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# 110133 3-Oct-2012 18:12
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hi all

has anyone else got issues connecting to a vpn via 2 degrees mobile broadband?

i have 2 sim cards both wont connect via multiple different devices

it used to work fine up untill about 4 or so weeks ago

i tired a telecom sim in a few of the devices im using and it worked fine, also works fine over wifi etc



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  # 695737 3-Oct-2012 18:18
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no issues here - using a 2deg dongle


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  # 695752 3-Oct-2012 18:43
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What VPN protocol?


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  # 695768 3-Oct-2012 19:22
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Off topic sorry...but John, can you get them to turn pptp back on, used to be really handy.

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  # 695801 3-Oct-2012 20:16
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Hi john. Pptp cheers daryl

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  # 695907 4-Oct-2012 06:15
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Khull, what area of nz you in? Only tried mine in greater Wellington including cbd

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  # 695914 4-Oct-2012 08:01
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2 Degrees L2TP VPN works for me on multiple connections. Taupo/Wellington.

Has the carriers recently blocked PPTP ports?



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  # 695921 4-Oct-2012 08:24
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L2TP and SSLVPN work fine for me using 2D sim.

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  # 695931 4-Oct-2012 08:42
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Is it a device issue? I have issues connecting to our VPN with my Android phone(s). Same SIM in a 3G dongle or other phone works fine...

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  # 695937 4-Oct-2012 08:58
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Connect using direct aas that will ensure you get a public not nated ip


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  # 695949 4-Oct-2012 09:18
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PPTP still works with Vodafone just use the APN

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  # 696288 4-Oct-2012 17:27
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freitasm: Try using the direct APN instead of the default Internet.

the direct APN will solve this for you

PPTP uses a horrible mix of protocols so when going over a NATed connection some elements deal with the NAT and others don't. This is why L2TP and IPSec VPNs are probably working fine.

let us know if the direct APN works for you

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  # 696289 4-Oct-2012 17:30
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Stop using PPTP:

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  # 696778 5-Oct-2012 13:58
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thanks will use the direct apn

im guessing 2 degrees blocked pptp at some stage


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  # 696796 5-Oct-2012 14:23
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We don't 'block' anything, but the internet APN now uses NAT which by it's nature doesn't allow incoming connections from the internet to the device.

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