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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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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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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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 ...
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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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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 ...
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How can I prevent apps sending cleartext over open Wi-Fi without using a VPN service?

Sending cleartext data over an open Wi-Fi network, or an encrypted network controlled by someone you don't trust, is very bad for security. This has been discussed here previously. The usual solution ...
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How to use a firewall AND a VPN?

I'm using the only open source firewall for Android: NetGuard and would like to use a VPN in addition. Is this possible? If so: how? Both types of apps typically use virtual VPN tunnels. NetGuard has ...
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Unable to connect to VPN through OpenVPN app

I have imported the .ovpn file, but when I try to connect I get the following error: OpenVPN core error: option_error: cannot connect via TCP-based proxy because no TCP server entries exist in ...
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My Android (Samsung Note 4) keeps disconnected after a while from a sign-in required wi-fi

I've a Galaxy Note 4 (udpated to latest OTA) device and I'm trying to setup a reliable wifi/vpn connection to my dormitory network. The procedure to connect to internet is to connect the wi-fi network ...
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Warn or Block Internet Access When No VPN? [duplicate]

I use a paid VPN service (TorGuard) and when I run it on my computer, I am able to configure the client to completely block Internet access if the VPN is disconnected... The Android version of my VPN ...
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How to connect to VPN while in aeroplane mode?

When I put my phone (running Android 6) in aeroplane mode and switch on Wi-Fi the VPN option in settings is greyed out (i.e. not enabled), preventing me from connecting to a VPN. Is there any way to ...
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How to run a firewall and an AdBlocker on a non-rooted phone at the same time?

I have a non-rooted Android phone and would like to use both a Firewall and an Adblocker at the same time. How can I do this? I could only find Firewalls and Adblockers for non-rooted phones that use ...
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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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What is the use case for the Google Wi-Fi Assistant?

The Google Wi-Fi assistant is available on the Pixel and Nexus devices running Android 5.1+, in some countries. The description at Settings->Google->Networking is Wi-Fi assistant: Automatically ...
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Enable VPN on airplane mode, before connecting

I want to set the VPN (in my case vpnunlimitedapp) so it connects through the VPN the second I enable WIFI or 4G. Currently, I have to go online for a moment and then I'm allowed to enable the VPN. ...
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How to exclude specific apps from using the VPN connection on Android?

I'm trying to exclude certain apps from using the VPN connection that is created on android so that those apps make a direct/proxy connection rather than through the VPN server. I use OpenVPN for ...
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How to create a VPN over Tor connection on android?

I am trying to setup a VPN over TOR connection on my phone so that the connection looks like this: - My device -> Tor -> VPN -> Internet I use orbot , OpenVPN connect app and also orwall. I ran ...
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Always On VPN on android does not reconnect

I live in UK and recenlty I felt the need of getting VPN. Everywhere. There is an option in android 6.x: Always-on VPN, but there are two issues with it: It does not reconnect after lost connection. ...
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Android VPN (PIA) and Location Settings

I am currently using a Private Internet Access (PIA) vpn on my S7 Edge. If I leave the location/GPS function on while surfing the web "anonymously", will having the location feature on make my VPN ...
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how can I prevent apps from immediately connect upon wifi connection

I often have to connect to public wifi networks, and upon connecting (automatically or otherwise), several apps will immediately connect to their host server and start exchanging data. How can I make ...
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android vpn allow connection dialog

I sometimes use light screen manipulating apps on my galaxy s4(such as twilight app,...) and when the apps are enable,in my vpn apps,ok button in vpn allow connction dialog does not work(cannot be ...
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Using slow dns a VPN Over DNS Tunnel android app [closed]

I'm looking for similar apps that i can use for free, setting dns and start the vpn to get unlimited internet without the silly 25mb of slowdns. thanks in advance for your help.
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Android VPN service's policy based routing relative to iptables (specific behavior question, android 5.0, 5.1)

Background: Several phones, different firmwares Elephone p7000, Android 5.0 based rom Xiaomi redmi note 2, three different roms (5.1 based Cyaonogen, 5.0 based AOSP derivative) Rooted. Installed a ...
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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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WiFi Disconnecting (Special Issue)

I could not afford my Internet this month, it has happened before, but I am turning it back on next week. Anyways, so on my PC (which is connected to the Internet via Ethernet), the Internet works ...