How to connect to a consumer VPN on T-Mobile Home Internet (5G Nokia Gateway)
I Not Paid or approved by any VPN company or anyone else to do this post. This is simply what works for me and my VPN client. I’m using a Nokia 5G gray tube router, and I’ve seen some posts complaining that they can’t use a VPN with it. Special thanks also to the T-Mobile representative who recommended some of this to me when I got served.
If you are using PIA (and this may also apply to your VPN), click on the three dots, go to your settings, and do the following under the Connection tab:
- Make sure your protocol is OpenVPN
- Change your connection type to TCP
- Change your configuration method to Static
Next, close Settings and reconnect to your VPN. If you’re using another program, be sure to save your settings if you don’t do it automatically. It may take 1-5 minutes for your IP to change to your VPN. Next, search Google for “what is my ip” and make sure it matches your VPN. In my case, it took about 2 minutes for my IP to change completely, even after my VPN client was connected.
Here are some pictures for those who aren’t fully acquainted:
Hope this helps anyone trying to use a VPN. I can’t provide any support beyond this post, so good luck.