How to use Nordvpn with adguard - Non rooted

xxsxx47

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Hello there

so am trying to use the adguard with the vpn but nothing is working at all so could i get some help please .

the things i did and followed the guide
https://kb.adguard.com/en/android/solving-problems/adguard-outbound-proxy

am using the latest adugard app 3.0

1- turn off nordvpn
2- from the adaurd app ---> network --> proxy --> add proxy server
the vales i enter are
Field Value
Proxy type : SOCKS5
Proxy host : i picked this one ( nl403.nordvpn.com ) from here https://nordvpn.com/servers/
Proxy port : 1080
proxy username : my nordvpn username
proxy password : my nordvpn password
3 - save and select
4 - check connection --> doesn't work
5- power on adguard nothing in the network work

am i missing something ?
 

Crs

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I have followed the same procedure and tried different Obfuscated servers, with the same result, and with no clue as to how to solve the problem.
Anyway, there is an alternative solution: If you download NordVPN App for Android from the Nord main page, you will get the latest App plus "sideload" which is an ad blocker, which works perfeclty.
The dowload from Google Play does not come with that ad blocker due to Google policy restrictions.
I Hope this will help you.
 
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xxsxx47

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I have followed the same procedure and tried different Obfuscated servers, with the same result, and with no clue as to how to solve the problem.
Anyway, there is an alternative solution: If you download NordVPN App for Android from the Nord main page, you will get the latest App plus "sideload" which is an ad blocker, which works perfeclty.
The dowload from Google Play does not come with that ad blocker due to Google policy restrictions.
I Hope this will help you.
Thank you will use it

@xxsxx47 @Crs

The servers you choose must be not Obfuscated.

Screenshot.
sorry it's still not working with me , i didnt use any Obfuscated ones .
 

xxsxx47

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@xxsxx47

What error is displayed?

when i test the proxy it says unable to connect to proxy

1- turn off nordvpn
2- from the adaurd app ---> network --> proxy --> add proxy server
the vales i enter are
Field Value
Proxy type : SOCKS5
Proxy host : i picked this one ( nl403.nordvpn.com ) from here https://nordvpn.com/servers/ i didnt use any Obfuscated ones
Proxy port : 1080
proxy username : my nordvpn username
proxy password : my nordvpn password
3 - save and select
4 - check connection --> doesn't work ( unable to connect to proxy )
5- power on adguard nothing in the network works cant google anything cant see YouTube whatsup dosnt work
 

Crs

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Hello Hasagi, I have followed the procedure again, AG got connected trough the Proxy you suggested, and Android notifies me AG is rerouting traffic trough NORDVPN Proxy, but as soon as I connect NORDVPN again AG go to pause.

Note:Is that Swiss server obfuscated? Because I have checked server list NORD main page and Switzerland has not this kind of servers..
 
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Boo Berry

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You have to use just the proxy through AG for Android, trying to activate Nord's VPN after getting Nord's proxy won't work - Android is still limited to one VPN at a time. It'll work if you just leave the proxy on and let AG reroute traffic through the proxy and not try to connect the VPN. In this case AG for Android acts as a VPN (local VPN specifically) but traffic for the apps filtered by AG for Android is routed to/through Nord's proxy.
 

Crs

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Yes, I have confirmed traffic is rerouting trough Nord proxy, and I got an extra AG icon on my notification bar indicating traffic is rerouting on a proxy, but it means I have no option to use NordVPN and AG same time,Since I have paid Nord VPN license it is not the best option for me.
 

TheHasagi

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@Crs

This is a restriction by Android, you can not run two VPN based apps at the same time. If you have root access you can set AdGuard to work in auto proxy mode and then you can use them at the same time. More information you can find here.
 
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Crs

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Yes i have confirm traficc is rerouting trough Nord proxy, and i got an extra AG icon on my notification bar indicating traffic is rerouting on a proxy, but it menas i have no option to use NordVPN and AG same time? Since I Have paid Nord VPN licene it is not the best option for me.
 

Crs

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Thank you Hasagi, actually i'm only a rookie Android user. To be true, i'm scared to make that kind of things on my device.
Anyway I will read the FAQ answer you sent to me. Thank you!!
 

Boo Berry

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Due to the 1 VPN only Android limitation and since the device isn't rooted, it's probably as good as it's going to get using AG's local VPN + Nord's proxy with your device unfortunately.
 
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xxsxx47

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@xxsxx47

Can you check with this proxy? (ch149.nordvpn.com)
That didn't work but i tried something else and that is i turn on nordvpn than i entered the adguard without turning it on from there i entered network --> proxy --> turned on proxy server and did a connect test it worked

so summry is

1- I turned on Nordvpn .
2- from Adguard i only turned on the proxy and did a connect test and it worked .

is that how it meant to be used ?
 

Boo Berry

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Well, turning on NordVPN likely turns on its VPN, correct? You can't use the NordVPN app if it provides the VPN connection to their service alongside AG for Android unless you're rooted - you can only use Nord's proxy through AG for Android, that's it. Trying to use the NordVPN app too just defeats the purpose of AG for Android with the Nord proxy. Again, you won't be able to use the NordVPN app (if it manages their VPN connection/service) alongside AG for Android unless you're rooted and using local HTTP proxy in AG for Android. Like it's been said, you can only use one VPN on Android because the Android OS limits you to only one.

