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.

Filter by
Sorted by
Tagged with
2
votes
2answers
995 views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
96 views

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 ...
3
votes
1answer
2k views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
43 views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
112 views

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
1
vote
0answers
200 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
1k views

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. ...
0
votes
1answer
145 views

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 ...
11
votes
3answers
117k views

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!...
1
vote
0answers
53 views

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?
1
vote
0answers
73 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
111 views

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 ...
1
vote
3answers
1k views

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?
1
vote
0answers
163 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
80 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
49 views

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. (...
1
vote
1answer
2k views

(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 ...
2
votes
0answers
78 views

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 ...
1
vote
3answers
7k views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
643 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
3k views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
590 views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
89 views

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 ...
0
votes
2answers
1k views

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 ...
1
vote
2answers
4k views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
70 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
1k views

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. ...
2
votes
1answer
12k views

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 ...
2
votes
0answers
2k views

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 ...
1
vote
3answers
3k views

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. ...
0
votes
1answer
517 views

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 ...
1
vote
3answers
78 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
1k views

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 ...
1
vote
2answers
4k views

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.
1
vote
0answers
311 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
1k views

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 ...
2
votes
0answers
320 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
835 views

How to reroute all traffic from Bluetooth tether to a VPN app

Today i tried to use a Bluetooth Personal Area Network to connect to my phone from my laptop because my phone had a VPN on it. When i went to test my IP address i found that android was not rerouting ...
0
votes
1answer
375 views

Disable proxy configuration on android

I recently use VPN client on my Android 5.1.1 after network was censored in my country. Later, after uninstalling, I can remark that when connecting to wifi, my phone is still configuring proxy, and I ...
3
votes
1answer
1k views

How to check the VPN setting created by an app on an Android device?

Many VPN apps would create VPN profiles on the Android device. Unlike VPN profiles create by the user, they cannot be edited, and therefore the user cannot see the setting of said profile. With a ...
3
votes
2answers
7k views

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. ...
-2
votes
1answer
12k views

Why Android show “Network may be monitored” with Nordvpn?

According the customer service, it is a feature. However, I would like to understand why Android cannot separate Vpn traffic from real monitoring of attackers. Fig. 1 Text Network may be monitored ...
1
vote
1answer
779 views

Marshmallow: Changing and connecting to an APN

Okay, before anyone can downvote this or anything silly, I need to clarify a few things: This is for Android 6.0 (Marshmallow) I'm using a FlashFire-Rooted Cherry Mobile One (technically called ...
0
votes
1answer
682 views

Route connections through VPN, then through Orbot

Currently I'm using "OpenVPN for Android", OrWall and Orbot in order to route connections through VPN, then through Orbot. So it looks like this: App -> VPN -> Orbot This is great, but it's not an ...
0
votes
1answer
118 views

Setting VPN when the built-in setting is absent/hidden

I know Android has native support for PPTP VPN, but I'm trying to set a custom PPTP VPN on an Android TV Box which has the setting hidden. Does anyone know if there's another way to enable this (...
0
votes
2answers
4k views

Using both a firewall and vpn on android [duplicate]

Is there a way to use both a firewall and a vpn app on android. I have tried allowing the vpn through the firewall but one invaraibly goes off when I start the other. Is there some way around this -- ...
0
votes
1answer
70 views

How to Make Light indicate No-VPN connection Active?

I would like to put Red-light on if no VPN connection is active in my phone. I think the problem is not about choosing the best VPN application here to make VPN connection, but about to find an ...
1
vote
0answers
330 views

How do i Disconnect a VPN?

this is weird, i am using VPN Dragon and Hotspot Shield VPN, it asks me to trust the vpn, i check the box and connect it, it works fine, however, there is a bug which keeps bothering me, sometimes the ...
2
votes
0answers
873 views

How to Reverse Usb Tethering with VPN [tun0 interface] routing?

I have a big problem and after many days I can't find any solution because I'm not Linux experienced user... Problem: I'm using USB [Reverse] Tether (Windows share internet with android phone via USB ...
2
votes
0answers
502 views

Tether laptop to Android Pulse Secure

I am using Ubuntu at the moment, and cannot get my company's VPN to work reliably using openconnect. I can, however, connect via the Pulse Connect Android app. Clearly, I could then tether my laptop ...