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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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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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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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 to change PPTP VPN client's port number?

I saw this post: Change PPTP control connection's TCP port number and I successfully did it on my PC. But how do I change Android's PPTP VPN client's port number? My Android phone is rooted and I ...
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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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Setup VPN access through SSH

I have a Samsung S4 with last kitkat update. I would like to set it up so that I can access my University services. For that, when I use my laptop, I just set up a ssh tunnel like: ssh -D 8081 -f -C -...
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Connect to local network with OpenVPN . Problem: Local IP address unset but adding route?

The goal I do want to connect to some services (e.g. file server, IP camera etc) in my home network from my mobile phone by using VPN. I use Tomato Version 1.28 (shibby) on my Netgear WNR3500L v2 ...
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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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unsuccessful VPN connection

I'm unable to connect my phone to VPN, it always say "unsuccessful". I deleted the profile and created it again but it didn't help. What is wrong with it?
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dns leak on android emulator

I run a VPN on my local pc before running my android emulator (memu), This successfully changes my ip but my dns remains the same as the exact dns on my local pc. I would like to know how I can block ...
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VPN software to connect to a Remote Access Server

I have a Galaxy S2 from Virgin Mobile. My home network is Windows Server 2012. I'm using RAS to connect to my home network from other locations on a Windows 8 laptop. I have several SharePoint sites ...
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How to VPN only a single application?

Say you only want to route the traffic of a single application through a VPN. (Because the application lacks proper encryption support or the remote service is only available on a cooperate network.) ...
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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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Stop non-VPN traffic from going through VPN

I have set up a L2TP/IPSec VPN set up on my phone. Now all my network traffic goes through the VPN. However I am not a fan of that. Not only does it add unnecessary overhead, it also makes me unable ...
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Wi-Fi hotspot traffic while connected to PIA VPN

Background Android 7.1.1 Nexus 6P uses VPN app from Private Internet Access. The app has a "Per App Setting" that allows certain apps to bypass the VPN connection (some games like Pokemon Go don't ...
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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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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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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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How can I add routes to VPN

client dev tap proto udp remote ADDRESS PORT auth-user-pass ca cert-chain.pem remote-cert-tls server route 0.0.0.0 0.0.0.0 resolv-retry infinite nobind persist-key persist-tun verb 3 route-delay ...
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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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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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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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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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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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How to Tether NordVPN internet from Android to Laptop?

I tether my internet with my phone. I connect with my laptop to it. If I keep my VPN client (NordVPN) activet, internet does not work. NordVPN support says to configure VPN in Settings > VPN. ...
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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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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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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 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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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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No internet when setting Always connect for VPN on Android

I am facing a problem when creating a VPN connection on an Android device 9.0 using L2TP/IPSec PSK. The problem is when I set the DNS Server along with the Forwarding Routes everything works fine I.E. ...
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Automatic system-wide proxy

When I'm on a public network that I don't trust, I use a combination of ConnectBot and ProxyDroid (with "Global Proxy" enabled) to tunnel my phone's traffic through a trusted server that I control. ...
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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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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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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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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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