PPTP (VPN) for Google Android
Prior to configuring a new VPN connection, the Screen lock mechanism as well as the Credential Store need to be set up. These security mechanisms are also a requirement from Android for setting up VPN connections. Otherwise either the VPN connection itself could be abused or your credentials could get compromised while the mobile phone is out of sight.
Make sure to have both security mechanisms in place before starting to configure PPTP.
To begin with setting up the screen lock, press the Home button to display the home screen and select Apps.
Open the Settings app.
Scroll to the Personal section and select Security.
From the Screen Security section, select Screen lock.
Choose what kind of lock you would like to configure. Most Android smartphones provide Pattern, PIN, Password, or None to disable the screen lock. Using Password is suggested, since it is the most secure variant to chose.
Next, enter the screen lock password. Afterwards, select Continue.
Confirm your password and finish setting up a password for the Screen Lock by selecting OK.
The Credential Storage on Android smartphones needs to be active to save usernames and passwords.
This container is secured by a single, (hopefully) strong password. Your benefit is that you do not need to remember every single password for all your accounts. Instead, you can have (and are encouraged to use) different passwords for every account without the need to memorize them all. Use a strong secret to protect your password container in order to make it harder to attackers to get at your credentials.
Keep the above in mind when being asked to enter a password to secure your Credential Storage.
To begin setting up a new VPN connection press the Home button to display the home screen and select Apps.
Open the Settings app.
Scroll to the Wireless & Networks section and select More….
Select Add VPN network.
Now enter Proxy.sh for the connection Name. The Type of VPN network needs to be set to PPTP. For the Server address use the proxy.sh IP given in your welcome email or into your panel's product details. Have PPP encryption (MPPE) checked. Select Save.
Enter your VPN credentials. Chose whether you want to save them or not. Select Connect. The dialog closes.
In the VPN settings, the status for Proxy.sh now displays as connected. You're all set now.
NB: If you encounter difficulties to connect with PPTP, please try to switch to OpenVPN. OpenVPN is more reliable, more secure and more flexible. OpenVPN also allows you to try various ports, including 'discreet' ones such as TCP 443. Below, you will find an aggregate of useful guides and articles that will help you troubleshoot your problems, should you have any.
Guide for setting up OpenVPN with default client on Google Android.
I cannot find the .ovpn and .crt files necessary for OpenVPN. Where are they?
No matter how hard I try, I cannot succesfully connect to OpenVPN.
I can't access any website through my browser while connected to VPN.
I am connected to the VPN but my IP is not yet hidden. Help!
I am having some kind of other problem. Where can I find some help?
How can I find the local log files of my VPN client?
If you still cannot connect successfully, please open a support ticket and include either a copy of your logs or a screenshot of your configuration and encountered errors. Logs can usually be found in software menus or settings, as well as their directories of installation (.log or .txt files). If you do not include a log or a screenshot, it will be hard for us to help you resolve the issues you have with connecting to our network.
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