Configure VPN for Android

Here I will try to talk about setting up a VPN on android devices.
Many users have never heard of a VPN, and when they saw this item in the phone’s settings, they simply shrugged their shoulders and passed on. If you know what a VPN is, how it works, then most likely this article will not tell you anything new, I wrote it for beginners who want to protect their security on the network, circumvent censorship and regional restrictions, and maintain their anonymity.
So what exactly is a VPN?
VPN - (Eng. Virtual Private Network - a virtual private network) - a generic name for technologies that allow one or more network connections (logical network) over another network (for example, the Internet).
PPTP VPN- PPTP (English Point-to-point tunneling protocol) - a point-to-point tunneling protocol that allows a computer to establish a secure connection to a server by creating a special tunnel in a standard, insecure network. PPTP places (encapsulates) PPP frames in IP packets for transmission over a global IP network, such as the Internet. PPTP can also be used to tunnel between two LANs. PPTP uses an additional TCP connection to serve the tunnel. PPTP traffic can be encrypted using MPPE. Various mechanisms can be used to authenticate clients, the most secure of them are MSCHAP-v2 and EAP-TLS.
My task in this article is not a detailed story about VPN (what it is, how it works, where it came from) information you yourself can take
We go straight to the phone settings, I did everything on my Samsung Galaxy GT N-7100 Galaxy Note2, MIUI firmware, android 4.1.1 the settings on other devices are similar. First, we need to choose a provider that will provide us with VPN services, for myself I chose, I selected the “Download” tariff that suits me, after payment you will be sent your personal settings to your personal account and e-mail (login, password, name server) they look something like this:
VPN server address:
User: v1111-111111
Access End Date: 2013-01-26 00:00:00
Open phone settings
-> Advanced ...
-> VPN
-> Add VPN network

Next, enter the relevant data in the fields below:
“Network Name” - enter any name
“Type” - select PPTP
“VPN Server Address” - the name of the server to connect (check in My Account in the My Subscriptions section)
“Enable Encryption (MPPE)” - check the box
Confirm the connection is created by clicking the Save button in the lower right corner.
Click on the newly created VPN connection and enter the following data:
“Username” - login for your subscription
“Password” - password for your subscription
“Save credentials” - check the box
Click Connect to establish a connection.
Upon successful connection, the key icon will appear in the upper status bar, when you click on it, the following options are available to you: view connection statistics (time, traffic),
disconnect the subscription using the "Disconnect" button

I want to tell you more about several programs for working with VPN that I Found in the market.
VpnRoot - free VPN client, donate via PayPal is required to unlock all functions, unlike a regular VPN, the Android can reconnect after disconnecting, has a widget with which you can activate the VPN session in one click on the desktop, until it has autostart, the author promised add in future versions.
DroidVPN - work, it requires registration on the program’s website, after creating a personal account for a month they give 100mb VPN traffic, then you have to pay, a penny in general, something about 150 rubles for three months, I don’t understand users who left negative comments on the program ... There are several VPNs to choose from servers in different countries, for some reason I liked Italian more, you can make the server change randomly each time, your ip will correspond to the country whose server you selected in the settings, which allows you to easily bypass the region flax bans. The program has autorun, can reconnect when the connection is disconnected.
Orbot: Tor for Android - is an open-source cross-platform software aimed at protecting against “listening” and ensuring the confidentiality of personal and business data transmitted over the global network. The product provides complete anonymity of customers when visiting websites, publishing materials, sending messages and working with applications that use the TCP protocol. Users of the Android platform have already been given the opportunity to use Tor proxy networks for anonymous surfing. Some time ago, a group of researchers from Cambridge University released a product called Shadow. The new Orbot application is the official version of the Tor client from the creators of the platform. Tor on wikipedia

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