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Lightbulb [Guide] Free android VPN - for non Rooted devices

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24th February 2012, 02:11 PM   |  #1  
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BEFORE PROCEEDING TO THE GUIDE, PLEASE BE INFORMED THAT THIS METHOD SHOULDN'T BE USED FOR ILLEGAL OR PORN PURPOSE..

Till now you may have read articles or posts about how to connect to a VPN service using your android so that you can access all those blocked sites. Many of the solutions may have suggested that you need a rooted phone or the VPN service is not free. In this post, I will demonstrate how to connect your Android to a US based free VPN service and what all you can do with it. Also note that the method described here does not require a rooted device!

On Your PC/Mac/Android

Go to Raptor VPN free registration page and register for free VPN account. Check your email for activate account link and click on that link to activate your free account.

On you Android

STEP 1: Go to Menu > Settings > Wireless and Networks > VPN Settings. Your screen may look something like this.


STEP 2: Tap on Add VPN option and on the options that appear select the option which says 'Add L2TP/IPSec PSK VPN'



STEP 3: You'll be presented with the settings screen.


STEP 4: Add the following values to these settings in order to make the VPN work. Tap on each option to set the values.

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VPN Name: RaptorVPN
Set VPN Server: l2tp.spotflux.com
Set IPSec pre-shared key: raptor

Now click menu and Save option to save these settings.


STEP 5: It will now ask for your credential storage password. If you have already set a password before type the same and tap Ok to add the VPN. If this is first time you are using credential storage password then system will promt you to create one.

STEP 6: Now you will see your connection name in the VPN Settings screen. Congratulations! You have just setup a free VPN on your Android without rooting. Now in order to get it working just Tap on the connection name. You will be prompted for username and password. Fill in the following details and tap 'Connect'.

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Username: The email address using which you created raptor account
Password: Your raptor account password


STEP 7: You'll get connected! To confirm that you are connected to VPN just open your browser and got to http://whatismycountry.com which will display US as country.


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Please note that using this method only allows VPN based access from browser. So your market or other apps will still connect with your local connection.


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24th February 2012, 06:05 PM   |  #2  
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I set up an account with raptor few weeks back, never worked then. I totally forgot about it, I just tried again and it keeps on telling me it's "connecting". then "unable to connect to network. Try again?"

Is this normal?
I did follow your tutorial to the letter, deleted my previous raptorvpn settings, started fresh!

Samsung Galaxy S2 running 2.3.5

Edit1: will now it's showing a stupid message about incorrect user name or pass when I try to connect in my phone, I tried restarting it, but still. Although when I log in raptor's website, I don't have this problem. I contacted thier tech. support and opened a ticket!
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yeslmoo ya7lo

I set up an account with raptor few weeks back, never worked then. I totally forgot about it, I just tried again and it keeps on telling me it's "connecting". then "unable to connect to network. Try again?"

Is this normal?
I did follow your tutorial to the letter, deleted my previous raptorvpn settings, started fresh!

Samsung Galaxy S2 running 2.3.5

Try turning off then turning on your wifi. Also pay more attention during typing the values of VPN (i.e, l is not 1 and o is not 0... etc). Also the user name is the E.mail that you registered with full format (i.e, xxx@xxx.xxx)..
Try again and tell me the results..
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Can you try to connect now? Their servers might be down or something? I did pay attention to the details, removed the info. Restarted my phone, added them again. Same thing is happening!

I go to their website, log in with NO problem though!
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Can you try to connect now? Their servers might be down or something? I did pay attention to the details, removed the info. Restarted my phone, added them again. Same thing is happening!

I go to their website, log in with NO problem though!

OK, try to login to the RaptorVPN site through your device first and keep it login and then at the same time try connecting again through your android device...
I tried this with RaptorVPN site login through my desktop..
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Have decency to link back from where you copied!
Original post at http://www.abtevrythng.com/2012/01/1...n-service.html

Poseted long back!

[QUOTE=majdinj;22908887][SIZE="3"]Till now you may have read articles or posts about how to connect to a VPN service using your android so that you can access all those blocked sites. Many of the solutions may have suggested that you need a rooted phone or the VPN service is not free. In this post, I will demonstrate how to connect your Android to a US based free VPN service and what all you can do with it. Also note that the method described here does not require a rooted device!
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Raptor VPN is now part of Spotflux. So I think it's not working anymore.
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any alternative ?
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If you know someone in the US, you can get them to run a VPN for you. Windows XP has a built in VPN server. This is what I'm doing for a friend of mine so he can access Google Play on his Nexus 7:
http://www.onecomputerguy.com/networ...vpn_server.htm

Make sure when you are setting this up on your android device you pick PPTP and you turn off encryption. Also you need to make the person a user name, as described in step #11 of the link.

Enjoy!
14th August 2012, 07:31 AM   |  #10  
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Use the app orbit. Does the same job rooted or not. With rooted however, you can use transparent proxy's.

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