How To Set Up a VPN for Nokia and Other Symbian Based Phones

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Nokia VPN – To set up a VPN connection for a phone running Symbian OS, like Nokia, is a difficult task. The problem is that Nokia does not provide a PPTP VPN client for their phones, they have an IPSEC client that is quite complicated. Further, a handy solution is SymVPN from Telexy Networks, the only PPTP VPN client for Nokia phones and is available as a free 14 day trial version and cost €24.99.

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SymVPN 1.00 allows you to create a regular Access Point (from the Symbian OS point of view) that can be used in an ordinary manner by any appropriate application that requires an Internet connection.

SymVPN is compatible with the Series 60 3rd Edition phones based on Symbian OS 9.1:

Nokia E-Series: E51, E60, E61, E61i, E63, E65, E66, E70, E71, E90;
Nokia N-Series: N80, N80 Internet Edition, N81, N81 8GB, N82, N91, N91 8GB, N92, N93, N93i, N95, N95 8GB

Thus, it is expected to work with new Samsung G810 and any S60 3.0/3.1 edition devices with WLAN, 3G or WiMAX support. Moreover, it can also be used on S60 3.2 edition devices too (Nokia N78, N79, N85, N96, Samsung INNOV8) with applications that operate with Access Points in 3.0-3.1 editions style.

How To Install SymVPN and Set Up a Nokia VPN Connection

  1. Download the free trial version of the SymVPN on your phone. Follow the installation instructions here. A FAQ is also available.

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    Next, you should see SymVPN installed on your phone:

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  2. Next, you need a VPN account that accepts PPTP connection. Here are several such services: HideMyAss, ibVPN, etc. After you create an account for any of these services you get a server name, username and password.
  3. Download a user guide in pdf format from here that shows step-by-step how to create a new VPN connection.
  4. Where indicated in the instructions enter the server name, user name and password you were provided when you signed up for the PPTP service.symvpn_conn
  5. You can start browsing anonymously with Nokia VPN.

What Do You Think About SymVPN?

Have you used SymVPN? Did you find it useful? What VPN service did you use?

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24 comments… add one
  • ge0rg Sep 3, 2009

    This is great news. I can’t wait to try Symvpn on my Nokia E71!

  • afzalkhan Feb 24, 2010

    symvpn is fucking expansive to afford

  • Milan Mar 2, 2010

    @afzalkhan – Probably you are not aware about market prices for mobile software that is significantly more complicated then average. If €29.95 is expensive for you then feel free to consider another VPN solution for €59.95 – NCP Secure Entry Symbian Client.

  • ruserious? Apr 11, 2010

    Originally Posted By Milan@afzalkhan – Probably you are not aware about market prices for mobile software that is significantly more complicated then average. If â?¬29.95 is expensive for you then feel free to consider another VPN solution for â?¬59.95 – NCP Secure Entry Symbian Client.

  • ruserious? Apr 11, 2010

    Originally Posted By ruserious?

    Originally Posted By Milan@afzalkhan – Probably you are not aware about market prices for mobile software that is significantly more complicated then average. If â?¬29.95 is expensive for you then feel free to consider another VPN solution for â?¬59.95 – NCP Secure Entry Symbian Client.

    Why dont you stop going from site to site and advertising your program?
    cause im aware of market prices and both you and ncp you are charging that much cause of nokia’s fault not having a vpn client and unable to find is somewhere else.

    A reasonable price would be about 10 euro and not a single cent more.
    So go ahead jump from forum to forum and from blog to blog and post about your program (which ive tested i cant make it work and you cant find a solution about it.You even saying it in your site:
    Telexy does NOT guarantee or warrant that

    (a) The software will be completely error-free or fault-free or reliable.
    (b) The software is suitable for a particular purpose.
    (c) The software will meet your requirements.
    (d) The defects in the software will be corrected.
    (e) Internet channel will be 100% available.)

    and you expect people to pay 30 euro for a program that might not work.
    And there is no refund!
    But as i said go ahead and do whatever you can cause real soon it will be a free one in the market, so i wanna see then whos gonna pay you 30 euro

  • Ahmed Apr 14, 2010

    Yes, indeed, SymVPN is the best VPN software for Nokia phones. Works like a charm on my Nokia 5800 XM. However you will need to use SymVPN 2.0 if you have Nokia N97, 5800 or any other latest Nokia phones.
    Saves a lot of money if VPN is your only choice for VoIP calls.

