Guider

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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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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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 and merchandise

Here's how to get your hands on Mullvad 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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