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By coldsteal, Member on 1st April 2014, 03:06 PM
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I figured I would add some info instead of just learning. I really like XDA-dev... and go to this site often to solve issues.

I purchased a Cisco rv220w router on sale for the purpose of building a cheap network and VPN for my android (Tablets and HTC one Phones).

I am pretty good at networking so I gave it a try. In less than a day I now have a fully working network to include a VPN server that works.

VPN for all android devices uses PPTP. I know the limits and fully realize that PPTP has issues. However it is working. The VPN is designed for connectivity, not privacy. I want to avoid censorship and wifi sniffing of passwords, etc... My solution after 3 days seems to be working.

Getting other VPN solutions to work with Android seems to be a bridge to far. If there are other VPN protocols that work please let me know and I will try them. I have devices running 4.2, 4.2 and 4.4. I have a few devices running Windows. I will use cisco any connect for windows computers. Not the best but it works.

Any improvements or suggestions are welcome.
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2nd April 2014, 01:45 AM |#2  
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I use OpenVPN. Works very well for Android and Macs. There's a client for Android too.

You can download the free OpenVPN image from their website, but it's limited to only 2 users. For my purpose, it works great.
3rd April 2014, 05:42 PM |#3  
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I will try it. Yesterday I had to reboot the router after 3 days of no problem. It kept dropping WiFi to a tablet. I will have to keep an eye on it.

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6th April 2014, 04:07 PM |#4  
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All is working. Except it seems Hilton hotel internet blocks pptp. Help please !!!

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10th April 2014, 12:49 AM |#5  
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Working in other Hilton hotel

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15th April 2014, 07:37 PM |#6  
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I have PPTP working however how to I get a better solution to work. I will try open VPN again tonight. So far no luck.
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