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How to make sure if Surfshark VPN is working?

In this article, you will learn how to make sure that your Surfshark VPN connection is working fine.

By doing IP leak and DNS leak tests, you will be sure that your digital life is secured, and no private information is exposed.

 

You will learn how to:

 

Find the connection status in the app

 

  1. Connect to Surfshark VPN.

    The home screen of your Surfshark app is the first indication that a VPN connection is successful. If it is green and says Connected, your internet connection is protected.

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  2. For additional information, click the white arrow on the connection status bar.

    There you will find your new IP address and the amount of data transferred via VPN.

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IP leak test

Open this page of the Surfshark website to perform an IP leak test.

It should show the IP address of a Surfshark server that you have connected to. Also, you will see a message that you are protected, and Your IP address is secured by Surfshark.

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DNS leak test

Switch to this page to do the DNS leak test.

Similarly to the IP test, DNS test should show only one DNS server address from the same location.

You will also see a notification saying Protected.

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That's it, you have now learned how to make sure that the VPN is working fine!

If you still have questions, our support is here to help 24/7 over live chat or email.

 

You may also be interested in:

  1. How to set up a VPN-protected Wi-Fi hotspot using Windows?
  2. How to enable 2FA on your Surfshark account?
  3. How to get started?
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