VPN connection NOT working on 4G (works on Wifi)

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triwaves
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Re: VPN connection NOT working on 4G (works on Wifi)

Post by triwaves » Mon Apr 03, 2017 7:04 pm

Kipperkahn wrote:

> It is not a provider issue as i have tried a Telus and Bell Sim in the
> toughbook.
>
> Anyone have any ideas.

Actually it may be a provider issue - common to many cellular providers - and that is that they NAT your cellular modem on a private (non-routable) network. So you may browse network no problem , but trying to reach back to a private network address is challenging and you can't forward ports easily (or at all)

I have been playing with this and using SecureNAT works on a Verizon router I have, but the only way I can connect to the Server behind a Verizon cell connection is using the Windows Softether client. This works pretty well, but because of the private IP I am not able to make Android OpenVPN client or built in Windows client work.

Any other ideas from anybody else? I would love to get better functionality for this cellular case also :)

Thanks

thisjun
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Re: VPN connection NOT working on 4G (works on Wifi)

Post by thisjun » Thu Apr 13, 2017 5:35 am

Does the VPN server run on the toughbook?

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