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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 screen ...
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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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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 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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Is it possible to share a VPN connection over WiFi Hotspot?

I have an S8 And a Nintendo switch, The switch doesn't support VPNs. Is it possible to share the VPN Connection to my Nintendo switch over hotspot? My PC Can already do this but I want to play outside!...
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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 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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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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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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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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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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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 browser and other applications can't be access the Internet any more. The connection is ...
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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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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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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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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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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 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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How to override default Android's default screen lock security policy?

I want my Android device screen to open without requiring password. So I chose "none" option in Security settings. But, when I needed to add a VPN connection, it required me to provide a password, PIN,...
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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 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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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 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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Export VPN configurations from Android

I would like to export all my VPN configurations stored in my smartphone to my pc. I use three VPN apps (VPN Master, USA VPN and Bettermet), in your opinion have I to find by myself all certificates ...
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Running a Debian installation on Android as a NAS / VPN - what would I lose as compared to a Raspberry Pi or similar comp? [closed]

I have a rooted Android phone that is no longer in use. I have currently been using Linux Deploy on an Android tablet to run a Debian installation in chroot, and have found it so useful that this (...
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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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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 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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How to check the VPN setting created by an app on an Android device?

Many VPN apps would create VPN profiles on the Android device. Unlike VPN profiles create by the user, they cannot be edited, and therefore the user cannot see the setting of said profile. With a ...
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How to Tether NordVPN internet from Android to Laptop?

I tether my internet with my phone. I connect with my laptop to it. If I keep my VPN client (NordVPN) activet, internet does not work. NordVPN support says to configure VPN in Settings > VPN. ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Which versions of Android support VPNs?

Which versions of the OS can be configured to connect to a VPN?
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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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6.0.1 fails to send MMS over PIA Always-On VPN when using 4G LTE

Yesterday, I set up a PIA VPN. I've configured it to use IPv4 over T-Mobile 4G LTE. I'm unable to send or receive MMS while connected to the VPN -- they can be sent/received as normal when the VPN ...