VPN Working Over WiFi But Not 3G?
Weird. My corp VPN, set up on the iPhone, works perfectly when I'm connected via WiFi. If I switch to 3G (on Rogers), it's dead to the world. Tried it on 2 iPhones, and on EDGE as well (also dead).
Anyone have any ideas?
- 11-11-2008, 07:38 PM #2
- 11-12-2008, 06:14 AM #4
Well, I went to the horses mouth. This article iPhone and iPod touch: Setting up VPN states the following "iPhone or iPod touch devices with iPhone 2.0 software or later can connect to VPNs that use the L2TP, PPTP or Cisco IPSec VPN protocols. VPN works over both Wi-Fi and cellular data network connections."
So you are correct it should work.
- 11-12-2008, 06:27 AM #5
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- 11-24-2008, 05:32 PM #8
- 06-23-2009, 04:09 PM #9
- 07-09-2009, 03:17 PM #10iPhone Nanite
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Based on this thread, looks like it was fixed in 2.2 but broken again in 3.0
This problem makes VPN useless to me. at home I may as well go to my laptop, but I need this most when I am away from all of my gear to get connected into work.
hopefully this will be fixed soon
- 07-10-2009, 11:13 AM #11
- 07-10-2009, 11:26 AM #12iPhone Nanite
- 3 Posts
Works over wireless, which is typically NAT'd and I can connect and route just fine.
3G connects just fine, but does not route. Im not a network expert, but I would guess its something to do with AT&T's data network that is causing this to fail or some component of the 3.0 OS that is breaking down since it was 'fixed' at one point in the 2.2 OS.
- 07-21-2009, 05:04 PM #13
I have the same issue with my 3GS Iphone, no problem to VPN and connect to the company's server using wifi, but no luck with 3G network, tried the Network Ping LT , Jaadu Romote Desktop and VNC LT, I don't think it is the application problem, might be something related to the IPhone software or
the 3G carrier.
I am using 3G network from Rogers in Canada.
- 08-30-2009, 12:23 AM #14iPhone Newbie
- 21 Posts
My understanding, at least with AT&T, is that there are two data plans: the regular $30 one, and the $45 "business" one that permits VPN connections over iPhone. If you go to the AT&T web site and log onto your account, you should be able to see that you can upgrade to the $45 version.
In any case, Jaadu VNC works great for me . . . .
- 10-06-2009, 08:15 PM #15
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- 03-16-2012, 02:18 AM #20iPhone Nanite
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do you set up right?
1. Open Settings.
2. Open General.
3. Open Network.
4. Open VPN.
5. Open Add VPN Configuration.
6. Choose PPTP.
7. Under Description, enter Trueshield.
8. Under Server, enter vpn ip
9. Under Account, enter your username.
10. Leave RSA SecurID unmarked (OFF).
11. Under Password enter your password.
12. Under Encryption Level choose Maximum.
13. Under Send All Traffic make sure ON is selected.
14. Leave Proxy marked as OFF.
15. Press Save.
16. Make sure Trueshield is ticked, otherwise just press it to tick it.
17. Under VPN slide from OFF to ON.
18. Wait for the icon VPN to appear in the top status bar.