Questions tagged [vpn]

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 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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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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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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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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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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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" GNU/...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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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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How to disable lock screen in ICS when VPN is set? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Connecting to VPN forces having secure screen lock I have Sony Xperia S with ICS 4.0.4 stock rom (rooted), I need to have a VPN account set in my phone, but when I add a VPN ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Getting Exchange Email Through a Cisco VPN ?

Is there a way to get my email from my works exchange server if I need to connect using a Cisco Any Connect VPN client? I can't find an Any Connect Client for Android and I've tried connecting to 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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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 ...