[TIP] Using a VPN from the Google Play Store on ChromeOS

Discussion in 'ChromeOS' started by KMyers, Jan 14, 2018.

  1. KMyers

    KMyers Administrator
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    Dec 28, 2017
    South Florida
    If you are a Chromebook owner who uses a VPN, you probably noticed that:
    • ChromeOS's VPN Support Sucks
    • Setting up a OpenVPN Connection on ChromeOS Sucks
    There are of course countless VPN Solutions on the Google Play Store however if you ever tried to use one of these, you will notice that the VPN appears to be functioning correctly however only traffic from other play store applications will flow through the VPN while the main ChromeOS traffic bypasses it - Potentially exposing sensitive data.

    There is a simple flag that can be enabled in ChromeOS that will allow all traffic to be routed over a Android VPN. Here are the steps to set it up:
    1. In a new tab on Chrome, enter "chrome://flags/" in the URL field (No Quotes)
    2. Search for "Enable ARC VPN integration" and Enable it
    3. Restart your ChromeOS Device
    4. Install and Configure your VPN Client of choice from the Google Play Store
    5. Start the VPN
    At this point, all ChromeOS and Android Traffic should be running through your VPN.

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