How to hide ip: What VPN solution for my smartphone?


How to hide ip: What VPN solution for my smartphone?

What VPN solution for my smartphone?

Posted: 30 Jul 2011 12:20 AM PDT

Smartphone Evolution
From the previous articles, we always considered that, as a user, you connect through a VPN connection via a computer, whether it runs Linux, Mac OsX or Windows. Truth to be told, most of mobile users are now relyng on their mobile phone, and especially smartphone, for most of their daily tasks. So let’s take a deeper look at the VPN solutions that are available for smartphone users.


The difficult part when dealing with smartphones is that there is a plethora of operating systems and devices available. Blackberry runs the Blackberry OS; Apple have its iOS for iPhone/iPod/iPad/apple TV; Samsung is still balanced between Bada and Android while HTC plays btween Android and Windows Phone; Nokia still sticks with Symbian OS … Then you have the other devices that may have their own proprietary OS, or who try to make smart move by using some popular OS: Android, Windows Phone, Symbian or Bada …. This doesn’t make the choice easier, does it? I’m not even referring to the different versions of each operating system.


On the other hand, different VPN solutions also exist, and they all evolve around standard protocols such as PPTP, OpenVPN, … Things are getting fuzzier, aren’t they? How the heck are you going to mix all these options so as to get some VPN service running?


The good thing is that due to standard protocols, most of the smartphone OS are now implementing a native VPN layer. As of today, while most security expert agree that it is not the strongest VPN option, most devices implement the PPTP protocol. What does this mean for a smartphone user who want to use a VPN connection?


This actually means that the lucky smartphone user has to find a VPN solution provider that can give him PPTP credentials and server to connect to. Luckily, almost all VPN provider has a solution for it. In fact, most of those service provider. So, as a smartphone user, you need to gather the following informations so as to be able to correctly configure your VPN connection:

  • VPN server/gateway: this usually is given to you as an IP address, or as a FQDN (fully qualified domain name). An example can be:
  • VPN credentials: this usually means a username and the associated password. Be careful on this one, as some solution providers regularly renew those credentials, though making the ones you got obsolete after some time
  • Encryption: check if the provider requires encryption


Once you got those prerequisite informations, follow your smartphone manual to find out how to properly configure and test your VPN connection.


Tell us more about your experience with regards to VPN and smartphone in the comment section of this article.

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What VPN solution for my smartphone?

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