This guide describes the configuration of the PPTP-Client running on Apple iOS.
While the screenshots of this guide are taken on an iPhone, you can also use it to configure a PPTP connection on the iPad.
Configuration and test runs should be made from an unrestricted WiFi hotspot prior to using the VPN on mobile broadband networks.
Mobile broadband carriers might block VPN traffic on their networks, thus making it hard to debug dysfunctional configurations.
To start with setting up a new VPN connection press the Home button to display the Home Screen and select the Settings application.
Scroll down to the General settings entry and select it.
In the General settings, select the Network item.
To make sure to not use your mobile broadband carrier while setting up the VPN connection for the first time, please turn off the Cellular Data option. Continue by selecting VPN.
Chose to Add VPN Configuration… from the VPN settings.
If you choose to not turn off the proxy settings here, but instead switch to Manual, you can configure our Proxy.
This lets Safari make use of an anonymizing proxy via the VPN. This proxy can only be reached when connected to the VPN.
Although the Encryption Level can be set to Maximum, some iOS versions seem to work improperly with that setting.
Switch to the PPTP tab.
Enter IPredator as a Description. The Server to connect to is pptp.ipredator.se. Please enter your username in the Account field.
Leave the Encryption Level set to Auto.
Make sure to have Send All Traffic turned on.
Turn off Proxy settings.
That is all that needs to be done here so Save these settings. You will return to the VPN settings.
Enable the custom configuration for IPredator and switch VPN to on.
A Status line displays the connection state and shows the connection time.
While the VPN connection is active, a status icon is placed in the Status Bar.
Select the Status line to show detailed information about the ongoing connection.
The currently used Server with its Fully Qualified Domain Name (FQDN) and its IP address is shown, along with the Connect Time.
For debugging purposes it might also be useful to look up the VPN assigned IP address here.
Leave the Status display by selecting the VPN navigation bar button.
To manually turn the VPN on or off, open the Settings application from your Home Screen.
The default VPN configuration is available here as a shortcut.
Without any traffic going through the tunnel the VPN connection will be turned off after a while and needs to be restarted manually again.
For PPTP on the iPhone, reconnecting does not work automatically and cannot be configured to activate when accessing certain network locations.
If you experience any problem after using this guide, please check our Problem Guide and the FAQ first.
An overview of PPTP client settings detailing technical aspects a bit more in depth is also available.
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