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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Is it possible to connect to another device network through a VPN?

I have two devices far away from each other (each one in a different country, for example); both are connected to the internet. Is it possible to have one device connect to the other device's network ...
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Does “Block connections without VPN” prevents Google from knowing my IPv6 address?

I need to use multiple Android user profiles* sharing the same physical device, without Google (or any other party) knowing that the device is shared--essentially to make Google think that the ...
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How to setup a VPN certificate

Is it possible to setup a VPN certificate in Android 10 , without using an external apps (like openvpn) ?
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Android VPN issue

I use Samsung A7(SM-A700H). Recently, our internet connection limited cuz of war.In first days I could access to internet thanks to VPN. After couple days my phone couldn't connect to VPN servers. I ...
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vpn losing network connection

I have a new android 10 based smartphone and and after I enable a vpn connection, I simply loose all connectivity. Without VPN it works fine. The same VPN app worked flawless on my old phone. I'm ...
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NordVPN on Android doesn't display the number of received MBs: how can I fix that?

NordVPN on Android doesn't display the number of received MBs: how can I fix that?
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TCP traffic not going over VPN tunnel

I am facing issue with strongswan on Android (version 8/10). my custom vpn is able to connect successfully with the server and is establishing tunnel. Routes corresponding to this tunnel ip route show ...
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How can I configure Android so that all Internet traffic goes through a VPN and is blocked if the VPN isn't activated, without rooting Android?

How can I configure Android so that all Internet traffic goes through a VPN and is blocked if the VPN isn't activated, without rooting Android?
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ad blocker w/ vpn, or vpn with ad blocker?

Simply, (S10e no root) does a ad blockers vpn do the same as a vpn app like cyberghost? Installed adlock then wondered if there VPN being focused on blocking ads would lack in hiding traffic etc. ...
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Can I find the path of name resolution?

I'd like to know which name servers are asked for a name, when I try to connect to a local device by name. Is it possible? I have a local DNS, which mostly works fine, but sometimes not. For example, ...
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How can I change my location on Tinder (free version) on a rooted phone?

Android 7.0. Using GPS spoofers doesn't seem to work. It works on Google maps though. I don't know what Tinder uses to know where you are but it's pretty good. How can I bypass it? Things I've tried: ...
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How to install the play store applications not available in my country [duplicate]

I am a student reviewing multiple COVID tracing applications deployed in various countries around the world. Although I'm located in the US, I'm also interested in applications that other countries ...
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How do I create a working filter to block sites, etc with NoRoot Firewall?

NRF seems fine for blocking applications' use of data, but not blocking sites or other communication with them on a case-by-case basis; it's an all-or-nothing proposition. I've followed guides on how ...
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Why is user and CA certificate required for IKEv2 RSA VPN?

It should work similarly as to going to a random HTTPS website, where the supplied certificate is backed by a CA, and based on which a secure connection is made. Then authentication follows over the ...
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Connect multiple VPN applications simultaneously

How to connect several VPN applications on the Android operating system simultaneously and in a chain to the Internet ?
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How to setup a VPN server on Android?

I'm trying to create a VPN server on Android. It can be any protocol, including PPTP, L2TP/IPSEC/OpenVPN, etc. I tried it with Termux + AnLinux + CentOS, but I can't get it to work. Is there any way,...
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How to block all trafic outside home network and VPN by patching Android code?

I would like to patch LineageOS on my phone so it opens Wireguard tunnel through the 4G network to the home network routes all traffic from Android applications through a Wireguard tunnel or through ...
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Installed NordVPN does not appear in “available vpns” in Network Settings in Android 8.1 TV Box

I have a Sunvell T9 Android 8.1 TV box and have successfully installed NordVPN and it works fine. However, NordVPN does not appear in "available vpns" in Network Settings. I want to enable the "...
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How do I prevent the installation of just a few specific apps on my android phone?

I basically want to prevent myself from installating VPNs and a few social networking sites like Quora and Reddit , every other app is fine
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Proxy server for sharing VPN and firewall over tethering

I am also working on getting that proxy on my mobile working properly. For the reason that my mobile has become my main internet connection. This is cheaper and the internet is a lot faster via my ...
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Troubleshoot VPN issues on Android

I'm using the Always-on VPN feature of Android to ensure a VPN connection. Whether I'm using OpenVPN or Strongswan as a client I always have connection issues on Android if the network node changes. ...
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Why would my IKE SA be deleted and not Rekeying?

I'm having some trouble with my VPN connection. First off, I'm on a Nokia 3.1 running Android 9 and using strongswan for a IKEv2/EAP connection. I've searched the strongswan site front and back and ...
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Toggle to disable background data

On a public wifi, I use my personal VPN server. But before my VPN server can make a secure tunnel, GMail and whatsapp are able to sync. Is there a way to do the following? Allow background data on ...
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How to prevent play store from detecting VPN?

I live in China so in order for me access play store I must use a VPN. Play store however, has disabled me from accessing and downloading updates via VPN. I can activate (after each time I upgrade ...
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Wifi router disappearing after disconnecting rom VPN In Android

Every time I use a VPN and disconnect from it my Wi-Fi router disappears from the Wi-Fi network list. This happens on my Android Pie phone and tablet. I can see all other routers but not the router ...
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how apps bypass VPN?

I installed flipkart from apk. And without logging in searched for mobile phones.Then cleared app data and started VPN and then opened the app again but I was getting recommendations of searched ...
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Using Android-x86 VMware VPN on Host Machine

I have vpn client on my android (Vmware) and I want to use it on my host (Windows 10) but Android x86 does not allow USB connection (for USB tethering) also Wifi Tethering does not work. How can I ...
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How to put Google Store on Chinese Samsung Note10+

I'm currently living in China and decided to buy the Samsung Note10+ (has Android 9 installed) (had an iPhone from America beforehand), I did not know the headache that awaited me. I know no Chinese (...
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How to add multiple “Forwarding routes” to stock VPN client?

I am in need of adding two specific routes to the "Forwarding routes" section of the stock VPN client. How can I accomplish that? Lets say I need to add 1.0.0.0/24 & 255.0.0.0/24. I have tried ...
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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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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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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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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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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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