Last week Oneplus has released many updates and it was reflecting on oneplus forum. So we thought to share few simple steps towards VPN configuration, This may help to learn something new for you !
( This information is purely for those people who don’t know – how to setup a VPN connection on your Android Device – Specially considering the OnePlus Devices )
How to Setup Android VPN Connection ?
What is VPN ?
VPN stands for Virtual Private Network (VPN) – It is a technology that creates a safe and encrypted connection over a less secure network, such as the Internet.
It was developed as a way to allow remote users and branch offices to securely access corporate applications and other resources.
What is the purpose of having a VPN ?
It gives extremely secure connections between private networks linked through the Internet. It allows remote computers to act as though they ware on the same secure, local network.
What is Advantage of using VPN ?
Allows you to be at home and access your company’s computers in the same way, as if you were sitting at work.
Hidden part about VPN ? (READ THIS FIRST)
Everyone is saying about VPN, It is secure network / Private network. Think twice before selecting any VPN service provider. Yes.. You have to trust that your VPN service provider has your best interests at heart, because you’re relying on them to secure your connection, keep everything encrypted, and to protect your activity from prying eyes.
Why you need VPN ?
Most of the time, Some contents are restricted to some area or country. VPN is the solutions to bypass that restrictions. actually the main concept behind the VPN is different – it is not just bypassing but also secure your connections from hackers and access your office computers privately.
Scenario 1: Lets understand some nice scenario, you are somewhere in the US cafe shop, and using there free wifi service. your device is connected with their machines / routers through wireless.
If the owner or hacker is sniffing the network traffic within the same network, your all data will be captured at there end. whatever you are sending packets from your machines will be captured at there end that network is not considered as secure network. Now think again about VPN.. Those who really don’t want to disclose the data packets he will surely use VPN in such scenario.
security is not just type of software packets, it is just how you configure your things...
now, lets move towards the VPN configuration !
1. Go to you Settings >> from Android Menu
2. Click On …More Button from settings
Once you click on More button, It will give you all device connection options such as VPN, NFC, Hotspots etc.
3. Here we go, We have seen VPN in that page, go ahead click on VPN button.
4. There is + sign on top right corner, click on it. We are on to set VPN Profile
Name your profile as “<Whatever_You_Want>“.
Now lets move towards, to define profile information from internet.
Lets select VPN provider from Internet, for sake of understanding only. (Infosecplatform is not responsible for damage by using such third party services. Use with special care.)
As of now, we are on VPNbook, Lets take the configuration settings from VPNbook. Its Free !
Edit VPN Profile
Name: My VPN 1 (you can have your own name)
Type: PPTP (Lets take first PPTP types, Commonly used)
Server Address: us1.vpnbook.com (Check there website for server address)
Once you save given configuration, it will display the VPN Profile list, in our case, It is “My VPN 1“, Click again on “My VPN 1”. it will ask for username and password.
Please go to there website and copy that credentials on your notepad. as of now credentials are,
Hit CONNECT button, we are almost done, Its time to check now. once it is connected, it will show the “Key” on top bar of the screen.
When it is saying, Connected, Go to Website like cmyip.com and check your IP Locations.
DONE ! now its time to work on practical and take experience about all VPN setup. You can set VPN configuration as per your country requirements.
Happy Safe Surfing !!
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