How To Configure A VPN Connection On Your Google Nexus One

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Yesterday, I presented how to get your Nexus One phone if you are leaving outside United States, United Kingdom, Hong Kong or Singapore. Today, it’s time to see how to configure a VPN connection and browse anonymously using the new Google phone. Learn about the Nexus One VPN.

Nexus One uses Android 2.1 as the operating system, that includes support for Virtual Private Network (VPN) connectivity. Here is, step by step, how to setup a VPN connection.

How to create a Nexus One VPN connection

Step 1. Press the Home icon, press Menu, and tap Settings

Step 2. Tap Wireless & networks
Step 3.
Tap VPN settings

Step 4. Tap Add VPN

Step 5. Select the type of VPN to add (PPTP, L2TP, L2TP/IPSec PSK VPN, L2TP/IPsec CRT VPN)

Step 6. Fill in VPN details such as VPN name, VPN server, etc. (the required settings will depend on the type of VPN service you use).

How to connect to the VPN

Step 1. Press the Home icon, press Menu, and tap Settings
Step 2. Tap Wireless & networks
Step 3.
Tap VPN settings (take a look above)
Step 4. The VPN connections you have added are now listed
Step 5. Tap the VPN you wish to connect to
Step 6. A dialog box will open asking for your credentials, enter them and touch Connect.

When connected to a VPN, you will see an ongoing notification in the Status bar on your Nexus One.

How to disconnect from the VPN

You simply open the notifications panel at the top of the screen on your Nexus One and click on the VPN notification, then tap Disconnect.


P.S. If you are looking for a VPN for your phone you should check the following VPN services HideMyAssibVPN, NordVPN, ExpressVPN.

How do you connect to VPN on your Google Nexus One? What VPN service do you use? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.

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4 comments… add one
  • willdo Jan 13, 2010

    Dear HideIp Admin,

    Well judging from previous article about google product on hide-ip,they seem to have a problem with providing privacy.Now I very well hope Nexus one/google phone does good on vpn format!

  • kingpin Jan 13, 2010

    Please check and test new VPN on the block,currently they are providing free BETA version.The call themselves ASTRILL.
    I sincerely want your view and suggestion on the link below for instant sign-up…Now really got to try!

  • HideIP Admin Jan 13, 2010

    @kingpin – This is on my do to list. I’ll publish a post about Astrill this week.

  • Anthony Dec 19, 2011

    thanks for the guide now i can connect the vpn!!

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