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March 13, 2005 9:11:01 PM

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Does anyone have expereince of running VPN over GPRS with Cingular? I
am trying to set that up and failing miserably.

I just switched to Cingular so that I could run VPN over GPRS to
access my corporate network. The guy in the store said no problem and
signed my up for the medianet unlimited package.

However, I cannot connect. I have neen in touch with technical support
twice. The first time they told me that it must nbe a problem with my
VPN hosting service. However, they watched their logs as I tried to
access the server and I was not even registering as reaching the VPN
sever.
So back to Cingular technical support and this time they said that
they do not support VPN. I asked him to double check and he said he
had 'asked around' and they deifinitely don't support VPN.

Is any using VPN?

Many thanks.
March 13, 2005 9:11:02 PM

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Exile wrote:

> Does anyone have expereince of running VPN over GPRS with Cingular? I
> am trying to set that up and failing miserably.
>
> I just switched to Cingular so that I could run VPN over GPRS to
> access my corporate network. The guy in the store said no problem and
> signed my up for the medianet unlimited package.
>
> However, I cannot connect. I have neen in touch with technical support
> twice. The first time they told me that it must nbe a problem with my
> VPN hosting service. However, they watched their logs as I tried to
> access the server and I was not even registering as reaching the VPN
> sever.
> So back to Cingular technical support and this time they said that
> they do not support VPN. I asked him to double check and he said he
> had 'asked around' and they deifinitely don't support VPN.
>
> Is any using VPN?
>
> Many thanks.
>
>


Myself and several buds are using VPN on Cingular w/GC82 cards and
MediaNET. As far as Cingular not supporting VPN, what they mean is VPN
is not a service offering specifically listed for any of their rate
plans - which is true. Another truth is, VPN is a tunneling protocol
(IPsec), supported solely by the host devices (via hardware or software)
on each end of the tunnel - which also are neither owned nor supported
by Cingular. Now, according to your problem description, I'd recommend
doing a few pings and traceroutes via GPRS to the IP/Port of the VPN
gateway, using whichever protocol you're expected to use - TCP or UDP.
These results will likely help the VPN gateway admins determine where to
go next. If your VPN gateway is reachable across non-GPRS network
connections, the problem is likely in your PC setup. Firewall?

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jer
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March 14, 2005 1:34:53 AM

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Thanks, knowing that some folks can make it work, I'll try some more.
Otherwise I was about to switch to T-Mobile.

I have limited capability to run diagnosotics from the client side as
it is a phone not a PC, I can ping but that's about it..

Thanks.



On Sun, 13 Mar 2005 14:58:47 -0600, Jer <gdunn@airmail.ten> wrote:

>Exile wrote:
>
>> Does anyone have expereince of running VPN over GPRS with Cingular? I
>> am trying to set that up and failing miserably.
>>
>> I just switched to Cingular so that I could run VPN over GPRS to
>> access my corporate network. The guy in the store said no problem and
>> signed my up for the medianet unlimited package.
>>
>> However, I cannot connect. I have neen in touch with technical support
>> twice. The first time they told me that it must nbe a problem with my
>> VPN hosting service. However, they watched their logs as I tried to
>> access the server and I was not even registering as reaching the VPN
>> sever.
>> So back to Cingular technical support and this time they said that
>> they do not support VPN. I asked him to double check and he said he
>> had 'asked around' and they deifinitely don't support VPN.
>>
>> Is any using VPN?
>>
>> Many thanks.
>>
>>
>
>
>Myself and several buds are using VPN on Cingular w/GC82 cards and
>MediaNET. As far as Cingular not supporting VPN, what they mean is VPN
>is not a service offering specifically listed for any of their rate
>plans - which is true. Another truth is, VPN is a tunneling protocol
>(IPsec), supported solely by the host devices (via hardware or software)
>on each end of the tunnel - which also are neither owned nor supported
>by Cingular. Now, according to your problem description, I'd recommend
>doing a few pings and traceroutes via GPRS to the IP/Port of the VPN
>gateway, using whichever protocol you're expected to use - TCP or UDP.
>These results will likely help the VPN gateway admins determine where to
>go next. If your VPN gateway is reachable across non-GPRS network
>connections, the problem is likely in your PC setup. Firewall?
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March 23, 2005 8:16:02 PM

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In <e509311h7nrdh2ucs381cjhoenrerq557e@4ax.com> on Sun, 13 Mar 2005 18:11:01
GMT, Exile <idonthinkso@neverland.org> wrote:

>Does anyone have expereince of running VPN over GPRS with Cingular? I
>am trying to set that up and failing miserably.
>[SNIP]

For what it's worth, I'm using SSH tunneling over Cingular GPRS.

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Anonymous
July 10, 2005 2:35:39 AM

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yes you can run VPN over the Cingular network. I believe that you
needa regular media package for pc card, pda connect or blacberry not
media net to do this.


On Sun, 13 Mar 2005 18:11:01 GMT, Exile <idonthinkso@neverland.org>
wrote:

>
>Does anyone have expereince of running VPN over GPRS with Cingular? I
>am trying to set that up and failing miserably.
>
>I just switched to Cingular so that I could run VPN over GPRS to
>access my corporate network. The guy in the store said no problem and
>signed my up for the medianet unlimited package.
>
>However, I cannot connect. I have neen in touch with technical support
>twice. The first time they told me that it must nbe a problem with my
>VPN hosting service. However, they watched their logs as I tried to
>access the server and I was not even registering as reaching the VPN
>sever.
>So back to Cingular technical support and this time they said that
>they do not support VPN. I asked him to double check and he said he
>had 'asked around' and they deifinitely don't support VPN.
>
>Is any using VPN?
>
>Many thanks.
>
Anonymous
July 10, 2005 10:11:37 AM

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I run SSH over Cingular Media Works.

In <8921d199gk8pklfcelg20cf0kpoc5o02q5@4ax.com> on Sat, 09 Jul 2005 22:35:39
-0400, psychologically unstable <psycho@bellevue.com> wrote:

>yes you can run VPN over the Cingular network. I believe that you
>needa regular media package for pc card, pda connect or blacberry not
>media net to do this.
>
>On Sun, 13 Mar 2005 18:11:01 GMT, Exile <idonthinkso@neverland.org>
>wrote:
>
>>
>>Does anyone have expereince of running VPN over GPRS with Cingular? I
>>am trying to set that up and failing miserably.
>>
>>I just switched to Cingular so that I could run VPN over GPRS to
>>access my corporate network. The guy in the store said no problem and
>>signed my up for the medianet unlimited package.
>>
>>However, I cannot connect. I have neen in touch with technical support
>>twice. The first time they told me that it must nbe a problem with my
>>VPN hosting service. However, they watched their logs as I tried to
>>access the server and I was not even registering as reaching the VPN
>>sever.
>>So back to Cingular technical support and this time they said that
>>they do not support VPN. I asked him to double check and he said he
>>had 'asked around' and they deifinitely don't support VPN.
>>
>>Is any using VPN?
>>
>>Many thanks.
>>

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Best regards, HELP FOR CINGULAR GSM & SONY ERICSSON PHONES:
John Navas <http://navasgrp.home.att.net/#Cingular&gt;
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