Guides

Mullvad app (Windows, macOS, Linux)

Install and use Mullvad app on Windows

Follow our steps to install and use our VPN app on Windows 7 or later.

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Install and use Mullvad app on macOS

Follow our steps to install and use our VPN app on macOS.

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Install and use Mullvad app on Linux

Follow our steps to install and use our VPN app on Linux.

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How to use the Mullvad CLI

How to use the Mullvad VPN app from the terminal/command prompt.

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Verifying signatures

How to verify the Mullvad VPN app releases.

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Other operating systems and VPN software

Mullvad on iOS (iPhone, iPad)

Mullvad works on iPhone, iPad, and other iOS devices. Follow these steps for a stable and secure installation.

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Mullvad on Android / Chromebook devices

Mullvad is compatible with Android and Chromebook devices. Follow these steps for a stable and secure installation.

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OpenVPN installation on Linux

How to connect to Mullvad VPN servers using OpenVPN on Linux.

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OpenVPN installation on Windows

How to connect to Mullvad VPN servers using OpenVPN on Windows.

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Tunnelblick / Viscosity on macOS

This guide will help you connect to Mullvad VPN servers using Tunnelblick on your macOS.

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Mullvad on Qubes OS

How to connect to Mullvad's VPN servers when using Qubes OS.

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Mullvad on Qubes OS 4

How to install and run Mullvad on Qubes OS 4.

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WireGuard

WireGuard on Linux terminal (advanced)

This advanced terminal-only Linux guide will teach you how to use the WireGuard protocol to connect to Mullvad.

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WireGuard on Linux terminal (easy)

This simplified guide will teach you how to use the WireGuard protocol to connect to Mullvad using Linux.

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WireGuard app on macOS

Connect to Mullvad using the WireGuard app on macOS.

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WireGuard app on Android

Connect to Mullvad using the WireGuard app on Android.

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WireGuard app on iOS

Connect to Mullvad using the WireGuard app on iOS.

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WireGuard on a router

Learn how to run WireGuard on a router.

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WireGuard on macOS terminal (brew)

For terminal users on macOS who want to use the WireGuard protocol to connect to Mullvad but can not use the WireGuard app that requires macOS version 10.14 or later.

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Troubleshooting

Connection speed – why is it so slow?

Try these methods to improve your connection speed while using Mullvad.

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Frequently asked questions

Troubleshooting common issues with Mullvad.

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Connectivity

Improve slow speeds from throttling

Experiencing slow traffic? Your ISP may be engaging in bandwidth throttling.

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SOCKS5 proxy

Use our SOCKS5 proxies further minimize your computer's identity from being revealed and reduce CAPTCHAs.

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Using BitTorrent more securely

Learn how to use the BitTorrent protocol more securely.

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Port forwarding with Mullvad

How to forward ports to your computer when using Mullvad.

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Split tunneling with Mullvad VPN

Here is a guide that will help you set up split tunneling.

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Tor and Mullvad VPN

Quick setup to get connected to Mullvad VPN via Tor

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Plex with Mullvad

How to access Plex via a Mullvad server

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Account

Lost Account

How to proceed if you have lost your account number.

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Refunds

The steps needed to get a refund.

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Privacy

Change your online habits

Step 1 in our online privacy series, this guide focuses on the first steps to take to improve your online privacy.

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Plugins that block and protect

Step 2 in our online privacy series, this guide covers a number of plugins that help improve your privacy, and others that need to be disabled to keep you safe.

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Create better passwords

Step 3 in our online privacy series, learn how to create more effective passwords and simplify your management of them.

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WebRTC

Learn about what WebRTC is and how to keep it from exposing your IP.

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DNS leaks

Explains what DNS is and how to protect yourself from leaking information to your DNS provider.

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Changing your MAC address

In this guide, we explain how to change your computer's MAC address if you are running macOS or Linux.

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The basics of encryption

Learn the basics of encryption as well as how to encrypt and decrypt messages.

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Using encrypted email

Learn how to set up an email application to send and receive encrypted email.

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How to blog anonymously

Learn how to remain anonymous when starting a blog under a pen name.

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Facebook pixel: the privacy-invasive tracking technique

Here's how Facebook's tracking technique, pixel, collects and sells your data and how you can prevent it.

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Security

How to tamper protect a laptop

We show you how a bit of nail polish can help to identify if someone's been messing with your hardware.

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Routers

Using pfSense with Mullvad

This is a quick guide to get Mullvad up and running with pfSense 2.4.0 or later.

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IPFire and Mullvad VPN

Connect to our servers while using IPFire.

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Asus Merlin and Mullvad VPN

Here is a short walk through on how to setup your Asus router running Merlin to connect to the Mullvad VPN servers.

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DD-WRT routers and Mullvad VPN

Set up a router to use DD-WRT for connecting to the Mullvad VPN servers.

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OpenWrt routers and Mullvad VPN

Set up a router with OpenWrt and connect to the Mullvad VPN service.

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Tomato router and Mullvad VPN

How to connect to the Mullvad VPN servers using a Tomato router.

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Bridges

Bridges and proxies with Mullvad CLI (Mullvad App)

If you're stuck behind a restrictive firewall and are unable to access our VPN servers directly, try connecting using the SSH protocol via our bridge(s).

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Shadowsocks and Mullvad VPN

Stuck behind a restrictive firewall? Try using Shadowsocks to connect to Mullvad's VPN servers.

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SSH and Mullvad VPN

Stuck behind a restrictive firewall? Try using SSH tunneling to connect to Mullvad's VPN servers.

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Policies and more

No-logging of user activity policy

We do not keep activity logs of any kind. Learn more about what this means and why we choose to operate this way.

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Privacy policy

Our privacy policy contains information about how we handle personal data in relation to GDPR.

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Policy on reviews, advertising, and affiliates

An explanation of our position on these matters.

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Pricing and discounts

Answers to questions about the cost of our VPN service, discounts, and pricing.

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Mullvad stickers

Here's how to get your hands on free Mullvad VPN stickers.

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We value open source

Here's why we believe in the open-source model and where you can access our open-source projects and keys.

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How we handle government requests for user data

What we do when a government entity approaches us for user data, and why.

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Swedish legislation relevant to us as a VPN provider

Swedish legislation relevant to us as a VPN provider

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