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Topic # 86481 7-Jul-2011 09:27 Send private message

Hi guys!

Not sure if this should rather be in the andriod section....
 
I've got a LG P970 (Optimus Black) from 2degrees running 2.2.2 and I am missing the VPN settings in the menu. I know where the settings are supposed to be as my desire has it.

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  Reply # 490755 7-Jul-2011 19:44 Send private message

SpookyAwol: APN?


http://www.geekzone.co.nz/forums.asp?forumid=85&topicid=66282


 

VPN not the same as APN!





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  Reply # 490793 7-Jul-2011 20:57 Send private message

Yes, realize that - just curious if the OP meant one or the other.
If it helps any, my LG P990 running 2.2.2 still has that option in wireless / networks  



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  Reply # 490863 8-Jul-2011 00:13 Send private message

APNs are all good they actually set themselves up as soon as a throw a 2degrees SIM card in and I have mobile internet and mms working fine.

I was just surprised that the phone did not support VPN's given that pretty much all other Android phones do and also as the phone is being given away with the $149 Business package plan. I've tried using the app VPN5 which seems to allow access to the VPN settings, however it doesn't actually work.

I'm hoping to get around it by setting up a Cisco VPN as there is an APP in the market which allows for that, hopefully it doesn't rely on whats missing from the LG P970 ROM.


 

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  Reply # 490923 8-Jul-2011 09:18 Send private message

Andriod + VPN has been a bad experience on a couple handsets for me.
Better option could be to go for a SSH connection - Currently using one reliably on the optimus



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  Reply # 499193 29-Jul-2011 00:15 Send private message

Bit of an update:

Finally got around to getting the Cisco IPsec VPN setup and an App for it on the Optimus black hoping that I'll be able to bypass the issue I was having with the PPTP VPN.

No dice, the Optimus blacks that we all got for work on the Business plan just won't VPN. Ironically it happily worked on my HTC Desire, but that's no surprise.

I'm amazed they are selling these smartphone as part of a business package when they can't even VPN. Surly a large % of smartphone users require VPN access for work etc?

I guess I'll have to look at rooting the phone... not sure what affect on the warranty that will have.

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  Reply # 499210 29-Jul-2011 06:18 Send private message

I installed 5VPN from the market on mine that made the Android VPN menu appear and allowed me to configure my connection. I still haven't tested it yet as I need to log in to my router to get my password but the fact the menu and configuration options show it's not actually removed from the OS.



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  Reply # 499333 29-Jul-2011 11:23 Send private message

sbiddle: I installed 5VPN from the market on mine that made the Android VPN menu appear and allowed me to configure my connection. I still haven't tested it yet as I need to log in to my router to get my password but the fact the menu and configuration options show it's not actually removed from the OS.


Yeah I've installed that to configure the PPTP vpn, and the device does have the .apk for the vpn service but its just a no go. The fact that the menu was removed from the GUI suggests to me that LG knew VPN was an issue.



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  Reply # 582437 16-Feb-2012 16:24 Send private message

Well got the TXT from 2degrees today telling me that finally 2.3 Gingerbread was available for LG mobiles.

After the update ... still no VPN in 2.3.4 for the P970.


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  Reply # 582439 16-Feb-2012 16:27 Send private message

insane: Well got the TXT from 2degrees today telling me that finally 2.3 Gingerbread was available for LG mobiles.

After the update ... still no VPN in 2.3.4 for the P970.




No SIP or multiple exchange accounts. It's no wonder it took them so long to launch Gingerbread, all their effot has been put into crippling it.

  



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  Reply # 582446 16-Feb-2012 16:39 Send private message

sbiddle:
insane: Well got the TXT from 2degrees today telling me that finally 2.3 Gingerbread was available for LG mobiles.

After the update ... still no VPN in 2.3.4 for the P970.




No SIP or multiple exchange accounts. It's no wonder it took them so long to launch Gingerbread, all their effot has been put into crippling it.

  


Surly the stock standard reference version supplied by google would have been better. The phone isn't even heavy so doesn't even make a good paper weight either.

Such high hopes met wither bitter disappointment, but its OK, they have plans to make 4.0 available in Q4...

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  Reply # 582916 17-Feb-2012 17:03 Send private message

Ha lg are gonna give us ics in q4,well it took more then a year for 2.3!and then they stuffed it up anyway,did you hear that most of Motorolas are gonna be updated to 4.0,as for me im over LG,its Samsung S2 for me from now on.sent from a lg p920 3D(my last lg phone ever)!

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  Reply # 583124 18-Feb-2012 11:10 Send private message

As an aside our outsourcer delivers VPN via F5 firewall solution. The only certified VPN solution they provide only works on ICS (!) On certain Samsung Galaxy phones and tablets or you can download an alternate version that works if you have root access! Charming for business phones to be sure.




System One: Popcorn Hour A200,  PS3 SuperSlim, NPVR running on Gigabyte Brix, Sony BDP-S390 BD player, Logitech Revue, Pioneer AVR, Panasonic 60" 3D plasma

System Two: Popcorn Hour A200 ,  Oppo BDP-80 BluRay Player with hardware mode to be region free, Vivitek HD1080P 1080P DLP projector with 100" screen. Harman Kardon HK AVR 254 7.1 receiver, Toshiba HD-A2 HD-DVD player, Roku XS media player

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  Reply # 583131 18-Feb-2012 11:39 Send private message

lchiu7: As an aside our outsourcer delivers VPN via F5 firewall solution. The only certified VPN solution they provide only works on ICS (!) On certain Samsung Galaxy phones and tablets or you can download an alternate version that works if you have root access! Charming for business phones to be sure.


I can imagine F5 meeting about the feature: "Let them root the phone if they want VPN. Who cares about security on a rooted phone anyway?"

Basically, if people are so crazy about security that they want to use a VPN, rooting shouldn't be an option. 
 




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  Reply # 583181 18-Feb-2012 13:50 Send private message

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That would be one of the silliest decisions F5 made to be sure.




System One: Popcorn Hour A200,  PS3 SuperSlim, NPVR running on Gigabyte Brix, Sony BDP-S390 BD player, Logitech Revue, Pioneer AVR, Panasonic 60" 3D plasma

System Two: Popcorn Hour A200 ,  Oppo BDP-80 BluRay Player with hardware mode to be region free, Vivitek HD1080P 1080P DLP projector with 100" screen. Harman Kardon HK AVR 254 7.1 receiver, Toshiba HD-A2 HD-DVD player, Roku XS media player

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