How to Set up VPN on The Motorola DROID 2

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More and more users are concerned about their privacy while browsing on mobile devices. The simplest and the best way to deal with this problem is to use a VPN service. This is why I start a new category of posts that briefly presents how to setup a VPN connection on the most popular cell phones. Learn about Motorola Droid 2 VPN setup.

Today, Motorola DROID 2. It comes with Android 2.1 and includes support for Virtual Private Network (VPN) connectivity. Here a step by step tutorial that shows how to setup a VPN connection.

Motorola Droid 2 VPN setup

Firstly, add a new VPN connection:

  • Press the Home icon, press Menu, and tap Settings
  • Tap Wireless & networks
  • Tap VPN settings

  • Tap Add VPN

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

  • Fill in VPN details such as VPN name, VPN server, etc (the required settings will depend on the type of VPN selected)

Connecting to the VPN:

  • Press the Home icon, press Menu, and tap Settings (figure 1 above)
  • Tap Wireless & networks
  • Tap VPN settings (figure 2 above)
  • The VPN connections you have added are now listed
  • Tap the VPN you wish to connect to
  • A dialog box will open asking for your credentials, enter them and touch connect

Disconnecting from the VPN:

Simply open the notifications panel at the top of the screen on your Motorola DROID 2 and click on the VPN notification, then tap Disconnect.


Why type of VPN service should you use?

When you choose a VPN service to use it with your phone make sure it allows PPTP or L2TP connections. Here are some services that I recommend:

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3 comments… add one
  • Sep 26, 2010

    Excellent tutorial. just what i needed. One question by the way: Should I check the “Enable L2TP Secret” or not?

  • HideIP Admin Sep 27, 2010

    @ – If the VPN you use accepts L2TP connections then yes. If it does not, do not check it.

  • Sep 28, 2010

    Thanks for the quick answer. Keep up the good work 😉

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