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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Force all wifi traffic through VPN?

Is there any way to force Android to route all (but ONLY) public wifi traffic through a PPTP VPN? My phone basically has three connectivity scenarios: AT&T's HSPA+ or LTE. I don't want to use a ...
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unsuccessful VPN connection

I'm unable to connect my phone to VPN, it always say "unsuccessful". I deleted the profile and created it again but it didn't help. What is wrong with it?
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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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Silent failure when connecting to VPN on HTC One Kitkat

I'm not sure exactly when this happens (since I normally use another phone for VPN work), but on my HTC One, updated to 4.4.2, connecting to VPN fails silently : the built-in VPN client, tested with ...
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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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PPTP VPN Connection on Android 4.2.2 - Samsung Galaxy TAB 10.1

I have a Galaxy TAB 10.1 with Android 4.2.2 (not rooted). I was successfully connecting on my PPTP VPN Server (cloud hosted linux vps) when my tab was on 4.1.2. Ever since the upgrade, PPTP VPN ...
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Does Android use a VPN in background when connecting to Exchange?

i use Android 2.3.6 stock. I am new to Android. At work we have a MS Small Business server, it has Exchange for e-mail. With my laptop (Thunderbird), i can only connect to IMAP if i have a VPN ...
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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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what is the use of VPN Connection in Android phone? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What is this VPN setting good for? Is it used for remote machine access? How to configure the VPN setting?
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VPN to WHS always fail

I have a Android 4.1 device and use the VPN software from the OS itself. The connection from an iPhone works without problems. I use PPTP as protocol. Name: doesn't matter Type: PPTP Server address: ...
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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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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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How to forward all traffic over a VPN (without rooting) using Forwarding Routes

I noticed this feature in Android 4.2 but was wondering how you can use it to forward all traffic over a VPN connection? When editing a VPN under advanced settings it has a Traffic Routes option that ...
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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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How to make Android use remote DNS servers over VPN?

I've set up an L2TP/IPsec PSK VPN between my phone and my home network. It works, but Android doesn't use my home DNS server, so none of my internal hostnames resolve. I can access internal servers ...
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FeatVPN - Setup Failed

I was using Feat VPN, when suddenly it wouldn't connect anymore. I uninstalled the app and wiped its data, then tried to reinstall it and run the set-up. However it stopped and failed on TUN Device ...
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Need help restricting Android tablet to SSH/VPN access only

I want to set my Mum's new tablet so that it can only access the Internet via the SSH server running on her Buffalo router (with Tomato firmware). I've got the server working and accessible remotely ...
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Anyway to speed up Android 4.0.4 (ICS) on our VPN?

Doing mobile development here, testing on various iOS and Android devices/versions. iPhone 5 over our VPN is excellent, get page refreshes right away. Android 4.0.4 is brutally slow! Anyone know of ...
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VPN without Screen lock in 4.4

I want to set up a VPN on my Nexus 5 without being forced to lock my screen. I'm aware of the common method to put the wrong pin and resolve it with logging in with my Google Account. But, for some ...
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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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Connecting to VPN forces having secure screen lock [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Transformer Prime, VPN and password protection I noticed that creating a VPN connection in ICS forces me to use a secure screen lock. I want to have Slide method for my ...
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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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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. ...
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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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Can the OpenVPN app be managed via tasker?

I want to connect via OpenVPN every time that I connect to a wifi that is not my home wifi. This sounds like something to accomplish via tasker. But I can't seem to find the option to control OpenVPN ...
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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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SGS3 I-9300 Android 4.2 - why can't I disable these system apps?

nb. I can disable them using 3rd party root apps without any discernible negative effects. Are these networking protocols default? They seem to be harmless but everything I read about sit0 seems ...
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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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VPN client based web browser for Android to cross over all STUN/TURN/ICE/NAT issues and have a freedom of multimedia

Its too hard to first build one apps and then its nightmare to make the network work. Is it not possible in Android Mobile/Tablet and all Chrome browsers default to have VPN Client embedded? So that ...
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Connect to Ubuntu Linux VPN

How can I connect my Android devices (2.3.3 and 4.0) to VPN setup in Ubuntu Linux?
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How do I set forwarding routes to send only certain traffic over VPN?

