I am trying to connect my Tab A to my Samsung Smart TV using Smart View for casting tablet contents, but it won't allow me to connect while I'm using a VPN on the tablet. Why on earth not please?!
It just disconnects "because I'm using a VPN on my tablet".
Any solutions please to get around this issue.
(I want to continue using VPN.)
Many thanks in advance.
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You do not require VPN at the router level. Local traffic like connecting to your tv should stay local why would it need to go through a vpn to come back ? I can see my roku connect to the tv then complain about vpn being enabled. So either samsung is killing the connection when it detects vpn or most roku is.
This response is incorrect for some cases. In my case I'm connected to the same WiFi as my TV, but my VPN connection routes me to the same network again, just with a different ip, but still in the same network as the TV. There is no network reason for it to not work, as I'm in the same network as the TV with or without the VPN.
I have tried configuring the VPN client to bypass VPN for local connections and to set up any apps that seems to be associated with screen mirroring to bypass VPN. However screen share still says that it can't connect due to the VPN. There is no reason for this that I can fathom.
It's as if it is programmed to detect a VPN and to reject the connection regardless of if the network is accessible.
I don't want to have to turn my VPN off every time I share my screen, because then I forget to turn it back on, and I go the next 3 days without using VPN.
In fact it concerns all of LAN accesses.
My NordVPN is set to bypass LAN accesses and it works for other Android devices I have but not for Samsung A33!!!