  • rene Apr 30, 2010

    Finally working VPN for Nokia’s phones! Stable work at Nokia 5530. Thank you very much!

  • Akula May 19, 2010

    what i still miss is how to connect to my home vpn server, i dont like to tunnel my traffic to some website. i have openvpn with certificates
    how to do that?

  • rodrigo May 22, 2010

    Originally Posted By Akulawhat i still miss is how to connect to my home vpn server, i dont like to tunnel my traffic to some website. i have openvpn with certificates
    how to do that?

    There is no OpenVPN software for Symbian phones.
    I am using this SymVPN to connect my home and office computers. It works flawlessly on my Nokia N97 phone.

  • neil May 29, 2010

    Why spend 30 bucks for something that Nokia give you for free? Nokia has the mVPN client, which works with services like 12vpn. You also don’t need to do any of those setup steps, just send the xyz.vpn file to your phone and select to install it.

  • saymm Sep 15, 2010

    i cant not connect symVPN and it gives error “operation is timed out” decimal-33 … even i restart my phone but still its not working. any one who could help me out. i am using e71.

  • vincent Oct 23, 2010

    SymVPN 2.00 is working just fine on my Nokia E71 with firmware v.410.21.010.
    I am using SymVPN for VoIP and to access corporate network.

    Check documentation and FAQ, everything is described there. This software is very simple to use and is reliable as well, I have no any problem with it. It is just working silently on my phone. I am using VPN Access Point the same way as a regular one. That is all there is.

  • Rafael Jan 26, 2011

    @rodrigo – Hi Rodrigo, on my Nokia N97 mini the SymVPN didn’t work. I tried almost all the possibilities of configuration, and don’t connect. Could you send to me the server configuration that you are using?

    Thanks. Rafael from Consultoria Linux Team

  • Tony K. Mar 2, 2011

    I’m using SymVPN since 2008. Initially it was on Nokia E72, N97 and it is on my Nokia C6 now. The software works flawlessly all the time.
    Using VPN account from SwissVPN, also using this software for connection to my office and home computers with Windows 2008 and Windows 7 respectively.
    For those who are experiencing any problems. Keep in mind that in many places on Internet you may get a fake software versions that will not work as they are only created to collect your information and send it away. To avoid such problems, make sure to download software directly from developer website. Compare for yourself and you will see that original software is really working just fine.

  • gomobi Jul 24, 2011

    The problem is that the free native mobile VPN client from Nokia only support IPSec protocol, which is not supported by most VPN providers. Here is more detailed instruction: http://is0.eu/nokia4vpn

  • m.k Aug 16, 2011

    tested on Nokia X6. simple configuration takes around 2 minutes. works like a charm.

  • ehsan Aug 26, 2011

    thank you. very useful information it was.

  • vpn4nokia Sep 18, 2011

    The problem of SymVPN is that it is not compatible with the Symbian^3 and later version.

  • dan Oct 12, 2011

    Perfect software, simple configuration, fast and stable work. I’m using it for VoIP and for Remote Desktop access to my home and office computers via SymRDP. Phone Nokia X6.

  • Mike Oct 20, 2011

    @vpn4nokia – It seems more like a Nokia’s problem. Burning platform, you know …

  • Tom Feb 10, 2012

    SymVPN is working very well on my Nokia X6. Fast. Simple. Easy to use.

  • Stive K. Aug 11, 2012

    Thank you very much!
    We were looking for for this VPN software for a long time. We have some amount of Nokia phone users in our company and they need this software badly. It was tested on 8 different phones. It works fast. Configuration is very simple.
    The bottom lime is – we have purchased SymVpn for all 27 Nokia phones in our company.
    Thanks again for this news!

  • ron Oct 1, 2012

    Thank you so much! This VPN works just great on C6 and E5.

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