Using traffic routing on Android

Learn how to handle Meshnet's traffic routing feature on Android.

Before you begin

To start using traffic routing, make sure that the device you want to route traffic through meets the following criteria:
  • The NordVPN app is running, and the Meshnet feature is enabled in the app.
  • The device is connected to your Meshnet.
  • The Traffic routing through your device permission is granted for your client device. To learn more, see Traffic routing permissions.
You can add devices to your Meshnet in two ways, depending on device ownership:

Start routing traffic

To start routing traffic on Android, follow these steps:
  1. 1.
    Open NordVPN and select the Meshnet
    tab at the bottom.
  2. 2.
    Tap Route traffic.
  3. 3.
    Locate the device that you want to use as a host and tap it.
Upon establishing the connection, the device’s row changes the background color to blue.
Traffic routing connection through a selected device is active.
Alternatively, you can do the following:
  1. 1.
    Open NordVPN and tap Traffic routing.
    Selecting the 'Traffic routing' connection option.
  2. 2.
    Find the host device that you want to use and tap it.
Once connected, you will see the host device’s Nord name on the Home page.
Main application screen showing connection to a Meshnet peer device.

Stop routing traffic

To stop traffic routing, you can use the following methods:
  • Tap the Disconnect button on the Home page.
    Disconnect button.
  • Tap the host device again in the Route traffic menu.
    Tapping the traffic routing host device.
Connection pause is currently not available while routing traffic through a Meshnet peer device.
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