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# 239458 19-Jul-2018 09:53
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My home broadband is with spark UFB, using a fritzbox. I've configured the fritzbox vpn server so I can connect to my home network while I am away. (more secure than port forwarding).


This works just fine using my Skinny iphone , i just enable vpn. 


Except.... when I activate skinny mobile data binge.  Skinny block something so that I cannot connect to my home network via my mobile vpn.  Why would they do this? It is the reason for using data binge , to download some bigger files. 


I'm guessing they block a port (500?), anyway around this? I don't think I can change the port on my iphone though. It defaults to port 500 under ipsec with no option to change it. 

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  # 2058910 19-Jul-2018 16:05
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Perhaps it's done so they can packet sniff and determine if the data is being hotspotted.

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  # 2058917 19-Jul-2018 16:21
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Perhaps it's done so they can packet sniff and determine if the data is being hotspotted.



I was thinking something along those lines. But, I didn't think I was breaching T&C's by using a vpn on the data binge but maybe it is in the fine print somewhere. 


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