It is now possible to use a VPN with Bluestacks, thanks to the integration of OpenVPN with the Android app. With a VPN, your internet connection is encrypted and decrypted on the server before being handed over to your device. This means that any website or app you visit could be encrypted, ensuring your personal data is always protected.
This makes a VPN a must have for all Android users, and especially those in China where internet censorship is commonplace. However, using a VPN with Bluestacks is not as straightforward as it could be. In this article, we’ll discuss some tricks and hacks that will allow you to use a VPN with your Android phone or tablet easily and securely.
Step one: Install OpenVPN on your device
As noted, using a VPN withBluestacks is fairly straightforward thanks to the integration of OpenVPN with the Android app. However, before you can use a VPN with Bluestacks, you will need to first install OpenVPN on your device. Thankfully, this is pretty easy to do.
OpenVPN is open-source software, which means it is freely available to download and install. You can get the latest version from the official OpenVPN website. Just download and install the.ovpn file on your device.
This will install a VPN client on your Android. You will then be prompted to enter a username and password. Remember these credentials as you will need to enter them every time you use the VPN. If you forget your password, then you will need to reset it. This can be easily done by following the on-screen instructions.
Step two: Connect to a VPN server
Once you have installed OpenVPN on your Android device, you can connect to a VPN server. This will connect you to a secured and encrypted space that will work with any device you use, including your Bluestacks-enabled Android phone or tablet. You can use the VPN server immediately, or you can connect to it whenever you want.
To connect to a VPN server, you will need to open the application and click the settings button. You will then be presented with a list of options. If you are looking for an OpenVPN server in the United Kingdom, then here you can find a dedicated list of the best high-speed VPN services. Just enter the city or region you are in, along with your preferred connection protocol (PPTP, L2TP or SSTP) and you will be presented with a list of UK VPN servers. You can then click the connect button to connect to a VPN server in that region. Remember, the fastest and most secure VPN servers are usually found in Europe so that is where you should concentrate your search.
Step three: Configure VPN settings
Once connected to a VPN server, you will be presented with a menu. From this menu, you can configure various settings, including the way in which your connection is encrypted. You can choose between Puff and Muff (meaning PPTP and L2TP/SSTP, respectively) and can set the IP protocol to either IPv4 or IPv6. You also have the option to turn on or off the TCP and UDP protocols, and change the encryption and authentication methods. If you are using a wired network connection, you can optionally enable or disable packet forwarding.
When you first connect to a VPN server, you will be presented with a login screen. You will then be required to enter the credentials for a VPN account that you set up previously. (It is recommended that you use a separate account for each device you use, so you can keep track of what is happening on each one).
You can then review the connected VPN server settings and click the logout button to disconnect. You will then be back at the menu where you can disconnect from the VPN server and reconnect if you want. If you are not yet connected, then you will be presented with a message stating that the VPN server could not be found.
How to use a VPN with Bluestacks
Once you have connected to a VPN server, you can use it with your Bluestacks-enabled device. To do this, you will need to first launch the application and navigate to the settings menu. Here you can see that the VPN is set up and configured properly. Just click the connect button to connect to the VPN server.
You will then be presented with a menu. From this menu, you can choose to either keep your connection open or to re-authenticate with the VPN server. You can also disconnect from the VPN server at this point if you prefer. Just click the disconnect button and your device will then be back to whatever you were doing before you connected to the VPN server. While not essential, it is strongly recommended that you configure your device to re-authenticate with the VPN server whenever you connect to it. This ensures that your VPN connection is always secure despite the fact that you are connecting from an unsecured location. You can also click the lock icon in the upper right corner of the screen to quickly turn on or off the VPN connection. If you are using a WiFi network, then this icon will appear in purple. Clicking it will connect you to the VPN server, while clicking it again will disconnect you from the server. Remember to click the icon again if you want to re-authenticate with the VPN server after disconnecting.
Using a VPN with Bluestacks is not easy
While using a VPN with your Android device is not as straightforward as it could be, the convenience of having a secured, private and encrypted internet connection makes it well worth it. The only real downside is the need to ensure that you connect to a reputable, fast and secure VPN server. But as long as you keep this in mind, then using a VPN with your Android device is completely safe and secure.