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Anyone Using Encrypted PPTP VPN?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by chinook9, Apr 23, 2012.

  1. chinook9

    chinook9 Newbie
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    I would like to know if there is a chance we can use an encrypted PPTP VPN connection successfully on a consistent basis.

    I rarely use my Transformer for surfing but I will when I travel which I do a couple of times a year. I have been looking for a VPN to use but, my Transformer is not rooted, and the only one I have found that works (inexpensively) is SecurityKISS and they indicate on their website that:

    Unfortunately PPTP VPN software on the Android platform is flawed: if you configure your PPTP VPN with the 'Enable Encryption' option ticked in 'Properties' then the connection is established but no transfer is possible or it hangs up after a short while.
    This is caused by a bug in the MPPE (Microsoft Point-to-Point Encryption) implementation in Android software. Even though PPTP VPN seems to be the essential feature and is advertised on Android phones it does not work correctly. Furthermore the defect was detected at least 2 years ago and Google has not fixed it in any of the newer Android versions.

    I have connected using PPTP with encryption enabled and I have successfully surfed for a little while but I haven't used it long enough to know if it will hang up as they indicated.

    I would be interested in knowing if any of you have successfully used an encrypted pptp connection for a significant period of time, and if so, what service you used.

    Any information would be appreciated.

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  2. TexasBadger

    TexasBadger Android Enthusiast

    I often run my Windows7 desktop PC from my TF101 using PVN. I simply use a free app, 2X Client.

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The ASUS Eee Pad Transformer release date was April 2011. Features and Specs include a 10.1" inch screen, 5MP camera, 1GB RAM, and Nvidia Tegra 2 T20 processor.

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