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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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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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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Is there a way to route all traffic from Android through a proxy/tunnel to my Tomato router?

I'd like to be able to connect my Android phone to public Wi-Fi points (some with unencrypted connections), but: People can see what I'm doing by intercepting unencrypted radio transmissions The AP ...
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If I set up a VPN, does *everything* go over it?

If I set up a VPN connection for Android, what gets routed over the VPN? Just web browsing? All internet connections from all apps? In Cyanogenmod, in the Add OpenVPN config, "Advanced" settings, ...
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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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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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Will using a vpn also encrypt my 3G traffic?

Just wondering, because I've just set my phone up to forward wifi traffic through my DD-WRT router. But I've no way to verify if my 3G traffic is also going through my router. Does anyone know if 3G ...
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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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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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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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How do I set up VPN for connecting from Nexus One to my home network?

I'd like to set up my handset to be able to VPN into my home network. At home I have the Buffalo WZR-HP-G300NH wireless router running dd-wrt firmware. My handset is Nexus One running the latest (as ...
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LogMeIn Hamachi VPN

How do I connect my Android phone or tablet to a LogMeIn Hamachi VPN? Is it even possible? LogMeIn has command line clients for Linux, and of course Android has built-in VPN settings. Is there some ...
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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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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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Questions about Samsung Galaxy Tab

I'm going to buy a Galaxy Tab and I'm hoping to find the answers here: Can I plug in a USB flash memory or an external hard-disk to Galaxy Tab via any USB Converter? Does Android 2.2 support VPN ...
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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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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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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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How can I set up an Microsoft Exchange email on my Nexus One?

I often check my mail at my office using the VPN connection which bridged my PC with the Microsoft Exchange Server and so that I can check mail using Outlook. I want to do the same thing when I'm out ...
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Which VPN do I use for a Cisco VPN concentrator?

I want to setup corporate sync on my DroidX and it appears to work until I try to get email. My office uses Microsoft Exchange. I think I need to set up VPN to do this? (not sure, I know I have to ...
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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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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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How to VPN only a single application?

Say you only want to route the traffic of a single application through a VPN. (Because the application lacks proper encryption support or the remote service is only available on a cooperate network.) ...
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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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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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What is this VPN setting good for? [closed]

I have a Huawei U8160 (also known as Vodafone 858 Smart) which is running CyanogenMod7.2 There are settings for VPN which are empty. I was wondering if the VPN server setting should be set to a real ...
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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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How can I set up a VPN connection on my Nexus One?

I often check my mail at my office using the VPN connection which bridged my PC with the Microsoft Exchange Server and so that I can check mail using Outlook. I want to do the same thing when I'm out ...
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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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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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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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Android phone can't access anything through VPN

I have a Galaxy S (Android 2.1 Update 1), and a Windows 7 Pro machine configured to allow incoming connections (i.e the built-in PPTP VPN functionality). I can establish a VPN connection to the ...
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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 to connect to Windows 7 VPN [closed]

I am looking for a third party VPN client that I can use to connect to my home VPN which is setup through Windows 7. I don't want to use built in Android VPN. Many of the VPN clients I've seen on the ...
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PPTP Disconnects

I am using the built in PPTP client on my 2.3 phone and 3.0.1 tablet, to connect to the same PPTP gateway. Neither will stay connected for longer than about 5 minutes, maximum. My phone uses it's 3g ...
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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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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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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 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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Proxy/tunneling options for the Android platform

As the possibility of connecting to a public Wifi is increasing in our cities, the opportunity of proxying/tunneling the traffic is gaining importance. I strongly believe it would be interesting to ...
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Market Downloads, GTalk and GMail notifications fail when on company VPN

I've noticed that when I login over WIFI to my company VPN the following problems occur: GTalk does not login. No GMail notifications received. I can access the Android Market but when I attempt to ...
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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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How to ensure that the data traffic is going over the VPN connection?

I have Motorola XT910 and I would like to install the Motorola AnyConnect by Cisco to use when out in public and using open WiFi. Once I do that how can I check if all the traffic that is coming from ...
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Can I connect my device to a Cisco pix VPN?

We are buying quite a few tablets running Ice Cream Sandwich. Will it be possible for us to connect these tablets to our Cisco pix VPN? I know that Cisco have launched an app but it is for ASA. I have ...
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How can I block the traffic outside the VPN, even if the VPN is down?

I would like to direct all the traffic through my VPN connection on my Android based phone (HTC Desire). The VPN works great, but problem is that when the VPN disconnects, the traffic is redirected ...
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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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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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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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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 ...