One way smartphones help us work smarter is by allowing device users to connect to VPN networks. The Android platform has an outstanding built-in VPN connection tool that allows you to connect to PPTP VPNS, L2TP VPNs, L2TP/IPSec PSK VPNs, and L2TP/IPSec CRT VPNs. This is a walkthrough of how Android users can set up and connect to a VPN with the help of a PPTP VPN.
Notes about this tutorial
- The PPTP VPN is the Point to Point Protocol that is supported by Microsoft dial-up and is very common. The set up for each type of VPN will vary.
- I used a Motorola Moto G with Android Lollipop 5.0.2 for this example, so please note this process will vary on different handsets.
attention: Android requires you to have a secure lockscreen, such as a PIN, Pattern, or Password lockscreen to be able to manually configure L2TP or PPTP.
1. Go to Settings on your mobile phone, and select More.
2. Select VPN.
3. Tap on the (+).
4. Set a VPN name (you can name it however you like).
In the Type select PPTP.
Set “Server Address” from this list: “servers”
Make sure that PPP encryption (MPPE) is checked.
Then click Save.
5. Now you can click on new VPN connection and connect to the PPTP server.
Enter your VPN username and password. You can find them in the client area on our website, by going to “My VPNS“. Make sure you use your VPN username and password and NOT the client area credentials.
You will see a small key-like icon on the left side of your notification bar when you are connected to the VPN.