How to test your VPN connection, Glasswire, Wireshark

How to test your VPN connection

How to verify the VPN is encrypting your data

You’ll be shocked to learn that some so-called VPN providers don’t even bother to encrypt your data in-transit. In fact a research study of over 300 Android VPN services concluded 18% of these apps weren’t even encrypting data (the whole point of a VPN).

So it’s a good idea to verify your VPN is encrypting data as promised. Here’s how…

There are two options for verifying your VPN is encrypted:

  1. Glasswire: (easy method, but not 100% guarantee): https://www.glasswire.com
  2. Wireshark: Involves inspecting actual transferred packets. Harder, but 100% verified encryption. https://www.wireshark.org