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Public PDP required for VPN? $1.99 SBC FreedomLink avail?

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Anonymous
August 10, 2005 6:41:03 AM

Archived from groups: alt.cellular.cingular (More info?)

Hello,

I just purchased a Cingular Sony Ericson CG83 Edge/GPRS PC Card for working
remotely. While on the road, I need access to my office network and intend
to use an IPSEC VPN Client (probably Safenet's) on my laptop in order to
connect to the office.

Cingular is mumbling about my needing to send them an email requesting that
they add something called "Public PDP" to my account and to tell them my
office's Internet connection IP address for my VPN gateway device.

Does any of this sound correct or is the request only necessary if I use the
Cingular Edge/Wi-Fi client software built-in VPN feature (the client VPN
property tab).

Finally, anyone know if SBC's FreedomLink is also available to Cingular
customers for $1.99/mo as it is to SBC DSL customers?

Thanks in advance for contributing your time and expertise to reply!! :-)
Anonymous
August 10, 2005 8:29:52 AM

Archived from groups: alt.cellular.cingular (More info?)

nospamjunketc@earthlink.net wrote:
> I just purchased a Cingular Sony Ericson CG83 Edge/GPRS PC Card for
> working remotely. While on the road, I need access to my office network
> and intend to use an IPSEC VPN Client (probably Safenet's) on my laptop
> in order to connect to the office.

Have you tried it?

> Cingular is mumbling about my needing to send them an email requesting
> that they add something called "Public PDP" to my account and to tell
> them my office's Internet connection IP address for my VPN gateway
> device.

They might be offering a participating VPN from your device to their
server, and then non-VPN from their server to some other site, like your
office. I don't know if Cellular offers such a thing. Boingo offers VPN
for their WiFi hotspots, as does Sonic.net. That doesn't sound like what
you want. I don't think you need to ask them for anything.

> Does any of this sound correct or is the request only necessary if I use
> the Cingular Edge/Wi-Fi client software built-in VPN feature (the client
> VPN property tab).

My Nortel Contivity Client works fine with my Cingular V551 tethered to my
PC. I didn't ask Cellular about it, I just connected, using the same
client and setup as I would normally use wired or wifi.

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