What is VPN on Android phones?

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  1. shaunstevin

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    I'm using sony ericsson x8, and i saw an option VPN in wireless connectivity.
    I wanna now how it works, how to install, and does it gives free internet?
    plz help guys.
     
  2. leejor

    leejor Well-Known Member

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    VPN will allow an encrypted tunnel between your device and another. There are various versions, but all must be set-up at both ends (user names, passwords). It is not something that allows "free" internet, you must already have a connection to use it..

    See.... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Virtual_private_network
     
  3. simonwhite

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    Its is very simple to define what is VPN. VPN means Virtual Private Network. All of you personal information passes through an encrypted tunnel when some body use a VPN connection.
    I am providing you a textual pictorial through which you can configure a VPN on your sony ericson x8 but keeping this in your mind that before configuring a VPN connection you must have an internet connection for it. Here it is:

    1- Select the "Main Menu".
    2- Go to Settings.
    3- Select Wireless and Networks.
    4-Enable Airplane Mode.
    5- Click on VPN settings.
    6- Add VPN.
    7- Select your preferred protocol "PPTP" or " L2TP".
    8- Add name of "VPN Provider"
    9- Setup your "VPN Server".
    10- Enable Encryption and save it.
    11- Enter " Username" and " Password" to start.
     
  4. cbhattarai

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    To install and enable a VPN server, follow these steps:

    1. On the Microsoft Windows 2000 VPN computer, confirm that both the connection to the Internet and the connection to your local area network (LAN) are correctly configured.
    2. Click Start, point to Administrative Tools, and then click Routing and Remote Access.
    3. Click the server name in the tree, and click Configure and Enable Routing and Remote Access on the Action menu, and then click Next.
    4. In the Common Configurations dialog box, click Virtual private network (VPN server), and then click Next.
    5. In the Remote Client Protocols dialog box, confirm that TCP/IP is included in the list, click Yes, all of the available protocols are on this list, and then click Next.
    6. In the Internet Connection dialog box, select the Internet connection that will connect to the Internet, and then click Next.
    7. In the IP Address Assignment dialog box, select Automatically in order to use the DHCP server on your subnet to assign IP addresses to dialup clients and to the server.
    8. In the Managing Multiple Remote Access Servers dialog box, confirm that the No, I don't want to set up this server to use RADIUS now checkbox is selected.
    9. Click Next, and then click Finish.
    10. Right click the Ports node, and then click Properties.
    11. In the Ports Properties dialog box, click the WAN Miniport (PPTP) device, and then click Configure.
    12. In the Configure Device - WAN Miniport (PPTP) dialog box, do one of the following:
    13. If you do not want to support direct user dialup VPN to modems installed on the server, click to clear the Demand-Dial Routing Connections (Inbound and Outbound) check box.
    14. If you do want to support direct user dialup VPN to modems installed on the server, click to select the Demand-Dial Routing Connections (Inbound and Outbound) check box.
    15. Type the maximum number of simultaneous PPTP connections that you want to allow in the Maximum Ports text box. (This may depend on the number of available IP addresses.
    Repeat steps 11 through 13 for the L2TP device, and then click OK.

    Edit Vali_3CX: your signature has been deleted, please try to avoid such kind of advertising in the future. Thanks.
     
  5. leejor

    leejor Well-Known Member

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    You don't need to subscribe to a VPN service to make use of the feature on your phone. There are a lot of routers that have the feature right out of the box, most of those are not inexpensive. However, there are a number of models (both old and new) that can be loaded with new (free) firmware that offers a VPN server feature. This will allow you remote access into your own network.

    http://www.polarcloud.com/tomato/
    http://www.dd-wrt.com/site/index

    There may be others if you do some searches. It all depends on what you want to use the VPN for.
     
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