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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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VPN not working on laptop connected through Android phone USB tethering

I used to connect my laptop to the internet via USB tethering from my android phone (running android 6), and then connect to my organization's VPN. I got myself a new phone, and realized that it ...
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Open listening port while vpn turned on and hotspot tethering turned on

Phone root status: False Here is my ifconfig output in termux: ~ $ ifconfig Warning: cannot open /proc/net/dev (Permission denied). Limited output. lo: flags=73<UP,LOOPBACK,RUNNING> mtu 65536 ...
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I have a rooted Android 14 - I want to share its VPN connection with a printer

I originally thought what I am trying to do is extremely simple, but for the past few hours, I discovered it really isn't. I have a rooted Pixel 7 running Android 14 in a remote storage unit. In that ...
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How to report bugs and issues to the wireguard team?

I think I have spotted a major bug in the Wireguard app for Android but I can't see any reliable way to report it (and the IRC channel is probably not the best place to report bugs). Does anyone know ...
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How to set VPN killswitch of WLAN hotsport / tethering?

I've been using VPN Hotspot to share the VPN connection of a rooted Android device via WLAN hotspot. I have enabled permanent VPN connection and killswitch in the host device's system settings. ...
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Why would enabling or disabling AdGuard for Android change my public IP?

Since I just set up a VPN to my home server, I performed various tests and I found that, when I'm on cellular data, enabling or disabling AdGuard for Android (paid version) changes the IP detected by ...
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Why isn't Wireguard available on F-Droid?

Lots of sites speak of Wireguard being available on F-Droid but I noticed it's no longer on the site. Why is this? And how can I install it?
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How to only route one app's traffic through the VPN?

How to route only chosen app's traffic through the VPN and make sure it doesn't connect outside of the VPN? There are two use cases: Apps not available in my country (for example Pandora) which I ...
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Block URL by VPN

I am using an MDM (Mobile Device Management) service that has a web filtering option built inside the management console. The problem is it can block URLs only on the browser level (like Chrome or ...
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Is my company monitoring traffic in my personal profile through mdm policies/VPN on my work profile?

My company is very high on security. It's difficult to work with the company laptop remotely because once it goes to sleep(after about 2 mins of being idle) it disconnects from the internet and you ...
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WiFi apps not working when VPN apps are connected

I have decided to use the AirMore app to connect my Android phone to my Windows computer. My internet speed was very slow, so I decided to connect to AirMore using WiFi. It was very good with very ...
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Configure on-demand VPN feature comparable to the iOS on-demand VPN

I have an Android device running one or more apps that need a VPN connection to reach a backend within our corporate network. On iOS devices, there is an on-demand VPN feature where, when the user ...
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Disable Querying LAN Address when on Mobile

We have a local server with a domain name and DNS, all only accessible on a LAN or via VPN. We use this to maintain a few services synced up. Is there a way to disable phones from trying to access ...
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How to route local traffic to LAN/WIFI on Android 11 with VPN enabled? (Rooted)

I have a rooted Android 11 device and I use a VPN app with the option Block connections without VPN enabled. This prevents any apps on my phone from communicating with my PC on the same LAN/WIFI ...
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Turn on WireGuard VPN when launching certain apps with Tasker

I'm having some trouble setting up a Tasker profile to enable Wireguard VPN when launching specific apps on Android. I created a profile and added the "STATE" option where it checks if the ...
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Android 12 froze, does this leak IP address with VPN killswitches enabled?

I have a VPN running with Android's 'always-on' VPN feature enabled, and the 'block connections without VPN' feature enabled. My device running Android 12 recently froze and wouldn't respond. I had to ...
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Why is the DNS server on a VPN connection different than the DNS server on a Wi-Fi connection in Android?

I have a small VpnService on Android, and I set DNS 1.1.1.1' in it, but in the Wi-Fi DNS settings the server shows it as '10.0.2.3' or something similar. If you try to look through the “Net Analyzer” ...
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VPN over proxy (global)

How to run VPN over (global) proxy on Android (with root and without)? The situation: VPN service app doesn't provide proxy functionality, but proxy is necessary.
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"WiFi sync" over VPN

While attached to a VPN, many apps (including Google Photos) will not sync, as they are waiting "for WiFi". Is there a way to make Android treat a VPN (or even better, a VPN running over ...
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No internet access whith VPN and Android 12

In my Xiaomi redmi note 10 pro I have two VNP clients: Cisco AnyConnect and OpenVPN. They were both working fine and I had access to internet even with active VPN connection. After the upgrade from ...
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Why is the loading of apps and websites sometimes freezing on my Android phone?

I'm using AdAway in VPN mode to block all ads on 3 phones and sometimes apps and sites won't load at all or load slowly. I'm using 4G+ and getting 50 mbps download speed. Phones are Realme Narzo 50 5G ...
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Unable to connect to Google One VPN

When I first set up Google One, I was able to connect to their VPN with my android tablet but it stopped working shortly after and hasn't been able to reconnect since. The following messages just keep ...
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Wireguard Android: How to configure secondary DNS?

I'm using the official Wireguard app and configured a DNS Server in the app that is only reachable via the VPN. How can I configure a Fallback DNS when the VPN connection is not working or the DNS is ...
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how to not set default gateway after android dial an vpn connection

As the question says, I found in iOS there is an option "send all traffic", if you unselect it, the traffic won't go through the VPN connection, the windows ipv4 setting have a similar ...
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Route mobile hotspot traffic through VPN on a rooted device [duplicate]

I'm running an unlocked and rooted Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G (SM-N986U1) with an Android 12 custom ROM on the most recent security patch. The goal is that any devices that connect to my mobile ...
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How to set up L2TP connection on Android?