So it's one or the other, I'm afraid. Thus, there's two choices here.

1. Use the NordVPN app, which is likely the VPN itself. But you won't be able to use AG for Android alongside it unless you're rooted. If you are rooted, just set AG for Android to use the local HTTP proxy for filtering instead, thus allowing you to use Nord's VPN alongside AG for Android. If you are not rooted, then you'll have to choose between using Nord's VPN and AG for Android with its default local VPN used for filtering ads.

2. Use AG for Android with a Nord proxy configured in AG's settings. All apps filtered by AG for Android will go through Nord's SOCKS proxy, however apps not filtered by AG for Android will not. There's no way to get a "system wide" type of deal with the proxy through AG for Android.
 

xxsxx47

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Well, turning on NordVPN likely turns on its VPN, correct? You can't use the NordVPN app if it provides the VPN connection to their service alongside AG for Android unless you're rooted - you can only use Nord's proxy through AG for Android, that's it. Trying to use the NordVPN app too just defeats the purpose of AG for Android with the Nord proxy. Again, you won't be able to use the NordVPN app (if it manages their VPN connection/service) alongside AG for Android unless you're rooted and using local HTTP proxy in AG for Android. Like it's been said, you can only use one VPN on Android because the Android OS limits you to only one.

So it's one or the other, I'm afraid. Thus, there's two choices here.

1. Use the NordVPN app, which is likely the VPN itself. But you won't be able to use AG for Android alongside it unless you're rooted. If you are rooted, just set AG for Android to use the local HTTP proxy for filtering instead, thus allowing you to use Nord's VPN alongside AG for Android. If you are not rooted, then you'll have to choose between using Nord's VPN and AG for Android with its default local VPN used for filtering ads.

2. Use AG for Android with a Nord proxy configured in AG's settings. All apps filtered by AG for Android will go through Nord's SOCKS proxy, however apps not filtered by AG for Android will not. There's no way to get a "system wide" type of deal with the proxy through AG for Android.
my phone is not rooted so option 1 will not work , option 2 will not work because when i test the proxy test connect it dosnt work ( the test only worked when i turned on nordvpn without turning on adguard only testing the proxy it works ) maybe its from my country blocking the proxy thing or there is a another problem either from nordvpn or adguard side .
 

BACILIYATSIA

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Hello Hasagi, I have followed the procedure again, AG got connected trough the Proxy you suggested, and Android notifies me AG is rerouting traffic trough NORDVPN Proxy, but as soon as I connect NORDVPN again AG go to pause.

Note:Is that Swiss server obfuscated? Vidmate iTunes Notepad++Because I have checked server list NORD main page and Switzerland has not this kind of servers..
so am trying to use the adguard with the vpn but nothing is working at all so could i get some help please .
 
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BraveLex

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Well, turning on NordVPN likely turns on its VPN, correct? You can't use the NordVPN app if it provides the VPN connection to their service alongside AG for Android unless you're rooted - you can only use Nord's proxy through AG for Android, that's it. Trying to use the NordVPN app too just defeats the purpose of AG for Android with the Nord proxy. Again, you won't be able to use the NordVPN app (if it manages their VPN connection/service) alongside AG for Android unless you're rooted and using local HTTP proxy in AG for Android. Like it's been said, you can only use one VPN on Android because the Android OS limits you to only one.

So it's one or the other, I'm afraid. Thus, there's two choices here.

1. Use the NordVPN app, which is likely the VPN itself. But you won't be able to use AG for Android alongside it unless you're rooted. If you are rooted, just set AG for Android to use the local HTTP proxy for filtering instead, thus allowing you to use Nord's VPN alongside AG for Android. If you are not rooted, then you'll have to choose between using Nord's VPN and AG for Android with its default local VPN used for filtering ads.

2. Use AG for Android with a Nord proxy configured in AG's settings. All apps filtered by AG for Android will go through Nord's SOCKS proxy, however apps not filtered by AG for Android will not. There's no way to get a "system wide" type of deal with the proxy through AG for Android.
Is it possible there is something wrong after the last Android update of april?
Before I didn't had a problem with ushing AdGuard and my NordVPN acount installed with a proxy setting in de AdGuard settings.
But after the update yesterday I don't have an internet connection when I turn the Proxy settings on in AdGuard.
Even installing a new server (I tried a few ones, from different country's) don't give me a connection.
When I push the "Check connection" button I got a fast loading screen but then it goes away.
It doesn't tell if the connection is working or not.

Now I saw this thread on the forum I tought meaby its a general problem?

So to be clear. I know AdGuard and NordVPN won't work together on the same time on Android.
That was the reason why I always used the Proxy settings in AdGuard.
After the last update for android on my Samsung S8, I did yesterday, I doesn't work at all.
Not with the NordVPN server it always worked and not with a new one I tried to install.
The strange thing is that the "Check connection" button gives a quick load screen but doesn't tell if it worked or not.

Edit:/
The last thing I didn't do was deleting the app and download the new one.
I saw I didn't download the AdGuard app from the Google Play store but with an APK download of the website of AdGuard. So when I downloaded the new APK, I got a complete new app.
The app on Android doesn't update by itself?

For now its working perfectly again with a Proxy Server with a NordVPN account.
Im happy again!
 
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Just to ensure I have the correct data in the proper places, screenshots are provided
 

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