The term "VPN" stands for "Virtual Private Network" which means to securely connect a device to a local network via the Internet.

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Automate Always-On VPN with Tasker

I have a VPN server at home which works great with the built in VPN client from Android 5.1. I can also use my VPN server with the Always-On option, so no problems there. I want Tasker to toggle the ...
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Being able to access LAN while using VPN

On Ubuntu, using network-manager, I am able to acces my local LAN while at the same time using a VPN to access internet. On android 4.4.4, I am using the app of my VPN provider (PIA), and there is no ...
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Internet slow connection after connecting to a custom VPN

I have a custom VPN made at home, and after connecting to it on a computer and access a samba to copy a file, it works and copies the file with ~5MB/s.(WIRED) But when i do the same operation on an ...
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VPN and hotspot client connectivity

I would like to have VPN connection combined with Android hotspot, to allow a workstation PC to connect to one of the VPN's computer. So far, I managed to establish the VPN connection and connect the ...
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Can't connect tablet to VPN

I have two android devices, my phone and my tablet. In the country I live in some websites are blocked, which make some applications useless since they depend on internet connection. I tried in my ...
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Localisation in-app on Android, issue

I will try to be brief : There is this app, a game (World of Warriors) that DO NOT ASK FOR PERMISSION TO TRACK LOCALISATION. In this same app, there is this offer, Tapjoy (in the app, not through the ...
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Stop non-VPN traffic from going through VPN

I have set up a L2TP/IPSec VPN set up on my phone. Now all my network traffic goes through the VPN. However I am not a fan of that. Not only does it add unnecessary overhead, it also makes me unable ...
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VPN Connection - Android Not Working , working fine IPhone

Our company users with IPhones are able establish a VPN connection. Few of us have Androids me specifically has a (HTC) Android Version 5.0.1 but unable to get a VPN connection I followed the ...
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Huge unexplained data transfer - investigating

I have a Samsung Galaxy S3, and I do normal usage with it (web, reddit, mail, texts no netflix some youtube clips and not much streaming overall). Have been using it for about 2.5 year, without ever ...
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Why isn't Android using the IPSec VPN for browsing etc.?

I have configured IPSec VPN using a PSK to connect to my home network using the default built-in VPN settings in Android 5 on my Nexus 5. It connects correctly, but most apps don't use the connection ...
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Bypassing a blocked port on a 3G connection

I know this may seem illegal, but I just wanted to know how to bypass a blocked port on my Carrier 3G connection. Sometime before I used to use some Android VPN app that gave me access to the ...
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Working inside VPN using an unrooted Android device (or Genymotion)

I am trying to use an unrooted Android device (or alternatively, a Genymotion emulator) to run an application that needs to be connected to a VPN. On my PC, I only need to connect via Cisco's ...
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Changing the playstore to the usa playstore permantly and google play music [duplicate]

Is there any way to change my playstore to the usa version i tried using vpn programs i found on the playstore and it worked for a few times but it seems as if google right now knows that im using vpn ...
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Galaxy S3 mini can not use School wifi. Please help

Our school system started using xpress connect, a program that allows the school to more easily monitor WiFi usage across the many devices now connecting to it. However it requires me to install the ...
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Connect to VPN without changing IP

On my windows 7 laptop, when I connect to my work VPN, my IP stays the same as it was before connecting to the VPN. However, on my android phone, when I connect to my university's VPN, my IP is ...
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Reverse Tethering is working but blocks VPN connection

I can browse on my rooted phone through my PC internet connection (via USB). The steps are: Connect device to Wi-Fi (On HTC M7 enabling USB tethering without any live connection will not create usb0 ...
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Setting up IPSec RSA VPN Client on CM11

I am setting up VPN access to my home router using the instructions at http://dev.mensfeld.pl/2014/07/setting-up-a-vpn-server-on-a-tomato-router-wrt54gl/. After getting the VPN server set up, I have ...
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Installing Certificates on an Android device

From my understanding, to connect to a certificate-based VPN, one must download say a p12 file onto the Android device, then use "Install from Storage" in order to install the certificate and use it ...
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Connect to VPN and access SMB by same address

I have samba server at home with address 192.168.1.1 and another smb server at parents' home with same 192.168.1.1 address. They are separate networks, several kilometers apart. I have a VPN server ...
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Why am I not allowed slashes in the proxy setting?

HTC/Android 4.4.2 I am trying to set up VPN at work, which requires me to define a proxy server. I can long-tap on the staff WiFi name and enable advanced options, which allows me to define the proxy ...
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Need 2 Step Credentialing VPN Client for Android to use with VIP ACCESS

I use Symantec VIP Access with my laptop with the Cisco client for access to my company VPN. How can I do 2 step credentialing VPN for my Android device as the Cisco app does on my laptop?
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How to connect to multiple VPN in android

My university has a VPN and we need to connect to the VPN in order to get access to three internet. But, I want to contact to a workplace using internet. Is there any way to have multiple book in ...
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Can't turn on Tunnel Bear VPN on my Galaxy S4

I used to be able to to turn on Tunnel Bear VPN on my Galaxy S4. But now, whenever I get the prompt that says I trust this application, it won't let me select the check box. So, I can't connect.
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How to use Adblock AND a VPN

I'm using Private Internet Access's VPN via its App and now I'd also like to additionally use Adblock Plus. The problem however is that I apparently can only use either VPN or Adblock Plus - but not ...
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Galaxy Grand 2 asks password for credential storage while trying to create a vpn

I have never used the vpn feature of my phone. Now when I try to create a vpn, by going to settings > more networks > vpn it asks me to enter password for credential storage which I have never ...
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Connect to local network with OpenVPN . Problem: Local IP address unset but adding route?

