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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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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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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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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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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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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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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IPsec PSK - VPN connection not working in android Phones

The VPN connection setup is not working in android phones but whereas the same setup is working fine in iPhone. Is Group password and IPsec pre-shared key are same. Please clarify. Thanks in advance. ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Which versions of Android support VPNs?

Which versions of the OS can be configured to connect to a VPN?
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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 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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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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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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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, ...