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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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 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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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 : 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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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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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 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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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 use the ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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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 ...
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Why doesn't my VPN client transition between mobile to Wi-Fi?

I'm experiencing slightly odd behavior from my VPN on a Note 4, Android 5.0.1. It appears to work as far as routing my traffic is concerned, but if I leave an area with Wi-Fi and come back, it stays ...
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OpenVPN Connect (Android): How to allow local traffic to bypass VPN

I use the OpenVPN Connect app on my Android devices to route my internet traffic through commercial VPN Service providers (Private Internet Access and IPVanish). I can access the internet through the ...
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Windows 7 VPN Connection over Android 3G network problem

What I have: Windows 7 Notebook with VPN settings (username password), Android 4 phone (ASUS 400) as Wi-Fi/USB modem, VPN network; What I need: VPN connection in Windows 7 over 3g network shared by ...
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Missing VPN Icon

My device is Asus Memopad 7 (ME176CX) Since upgrading to Lollipop I no longer get a key icon on the bar when my VPN is connected. I'm not sure if this is a Lollipop thing or a ZenUI thing? Can I ...
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VPN to an android TV box via a MikroTik routerboard

I have a threefold question: Is it possible to control an android TV box over the internet at a remote location? What program is suggest by the community. And if this is possible how does one set it ...
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App nationality in Play Store while updating from different location

For some reasons I have to use VPN for downloading apps from play store. I want to know when I change the IP for example to US and my Play Store change to US. Does it give me different app in US ...
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Being able to access LAN while using VPN

On Ubuntu, using network-manager, I am able to acces my local LAN while at the same time using a VPN to access internet. On android 4.4.4, I am using the app of my VPN provider (PIA), and there is no ...
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Working inside VPN using an unrooted Android device (or Genymotion)

I am trying to use an unrooted Android device (or alternatively, a Genymotion emulator) to run an application that needs to be connected to a VPN. On my PC, I only need to connect via Cisco's ...
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How to configure VPN using pcf profile and custom certificate

I want to connect the VPN of my university with my Android device. My university provides a .pem certificate, a .pcf profile and instructions how to set up the vpn connection under a "normal" GNU/...
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Can i configure one app to run over a VPN

I have an app that I want to run over a VPN but the rest of the apps/system to run over the normal network. Is this possible? and if so how? Thanks
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L2TP VPN fails to connect - how to troubleshoot?

I'm using the built-in VPN client (under Settings, More networks, VPN) on a Galaxy S4 (GT-I9500) running Omega v17 (Android 4.3). I set up an L2TP (PSK) VPN connection and try to connect. It says "...
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OpenVPN on Android 4.4 not working

I'm running CyanogenMod 11 unofficial ROM and I can't seem to get VPN working. I've tried different OpenVPN clients. All of them connect to the server, but there is no traffic; the connection just ...
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FeatVPN - Setup Failed

I was using Feat VPN, when suddenly it wouldn't connect anymore. I uninstalled the app and wiped its data, then tried to reinstall it and run the set-up. However it stopped and failed on TUN Device ...
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Android Media Player Achieva Astone A100 missing VPN

I just bought an Astone A100 which is also known as an Achieva A100. It's an Android media player with WiFi, HDMI, and an Air Mouse. The ROM that comes with this device is based on Android 4.0.4. ...
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rooted android JB 4.1.1 razr m , Map network drive with VPN

So I established a VPN using openVPN app on my phone. My phone has an IP and everything on the network. What I would like to do now is browse the network drives remotely and possibly download files to ...
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PPTP VPN Error 807 through Portable Wi-Fi hotspot

Recently I noticed when my laptop (Windows 8) connects to the Internet through Android Portable Wi-Fi hotspot (Nexus One running stock 2.3), it can't connect to my company's PPTP VPN (resulting a 807 ...
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Browsing using VPN when connected over WiFi doesn't work

I've set up a VPN using pptpd on a Debian 6 server. Windows machines (over WiFi) can connect to it and everything is fine. I'm running Android 2.3.3 on a LG Optimus One and I've encountered two ...
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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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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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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 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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Bypassing a blocked port on a 3G connection

I know this may seem illegal, but I just wanted to know how to bypass a blocked port on my Carrier 3G connection. Sometime before I used to use some Android VPN app that gave me access to the ...
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Connect to VPN without changing IP

On my windows 7 laptop, when I connect to my work VPN, my IP stays the same as it was before connecting to the VPN. However, on my android phone, when I connect to my university's VPN, my IP is ...
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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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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 ...