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COTD: Run the VIA VPN Client on a Chromebook (Google Play store required)

If you have a Chromebook that has the Google Play Store, you can install and run the VIA VPN client, like you would on any platform.  The only drawback is only apps installed in the Google Play store android environment can send and receive traffic via VPN.  To change that, on your Chromebook you can browse to chrome://flags and enable the ARC-VPN flag and reboot:

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After doing that, not only does everything in the Chrome environment follow your


VPN, but your VIA VPN connection via Android shows up in the status bar in your Chromebook:

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This was done with ChromeOS 63.0.3239.116.  There is no guarantee that it will work with anything before that..




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