Android VPN

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Starting with Android 4.0, the ability to connect to an IPSEC VPN has been built in to the OS. This guide was made off of a mostly stock version of Android 4.2.2 on a Nexus4. Not every phone's setup will be the same as this guide, however most phones will be similar enough to this setup that you should be able to work it out.

1 Open System Preferences and click on More... choice under "Wireless & Networks"
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2 Click on VPN choice
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3 If you do not have Lock Screen Security set up already, it will ask you to set it up now. The typical choices are a PIN or an unlock pattern
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4 Click the + at the top of your screen and fill out the menus as shown. Enter "zippy" as the IPSec pre-shared key. Click Save when you are done.
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5 Click on Akron (or whatever you named your VPN) and enter your ID and password. Choose the option to save your login information if you want.
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6 Once your VPN is connected, you will get a key icon in your notification bar. If you pull down the bar you will get a "VPN activates" choice. If you wish to disconnect from the VPN, click this.
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VPN for Samsung devices