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I've set up a VPN using pptpd on a Debian 6 server.

Windows machines (over WiFi) can connect to it and everything is fine.

I'm running Android 2.3.3 on a LG Optimus One and I've encountered two different scenarios:

  1. WiFi on & connected; 3G off: I can connect to the VPN, but browsing does not work at all, nor any apps that use the Internet.

  2. WiFi off; 3G on & connected: I can connect to the VPN and browsing works.

Am I missing something here?

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Check HTTP Proxy settings. I had similar issue here... android.stackexchange.com/questions/28726/… –  BentFX Sep 22 '12 at 3:52

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