2 XL with Android 8.1) actually connects fine when I manually start the VPN connection, and it does tunnel ...
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How can I setup a local SOCKS5 proxy that doesn't require Android VPN service?

I need a local SOCKS5 proxy server that doesn't use the Android VPN service. Why? Because I want to chain it with the no-root firewall NetGuard. NetGuard already uses the Android VPN service. ...
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Check system VPN statistics?

Is there any way to check VPN stats for stock PPTP VPN applet? Maybe some stat-file or GUI-way? If not, can we utilize Tasker for that? I particularly interested in uptime indicator, i.e. was my VPN ...
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Is it possible to share a VPN connection over WiFi Hotspot?

I have an S8 And a Nintendo switch, The switch doesn't support VPNs. Is it possible to share the VPN Connection to my Nintendo switch over hotspot? My PC Can already do this but I want to play outside!...
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Set VPN on the android 7

i want to set vpn connection on my android phone galaxy s6. unfortunately client does not allow me to type my whole login which is my email. Is it some android bug?
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Script to connect to vpn then open rdp

I work in the field connecting to my clinic software via Microsoft's RDP over a vpn connection. So every call I go to, I start or restart the vpn, then reconnect the RDP. I'd like to write a script ...
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I tried starting VPN, didn't set password, but later now screen is asking password. What to do?

I have Gionee P5L phone. I was not able to access a site, then thought on starting VPN of the phone; went to VPN, and then it asked to set any of the security: password, swipe, etc. I entered into ...
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Telegram still knows my location after using a VPN

I connected to a VPN and turned off location but telegram still show my country in registration form. How this is possible?
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VPN-Always-on VPN disconnects WiFi on my tablet

I'm trying to connect to my work vpn with my Galaxy Tab S2. I can connect just fine with the same settings on my Samsung Note 5. Using : L2TP/IPSec PSK. When I put the same settings in for my ...
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psiphon connects successfully but blocked sites are still blocked

I've installed psiphon and I launched it in vpn mode and it connected successfully. However, the sites I know are blocked in my country were still blocked. This didn't use to happen, psiphon used ...
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Google tells me my smart phone was in Brazil two days ago, but I've been in California - what could it be?

I'm worried because Google tells me my smart phone was used to access my Google account from Brazil a couple of days ago. But I and my phone have been in the San Francisco Bay Area the whole time. (...
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(Android) Launch app activity shortcuts from the command line?

I'd like to know how would it be possible to launch an action "shortcut" (like Greenify's auto-hibernation shortcut) through the command line in Android. I'm trying to launch a StrongSwan VPN ...