Android VPN Apps Resources and Configuration Guide

By Steve McFarlane

Here are some of the best Android VPN apps, configuration guides and resources we could find.

1 VPN – Connect in 1 Tap

This app seeks to make it possible for users to have multiple VPN accounts and to easily connect to each without having to enter a password each time. ‘1 VPN’ allow you to establish a VPN connection with a single tap. In addition, the Tasker/Locale plug-in feature lets you establish automatic VPN connections. The app also supports some protocols that you don’t find in many VPN apps, including PPTP, L2TP and L2TP/IPSec.

Features:

  • Supports multiple VPN accounts.
  • Save username/passwords for easy sign on
  • VPN widget that allows one tap connect and disconnect
  • Automatic reconnection, when connection is lost
  • “Keep alive pings”
  • Add shortcut to start/restart a specific VPN
  • Connect automatically, using Tasker/Locale plug-in
  • Import/export VPN profile allows for easy backup and large-scale deployment
  • Supports: PPTP, L2TP, L2TP/IPSec CRT (L2TP secrets and IPSec PSK are not supported). You can still use this 1 VPN to save the password, but you have to connect via the Android VPN app.

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PandaPow VPN Android VPN app

If you are looking for a way to browse the web without being restricted by firewalls and content filters, you may be interested in the PandaPow VPN client.  Because the software hides the IP address of your smart phone and computer behind the PandaPow servers, you will appear to websites as surfing from the US. Therefore, content filters and firewalls won’t be able to detect what kind of web related content you are accessing.

The choice of name for this app (Panda…) gives a clear indication as to the censored market that this app is aimed at, but it will serve anyone who wants to surf anonymously.

The app is not cheap though, if you want to cover your tracks with this app you will need to spend from $9 per month to $84 per year for the service. QR Code

Android VPN Limitations

There are some limitations that Android natively places on VPN solutions. If you need help getting your VPN to work or need to inform yourself of some of the limitations of VPN on Android, have a look at this resource: How to set up a VPN server for Android Clients.

For more hands-on approach to configuring IPSec on your Android have a look at the following video:

How to setup VPN on Android – L2TP

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