The goal I do want to connect to some services (e.g. file server, IP camera etc) in my home network from my mobile phone by using VPN. I use Tomato Version 1.28 (shibby) on my Netgear WNR3500L v2 ...
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Secure ADB connection over network

I am using Geniatech ATV Android Set Top Boxes running android 4.2.2 for a current project. I might put some of those devices in public places like shopping centers. These boxes are connected to the ...
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Always-on VPN sends no traffic

I've set up a L2TP/IPSec VPN server with pre-shared keys, and everything works fine when I connect to the VPN manually. However, when it's set to be the always-on VPN, everything changed. It seemd ...
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How to configure VPN using pcf profile and custom certificate

I want to connect the VPN of my university with my Android device. My university provides a .pem certificate, a .pcf profile and instructions how to set up the vpn connection under a "normal" ...
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VPN app in Google Play Store prevents me from connecting the Internet

I was using the app called VPN 1-Click for a long time. Recently I got root and granted it permissions when it asked for it. I recently removed the permissions from the app because the servers weren't ...
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Can i configure one app to run over a VPN

I have an app that I want to run over a VPN but the rest of the apps/system to run over the normal network. Is this possible? and if so how? Thanks
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Setup VPN access through SSH

I have a Samsung S4 with last kitkat update. I would like to set it up so that I can access my University services. For that, when I use my laptop, I just set up a ssh tunnel like: ssh -D 8081 -f -C ...
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VPN software to connect to a Remote Access Server

I have a Galaxy S2 from Virgin Mobile. My home network is Windows Server 2012. I'm using RAS to connect to my home network from other locations on a Windows 8 laptop. I have several SharePoint sites ...
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Automatically connect to VPN when connecting to WiFi?

My university has an open WiFi that requires me to log into a specific VPN before I can access the internet. Is there any built-in way or app that allows me to specify which VPN I want to start ...
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L2TP VPN fails to connect - how to troubleshoot?

I'm using the built-in VPN client (under Settings, More networks, VPN) on a Galaxy S4 (GT-I9500) running Omega v17 (Android 4.3). I set up an L2TP (PSK) VPN connection and try to connect. It says ...
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Can I use my cell phone's internet connection as a VPN?

I'm still learning about VPNs so forgive me if this sounds horribly mistaken, but if I understand it correctly a VPN is an encrypted internet connection between two computers that can also be used as ...
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OpenVPN on Android 4.4 not working

I'm running CyanogenMod 11 unofficial ROM and I can't seem to get VPN working. I've tried different OpenVPN clients. All of them connect to the server, but there is no traffic; the connection just ...
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Is there any way to auto-reconnect with a specific PPTP connection on Android?

Every time my phone switches between networks (e.g. 4G to Wi-Fi) the established PPTP connection drops. I know there is a feature called Always-on VPN, but that seems to only apply to L2TP or IPSec ...
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Can I share my Android's VPN connection over a Hotspot?

I recently purchased a Chromebook which doesn't support my companies PPTP VPN. As a workaround, would it be possible to connect to the VPN on my Android (4.4) and share that connection over a hotspot? ...
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What exactly is the VPN mode IPSec Hybrid RSA?

I've been going through the VPN options on my Moto X running 4.4, trying to decide what to setup to be able to reach home (home being an Ubuntu server behind a NAT). I understand most of the options, ...
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Android PTPP VPN session stalling after precisely 30-31 minutes

My Android 4.2.2 device (MINIX neo X5 TV-box) uses PTPP VPN connection to Netflix via a HideMyAss VPN server. The problem is that the Netflix session always stalls precisely 30-31 minutes after the ...
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Does Android 4.2 support IPsec IKEv2?

Does Android 4.2 support IPsec IKEv2? If not, does any other version of Android support IPsec IKEv2?
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MMS text messages not sending after installing cyanogenMod 4.2.2 on my sg2

Forgive me, I am new to this as you can tell. I recently installed the nightly 26 update to cyanogenMod and now I can not send or receive media text messages. I know it has something to do with the ...
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Always-On VPN option does not list my PPTP VPN

I have successfully connected to a PPTP VPN on Android. It is configured simply with an IP address, and no MPPE encrpytion. However, it does not show up under the Always-On option. I am running ...
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VPN install enforces screen lock

I was trying to install a VPN on my phone and somehow I added a screen lock. I cannot turn it off now. When I go to lock screen, select screen lock, enter my pin and next it takes me to the screen ...
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OpenVPN vs built in vpn

I am running an openvpn server with open key infrastructure at home that I connect to whenever I'm away. I am at the moment running this via the official openvpn client app, but found that there is a ...
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How can I have Android automatically connect to a VPN only when on an unsecured WiFi Network?

Let's say I want to connect to a WiFi hotspot, but it is unsecured. I'd like to connect to a VPN server, but only if I'm on an unsecured WiFi network. If I'm on a secured network or data, I'd like it ...
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Pin deleted but pin lock screen still comes up

I was fooling around with VPN on my non-rooted Galaxy Note II and created a PIN as required. When I was done I disabled VPN and disabled the PIN by entering my PIN again. Later on my screen locked and ...
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How to change PPTP VPN client's port number?

I saw this post: Change PPTP control connection's TCP port number and I successfully did it on my PC. But how do I change Android's PPTP VPN client's port number? My Android phone is rooted and I ...
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Automatic system-wide proxy

When I'm on a public network that I don't trust, I use a combination of ConnectBot and ProxyDroid (with "Global Proxy" enabled) to tunnel my phone's traffic through a trusted server that I control. ...