Overall, the Portmaster is compatible with VPNs. Here we describe what to look out for and known issues with special VPN software.
Under normal circumstances, VPNs should work right out of the box. If not, you can always use OpenVPN as a workaround.
Please report your experience to help others know whether the Portmaster works with a certain VPN client or not. Naturally, when encountering problems we will try to help you get it going.
|MullvadVPN||OpenVPN||🚫 issue confirmed||#445|
|WireGuard||🚫 issue confirmed||#445|
|OpenVPN||🟢 confirmed compatible, setup required →||#313|
|WireGuard||🟢 confirmed compatible, setup required →||#313|
|NordVPN <= v3.12.4||NordLynx||🟢 reported compatible||#297|
|OpenVPN||🟢 reported compatible||#297|
|NordVPN >= v3.12.5||NordLynx||🚫 issue confirmed||#643|
|OpenVPN||🚫 issue confirmed||#643|
|PIA VPN||OpenVPN||🟢 reported compatible||#317|
|WireGuard||🟡 issue reported||#317|
|ProtonVPN||🟢 reported compatible||#320|
|🟢 confirmed compatible||#160|
|RiseupVPN||🟡 issue reported||#284|
|VyprVPN||OpenVPN||🚫 issue confirmed||#563|
|IKEv2||🚫 issue confirmed||#563|
|WindscribeVPN||🟢 confirmed compatible, setup required →||#311|
|WireGuard||native||🟡 issue confirmed, workaround available||#292|
If a VPN Client does not work, you can always work around this by using OpenVPN instead. This is a bit more technical but worth a shot if the normal client does not yet work.
Please note that pretty much all the DNS leak detection tests by the VPN providers will be a false positive, as the only thing they check is if you are using their DNS servers. Rest assured that your DNS queries are well protected by the Portmaster and there is no need to be concerned.