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hedehede

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Hello, I recently learnt about Adguard and really like it. Considering to buy the pro version, however I have a problem. I frequently use Wifi File Explorer app http://goo.gl/6kaTK
on my Android to share the SD card over the network. It uses http://android-ip:8000 address normally. However, when I activate Adguard VPN, the device is inaccessible from my PC. Is it possible to define some rule / whitelist to solve this issue? Thank you.
 
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vasily_bagirov

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Hello, I recently learnt about Adguard and really like it. Considering to buy the pro version, however I have a problem. I frequently use Wifi File Explorer app http://goo.gl/6kaTK
on my Android to share the SD card over the network. It uses http://android-ip:8000 address normally. However, when I activate Adguard VPN, the device is inaccessible from my PC. Is it possible to define some rule / whitelist to solve this issue? Thank you.
Hi! First thing to try is to add the address the app uses to the Adguard whitelist. If you are not sure, you can enable logging in settings, close all other apps, reproduce a problem and then find the respective address in the log (alternatively, send those logs to us, we'll have a look ourselves). Hope it helps!
 

davidm

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Due to the nature of VPNs(not just on Android), you can't host a server/receive incomming connections. You either need to disable the VPN temporarily or run the client on the Android device and the server elsewhere.
 

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Due to the nature of VPNs(not just on Android), you can't host a server/receive incomming connections. You either need to disable the VPN temporarily or run the client on the Android device and the server elsewhere.
Yep, that's right.

But we'll partially fix this in the next beta version. We have finally found a way to exclude the local network so it won't be routed to VPN.
So device will be able to receive incoming connections from the local network.
 
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