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 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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Suspicious link on android

I accidentaly clicked on http://127.0.0.1:5555 this link on my android phone what should i do? i don't know anything about coding so please write with simple words to me
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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 ...
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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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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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VPN app in Google Play Store prevents me from connecting the Internet

I was using the app called VPN 1-Click for a long time. Recently I got root and granted it permissions when it asked for it. I recently removed the permissions from the app because the servers weren't ...
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SGS3 I-9300 Android 4.2 - why can't I disable these system apps?

nb. I can disable them using 3rd party root apps without any discernible negative effects. Are these networking protocols default? They seem to be harmless but everything I read about sit0 seems ...
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Getting Exchange Email Through a Cisco VPN ?

Is there a way to get my email from my works exchange server if I need to connect using a Cisco Any Connect VPN client? I can't find an Any Connect Client for Android and I've tried connecting to the ...
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My Samsung Galaxy S20FE can't connect properly to my WiFi without using VPN

I noticed this problem a day ago wherein I can't properly access any of my apps or games on my phone that would require an internet connection whenever I am connected to my WiFi. They would always ...
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How can I enable VPN only for a specific app?

I want a spesific app to be only connected through a VPN all the time, while everything else remains normal and not connected through VPN. How can I achieve this? Moto C Plus | Android 7 | Rooted.
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Android: route USA device traffic over France device mobile network

I'd like to know how to best achieve the following: Use my Android phone in the USA as if I were navigating the internet from my Android phone in France. I'm already able to accomplish simple HTTP ...
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Issues in communicating via IPSec (StrongSwan) between an Android client and its gateway (IKEv2)

I've been attempting to create an IPSec VPN into my home network to which I can tunnel from outside, eg. on my phone or thru my laptop when I'm abroad. Authenticating the clients is done via pubkey ...
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Android 11 changed IPSec VPN behavior?

I have been using an IPSec Xauth PSK VPN connection via the built in client on Android for work since 2014 and have never had any problems with being on the VPN to connect to my workstation and still ...
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Would using a VPN, different browser and XprivacyLua prevent a website from remembering me?

Let's say I registered at a website using Google Chrome on my phone, then later on I used a VPN and Firefox restricted through XprivacyLua to access the same website. Would it be able to know that it ...
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How can I use Tailscale with the Google Fi VPN simultaneously?

I use Tailscale to connect between my devices. It assigns IP addresses to my devices from the 100.64.0.0/10 address space, which is not publicly routable, since it is a private address space intended ...
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wireguard, RTSP streams, and application restrictions?

i have a wireguard client installed on my android phone so as to VPN into my home LAN. on the LAN/gateway side, I only grant the wireguard client access to my webcam (so, not the rest of the LAN). as ...
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Create VPN connection on Android TV

How can I create VPN connection (pptp ) on Android TV? Its personal VPN for my work place (pptp) . Android TV has no option for this purpose.
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Is it possible to connect to another device network through a VPN?

I have two devices far away from each other (each one in a different country, for example); both are connected to the internet. Is it possible to have one device connect to the other device's network ...
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Does “Block connections without VPN” prevents Google from knowing my IPv6 address?

I need to use multiple Android user profiles* sharing the same physical device, without Google (or any other party) knowing that the device is shared--essentially to make Google think that the ...
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How to setup a VPN certificate

Is it possible to setup a VPN certificate in Android 10 , without using an external apps (like openvpn) ?
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Android VPN issue

I use Samsung A7(SM-A700H). Recently, our internet connection limited cuz of war.In first days I could access to internet thanks to VPN. After couple days my phone couldn't connect to VPN servers. I ...
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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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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 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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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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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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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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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 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 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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 (...
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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 -- ...