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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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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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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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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Android L VPN issue

I'm using Android L and Slim rom(android 4.4.4) in my nexus 5. I compared iptable rules and routes between two roms after VPN connection established, I found that routes of both are similar but ...
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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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How do I connect an existing VPN connection on my Android device using adb?

Under Wireless & networks > VPN I have an existing profile for an L2TP VPN. I'd like to use adb to connect (and disconnect) that profile from the command line. It would looks something like ...
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What Port Does Android Use For VPN Connections?

I'm trying to set up a VPN so that I can have a connection to my LAN from my phone (HTC Droid Incredible, Stock ROM, Not rooted) wherever I am. AFAICT, everything is set up correctly. The Domain ...
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How to browse securely, anonymously and without blocks on Android?

So here's your Average Joe at a coffee store, using the open Wifi on his shiny new Android phone. Obviously there are the same issues with using a laptop or any other device on an open network, ...
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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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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 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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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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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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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 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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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 ...