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Routing traffic from 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.
Note
You can add devices to your Meshnet in two ways, depending on device ownership:

Start routing traffic

To start routing traffic from your Android device, follow these steps:
  1. 1.
    Open NordVPN.
  2. 2.
    Under All connections, expand the Devices dropdown list by tapping it.
    "Devices" dropdown menu highlighted.
  3. 3.
    If Meshnet is disabled, tap Turn on to enable the feature.
    "Turn on" button highlighted.
  4. 4.
    Locate the device that you want to use as a host and tap it.
Upon establishing the connection, a green indicator bubble will appear in the upper-right corner of the host device's icon.
Additionally, you will see the host device’s Nord name on the Home page.
Main application screen showing connection to a Meshnet peer device.
Tip
You can use the NordVPN What is my IP website to confirm that your public IP has changed. The newly assigned IP address should be the same as the traffic routing host device's.

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 Devices dropdown list.
    Traffic routing host device highlighted.
Note
Connection pause is currently not available while routing traffic through a Meshnet peer device.
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