I and some of my friends are trying to connect to an L2TP connection. We set it directly through VPN options in Android's settings, but the problem is that sometimes 1 username and password gets set ...
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Mobile data usage on smartphone when NordVPN is turned on

I've recently started to use NordVPN on smartphone as I need to spend a lot of time in public networks. However, it is only 5th August and I have already got a data warning that I have used 2GB of ...
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Using a VPN Server on Android device in order to perform remote vulnerability scan

I am working on an Android Java application that performs a vulnerability scan of the network where the mobile device is. Since I cannot install any type of vulnerability scan tool on Android I would ...
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How do Android apps access phone's simcard and determine the location/country without permission?

I noticed there are apps like Shazam or Tiktok that can find my location/country and offer local content even when I use VPN. my VPN doesn't have any IP/DNS leak. When I remove the simcard or make it ...
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How to enable/disable VPN via adb/termux/terminal?

I have a VPN configured on my android device running Lineage OS 18.1 (Android 11). I'm not using any third party apps, I'm simply using the standard Android settings to specify my VPN login data etc. ...
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How do I connect to a MSCHAPv2 VPN?

I can connect to my Office VPN. The config screens look like this (see images). I am running Android 11 on a Pixel 2XL. When I try to add the VPN details, I can't get it to work. Is it because I can't ...
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Route some traffic via VPN while the rest routed as usual (non-VPN)

I manage some servers where VPN is the only access for maintenance. On Linux, we use xl2tpd, strongswan-starter, and ip-route. I want to gain access to my phone (Pixel 3, Android 12) such that traffic ...
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Does the native VPN client support IKEv1 as of Android 12?

Is there any official documentation on what IPSec key exchange types are supported by the native Android 12 IPSec client (Racoon)? Specifically I’m interested in whether IKEv1 still works. I’m asking ...
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Is it possible to use the built-in VPN client in the work profile?

As the title says, I'm looking for a way to set up the built-in VPN client to work with the work profile (under Shelter/Island). There's no separate Settings app in the work profile to allow that, or ...
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Hide "VPN Active" persisting notification in Android 12

I use VPN 24*7. Earlier I used to be able to hide "VPN active" notification but since I upgraded to Android 12, the option is not there anymore. What should I do to hide the notification?
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VPN broke my network connection, how can I restore it?

I have a problem on my Lenovo K33a48 with Android 7.0. The problem manifests in almost all my google apps showing that there is no internet connection (Chrome, Play Store, Gmail), not syncing to my ...
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Block VPN completely on Android

For some reason, I want to block the VPN completely from my smartphone; So I can't run any VPN app, or connect to the VPN manually. I want the simplest and easiest way to set a security policy that ...
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Remote access to Android local network

I have devices connected to Android phone hotspot and phone have internet through LTE. I need access in my phone local network to access all devices web interface. What solution can you recommend? I ...
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What does this VPN prompt message "VPN app can monitor your network activity, including emails, apps and websites" mean?

When connected to a VPN in Android 11, the following prompt message appears [VPN app] can monitor your network activity, including emails, apps and websites What does this mean exactly? The VPN ...
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Websites still detecting VPN/proxy even after I uninstalled VPN apps

4 months ago I used VPN on my Android 7.0 mobile like OpenTunnel, SocksIP. Now, I've uninstalled the VPN, but when I use certain websites, they said VPN/proxy detected and I can't sign up there. One ...
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Convince android to use AAAA records when VPN has IPv6 but main connectivity doesn't

I have a VPN (WireGuard right now, but the same behaviour manifested with OpenVPN) that provides me with an IPv6 address. I can confirm that it is working because pings (both from the android terminal ...
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VPN Connection Details?

Is there any way to see details (VPN IP Address/Protocol/Port) of a saved VPN connection which located under network settings in Android 10 and newer versions ?
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How to obtain real VPN connection status (it claims to be connected in airplane mode / without internet)?

My Google Pixel 5 claims to have a VPN connection, although I enabled the airplane mode. How can I ever be sure that the VPN connection is really working then if I have an internet connection? I would ...
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Which Android emulator supports utilizing connectivity of PC VPN?

I want to test an APK. I connect my PC with the company VPN. There are certain URLs that are accessible only when I connect to VPN. The android app which I want to test connects with those URLs. I ...
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Using different port for IKE2 VPN on Android

My question is fairly simple: I would like to create an IKE2 VPN commection on stock Android11 but I don't want to use the default 500 or 4500 ports. How can I do that? I tried applying a colon then ...
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How to setup my Android wifi config for vpn sharing using astrill?

https://wiki.astrill.com/Astrill_Setup_Manual:Enable_VPN_Sharing I am trying to enable VPN sharing from my computer to my Android device. I got to the step where I change the IP Settings from DHCP to ...
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"Unable to get VPN permissions, you may need to reboot device and try again"

On my Play Store-included Chinese Android phone (Xiaomi Poco X3 NFC), I recently encountered an issue where I had to re-accept permissions for all of my apps. My VPN app failed, and I began getting ...
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Is android letting apps know I'm using VPN?

I'm abroad and trying to use my Norwegian app using a VPN, but somehow it knows I'm connecting though VPN and denying me to stream. (It's giving a specific exception giving this exact information.) ...
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How to trust a Root CA for VPN use on Android 11

I want to connect my Android 11 phone to a VPN. The VPN is authenticated by a certificate signed by my own Certificate Authority (very typical). I load the Root CA on the Android device by importing ...
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Unable to use SSH server over VPN on Android 11

I had an old mobile phone with Android 8.x Oreo. In it, I was using "SSH/SFTP Server - Terminal" app to access my files on the phone through "WinSCP" in "Windows 10". I ...
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