Android PPTP VPN Client Setup. Point-to-Point Tunneling Protocol client, is a program that implements the Microsoft PPTP protocol. It can be used to connect to a Microsoft VPN network (or any PPTP-based VPN).
Setting up a VPN in PPTP, Point-to-point Tunnel Protocol, on a Android Device. The first step is to confirm that i’m on a different network. On settings, network connections, wi-fi. From the wi-fi network where i’m connected, we can see the IP address. Now back to network connections, enter on more networks, and then setup a new VPN.
Tap on the plus sign to add a new VPN. Choose a logical name. select PPTP protocol. Server Address will be the IP Address on where you previously configured the VPN server. Normally is the gateway of the router from where the VPN is located. The Wide Area Network IP Address, that Internet Service Provider attributes to your home, or Work place.
Or you can assign a dynamic DNS. If your WAN IP constantly changes. To learn on how to create a Dynamic Domain Name System, watch this video. Link in the description. Then select PPP encryption, and save.
Android PPTP VPN Client Setup
To connect this vpn, tap on it, type the username, password, and hit connect. Then wait a little, because depending from your network you’re on, can take some moments to establish the connection.
When connected, you can navigate for example, to the router setup page. And with a file manager like Total Commander, with is Local Area Network plugin, we can connect to our Network Attached Storage.
Just download Total Commander from google play store, and then install the LAN plugin. And now, we are seeing my NAS, located a few kilometers from where I am now, at my work place.
By the way, in Total Commander LAN plugin, to add a host server, like the Network Attached Storage, you just need to give a name, assign the server IP Address, a username, and the password.
Learn how to setup a Network Attached Storage, or PPTP VPN setup on DD-WRT. Watch this video tutorials.
Point-to-Point Tunneling Protocol (PPTP) is a method for implementing virtual private networks. PPTP uses a control channel over TCP and a GRE tunnel operating to encapsulate PPP packets.
The PPTP specification does not describe encryption or authentication features and relies on the Point-to-Point Protocol being tunneled to implement security functionality.
However, the most common PPTP implementation shipping with the Microsoft Windows product families implements various levels of authentication and encryption natively as standard features of the Windows PPTP stack.
The intended use of this protocol is to provide security levels and remote access levels comparable with typical VPN products.