The best way to check your connection, is always to use watch your IP address change. You can simply do this by Googling “What is my IP?” before and after you connect. If you connected successfully, you will see your IP address change from your real IP to the IP of the gateway you connected to. This should match the IP specified in the app. Do not use third party VPN connection checking tools, as even ours is incapable of detecting our protocol. So they will all just say “You are not protected” when you are actually connected successfully.