How To Block Mobile And Desktop VPN Applications (Apps) Using A Mikrotik Router

As a network administrator you may be tasking with blocking access to various websites, apps and online services in your network. However many free and affordable VPN apps and services such as OpenVPN, NordVPN, TunnelBear and ExpressVPN make it easy for users to bypass network firewall rules and filters thereby giving them easy access to blocked web content. A solution to this problem would be to simple block these VPN apps and services from gain access to your network. This tutorial provides a step by step guide on how to block mobile and desktop VPN apps using a mikrotik router.


In order to complete this tutorial successfully the following items are required. Please ensure to have these items available before taking implementation action on this tutorial:
1) A desktop or laptop computer with Windows MacOS or A Linux Desktop Distro Installed.
2) The winbox application.
3) Mikrotik administrator account authorised access.
4) An internet connection.
5) A Mikrotik router.

Step One: