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Setup and use


 

How to set up Proton VPN on OpenWRT routers

In this article, we are going to cover the basic VPN setup process on an OpenWRT router so that it can connect directly to the Proton VPN servers. Learn more about why you should set up a VPN on your router.  We don’t recommend setting up a VPN connection if you aren’t […]

 

How latency, bandwidth, and throughput impact Internet speed

Internet speed or how fast data transfers in a network is calculated using different metrics: latency, bandwidth, and throughput.  This article aims to explain these metrics and how the TCP protocol — the way most data is transmitted over the Internet nowadays — impacts them.  Sending off your data packets […]

 

How to install a VPN on Debian

Our app officially supports Linux Debian 10+. It should also work with most distros based on these Linux versions (not Ubuntu Server or Raspbian), but they are not officially supported. If you are using the community-developed version of our Linux app, we recommend you uninstall it before installing the new […]

 

How to use Proton VPN on Android TV

With Proton VPN, you can stream and watch video content on any Android TV by installing the app directly on your TV set.  The app allows you to watch content from more than 50 countries if you have a paid plan. Users with free accounts can select from three countries. […]

 

What is a kill switch?

A kill switch is a security feature that protects your IP address in case you unexpectedly lose the connection to a Proton VPN server.  In case the connection is interrupted, a kill switch blocks all external network traffic to and from your device until the connection is automatically re-established to […]

 

How to install a VPN on Linux Mint

The Proton VPN Linux app officially supports Mint 20. If you are currently using the community-developed version of our Linux app, you should uninstall it before installing our official app. 1. Download our repo setup package Download the Proton VPN DEB package 2. Install the Proton VPN repository Double-click the […]

 

How to install a VPN on MX Linux

Our Linux app officially supports MX Linux 19.  If you are using the community-developed version of our Linux app, please uninstall it before installing this app. 1. Our DEB package installs the Proton VPN repository on your system. Download the Proton VPN DEB package 2. Install the Proton VPN repository […]

 

How to use Proton VPN on an Amazon Fire TV or Fire TV Stick

The Proton VPN app for Android TV protects your privacy and allows you to access blocked and censored content while using your smart TV. It is available on the Amazon app store and is therefore very easy to install on your firestick or other Fire TV device without the need […]

 

How to set up Proton VPN on Synology DSM

This article provides instructions for setting up Proton VPN on a Synology NAS device running the DiskStation Manager (DSM)  operating system. It also includes an optional guide for sharing the Synology’s VPN connection with other devices on your LAN network. Prerequisites Synology DSM 6.2.x up and running. A computer on […]

 

How to setup Proton VPN on FreshTomato routers

FreshTomato is the only version of the Tomato community-developed custom firmware for routers still actively supported. If you are using an older version of Tomato, we recommend upgrading to FreshTomato.  In this guide, we show you how to set up Proton VPN on a Tomato router running the FreshTomato firmware […]

 


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