Information Services

Android

Instructions for configuring the built-in VPN client on your Android device.

Configure the VPN connection​

  • From the Home screen go to "Settings", then under "Wireless & Networks" touch "More...".
Settings

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Touch "VPN".
Wireless & networks

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Touch "+" to add a new VPN connection.
Add VPN

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • For "Name" enter e.g. "UoE L2TP VPN".
  • For "Type" select "L2TP/IPSec PSK".
  • For "Server address" enter: "vpn2.net.ed.ac.uk".
  • For "IPSec preshared key" enter "playfair".
Edit VPN profile

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Touch "Save" to apply the configuration. Your newly configured VPN should now be listed.
  • Connect to the VPN service

    To connect to the newly configured VPN service, touch the entry in the list of VPNs.

    VPN configured

     

     

     

     

     

     

  • For "Username" enter your UUN.
  • For "Password:" enter the password which you specified when you registered for the Wireless and VPN service.
  • Ensure "Save account information" is NOT checked.
Connect to VPN

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Touch "Connect".
  • The entry in the VPN list should show as "Connecting..."
VPN connected

 

 

 

 

 

  • The status will change to "Connected" when authentication is successful and a key icon should appear in the status bar.
VPN activated

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Disconnect from the VPN service

  • From the Home screen go to "Settings", then under "Wireless & Networks" touch "More...".
  • Touch "VPN".
  • Touch the connected entry in the list of VPNs.
  • Touch "Disconnect".