Next, try opening a few different websites or streaming services. If they load quickly and without any issues, that’s another good sign that NordVPN is working properly. Finally, check the IP address of your Firestick by going to Settings > System > About > Network. If it matches the location of the VPN server you’re connected to (e.g., if you’re connected to a US server but your IP address says you’re in Germany), then congratulations! Your VPN is successfully encrypting your traffic and masking your real IP address.
First, you can open the ExpressVPN app and look for the “Connected” status. If you see “Not connected,” then something is wrong and you’ll need to troubleshoot your connection.
Next, go to the Firestick settings menu and select “Network.” You should see a list of all the devices connected to your Firestick, including your VPN. If ExpressVPN isn’t listed as one of the connections, then it’s not working.
Finally, try opening an app or website that’s blocked in your location. If you’re able to access it without any problems, then ExpressVPN is successfully masking your IP address and allowing you to bypass geo-restrictions.
Another way to check if ExpressVPN is working is to look at your network properties. If you’re on Windows, you can do this by right-clicking the WiFi icon in the taskbar and selecting “Network properties.” Under the “Network” tab, you should see that your connection is now “ExpressVPN.”
If you’re still not sure, you can try visiting a website that shows your IP address, like whatismyip.com. With ExpressVPN working, the IP address should match the location you’re connected to.
If you’re having trouble connecting or the VPN isn’t working as expected, contact ExpressVPN Support.
Another way to check is to look at the Status page in your VPN client. This will show you basic information about your connection, including whether or not the tunnel is active.
Finally, you can also use a tool like Wireshark to sniff traffic on your network. If you see encrypted traffic going through the VPN interface, that means the tunnel is working correctly.
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