Due to a long-distance relationship, I have the problem that there's a laptop that should not know that it's in another country from time to time :)

But I am not sure what the most practical way is. I wonder whether being in an VPN on my iphone, and then sharing the cellular connection via wifi with the computer is enough to hide the location? Since there's also the question of the wifi at my place, I thought maybe I can prepare a raspberry pi, maybe connected via usb to the laptop....if this is possible, could tunnel it through a vpn without the laptop knowing?

Or maybe I should get an older android, as I think it can share a wifi connection through usb? And let the VPN run on the android?

  • I am not sure whether this is the right exchange community!
    – Leander
    May 15 at 15:58
  • This is literally one of the primary uses of VPN. However, running VPN on an upstream mobile device does not usually route the traffic from a hotspotted device over that VPN. Is there a specific reason you're concerned about the laptop "knowing" you are running it over a VPN? I believe you're overthinking things here, and you just need VPN software running on the laptop and it'll do what you want. May 15 at 16:03
  • Please edit the question to limit it to a specific problem with enough detail to identify an adequate answer.
    – Community Bot
    May 15 at 16:07


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