I am trying to set up an Android VPN Client. I want to send only certain traffic through the VPN, namely I want any traffic that is going to 192.168.2.23:8000 to be sent over the VPN. What do I set ...
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How to set up tablet to use a local DNS server thru VPN rather than Google's DNS?

I have a Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise server running in our home network. It has VPN functionality installed and fully working. If I connect with a computer, the computer will get right DNS ...
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OpenVPN Android Certificates

I'm having trouble with my openVPN certificates and my android device. I'm using the official openvpn client on android with a zeroshell box running openvpn using host to lan. I've generated and ...
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pin request at the startup lock screen

I was trying to set up a VPN connection and it asked me about medium and high level security and a password which I didn't understand well! I failed to use VPN but now each time I try to unlock the ...
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How do disable VPN gateway when connected?

I am connecting to my VPN from android device (4.0.3) using PPTP. Everything works except I would like it not to use default gateway from VPN. Same thing as you would do in windows when setting up ...
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How to connect an android device to a VPN?

I have Xperia mini running ICS 4.0.3. I want to connect to a VPN for which I have server address(host) , group name, group passwrod(pre-shared key). but I still couldn't connect to it via my Xperia ...
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How do I set up OpenVPN on CyanogenMod 7?

I want to route all my network traffic through my home's ISP connection when I'm out in Internet cafes so I can't be eavesdropped/firesheeped. I have an HTC G2 with CyanogenMod 7, which has OpenVPN ...
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How do I set up a VPN from Android 2.3 to my home Ubuntu desktop?

I want to configure a VPN from my Nexus S (2.3.4) to my home Ubuntu desktop. Has anyone tried this yet? I would deeply appreciate tips on which VPN server to use (e.g., is openVPN support native ...
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Automatically connect to Wi-Fi nodes, but route everything through encryption

Related to my question about VPNs, is there any way to get my phone to automatically connect to unencrypted access points, but route all my traffic through my home network? This would be kind of like ...
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Transformer Prime, VPN and password protection

I have VPN connection on my Android tablet (Asus Transformer Prime) and it required me to set up a password protection for my tablet. I don't want to use any dummy passwords to open my tablet, so how ...
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Force VPN usage?

On an android phone, stock or modded rom, is it possible to force the use of VPN? E.g. only allow traffic tunneled by VPN, don't allow traffic without using VPN to make sure that no unencrypted ...
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Android Media Player Achieva Astone A100 missing VPN

I just bought an Astone A100 which is also known as an Achieva A100. It's an Android media player with WiFi, HDMI, and an Air Mouse. The ROM that comes with this device is based on Android 4.0.4. ...
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rooted android JB 4.1.1 razr m , Map network drive with VPN

So I established a VPN using openVPN app on my phone. My phone has an IP and everything on the network. What I would like to do now is browse the network drives remotely and possibly download files to ...
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PPTP VPN Error 807 through Portable Wi-Fi hotspot

Recently I noticed when my laptop (Windows 8) connects to the Internet through Android Portable Wi-Fi hotspot (Nexus One running stock 2.3), it can't connect to my company's PPTP VPN (resulting a 807 ...
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VPN doesn't work on HTC Desire over WiFi

My phone is HTC desire, Android 2.2. It seems to connect to the VPN server while using WiFi, but the broswer and other applications can't be access the Internet any more. The connection is ...
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Configuring VPN on a Samsung devices

I'm traveling in Iran and I would like to update my position on a website that uses Google Maps. The problem is that on my both Samsung Android devices I can't see the maps (the web site is not ...
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Browsing using VPN when connected over WiFi doesn't work

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 ...