After setting up a VPN connection on LibreELEC, the default System Information section may not show the actual External/Public IP (the one used to access the Internet, in this case, it should be the VPN server's IP), it may only show the local IP (network IP).
To see your External IP, you'll need to install an Add-on like Indigo, as seen below:
- Go to the Settings Icon in the top left corner > System Settings -> Expert Mode -> Addons.
- Make sure to turn on ‘Unknown Sources.’ Otherwise, you will not be able to install third-party add-ons.
- When the warning box pops up, click ‘Yes’.
- Now go back to the Kodi home screen, and click on the ‘Settings’ icon.
- From here, go to File Manager -> Add Source.
- Select None and then enter the following path without the quotes “http://fusion.tvaddons.co/”.
- Name it ‘Fusion’ and click ‘OK’.
- From the Kodi home screen, select Addons.
- Click on the Package Installer Icon at the top left corner.
- Choose ‘Install from Zip file’ -> Fusion -> begin-here.
- Select plugin.program.indigo-x.x.x.zip and install it.
- Wait until you see the add-on enabled notification.
- Now go back to the Kodi home screen and select ‘My Add-ons’ -> ‘Program Addons’
- Choose Indigo from the list
Indigo is now installed, it’s time to check your External IP address on Kodi.
- Launch Indigo and go to ‘System Information’.
- Both your Local and External IPs will be shown here, these addresses should be different, the External IP will be the one belonging to the VPN service (this is the IP used for all of your traffic on the Internet)
- You can verify the External IP address with a service like https://www.iplocation.net/ > simply type in the External IP from Kodi in the "IP Location Finder" section and click IP Lookup
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