December 2013 Archives

OpenVPN on Android and iOS

Dear Users,

for a long time iOS users were stuck on using the inferior PPTP protocol to connect the IPredator VPN. Since the release of the latest OpenVPN Connect 1.0.2, this client finally supports authentication with a username and a password. We strongly recommend switching all iOS devices capable of running this client to OpenVPN and uninstall the PPTP profile completely. The new iOS OpenVPN Guide is available here.

Since the release of Ice Cream Sandwich (4.0) the Android Operating System allows to install VPN clients without rooting the device. Although the OpenVPN Connect client also is available for Android, there is a better and less restrictive alternative. The OpenVPN for Android client not only has nice technical features, e.g. switching between the UDP and TCP protocols, changing the connection port or adding custom routes, but also supports Reconnect on Reboot and stays active even if the screen is locked. The new Android OpenVPN Guide covers the setup of a solid base configuration.

The IPredator team