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Manual VPN Setup for Android

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Android PPTP Setup

 
  1. From the home screen, find the 'Settings' app, and open it. If you don't have it on your home screen, you can tap the application drawer at the bottom, search for the 'Settings' app and open it.
  2. Once the 'Settings' app is open, scroll to the top and click 'More' under the 'Wireless & networks' category.
  3. In the 'More' settings, tap 'VPN.'
  4. You will see the VPN settings window; from here you will need to create a new VPN setup by tapping the (+) symbol in the top right.
  5. Once you tap the (+) symbol, an 'Edit VPN Profile' dialog will appear. Fill in the form field with the following information:
    • Enter a custom name for the VPN
    • Select 'PPTP' for 'Type'
    • For the 'Server address' form field, fill in the desired server from our server list
    • Leave 'PPP encryption (MPPE)' enabled, and click the 'SAVE' button located in the bottom right.
  6. If you click the newly created VPN connection, a login window will popup. Fill in your Usenetserver username and password in the form fields, select the ‘Save account information’ checkbox if you don't want to type it each time you initiate the connection, and click 'CONNECT.'
  7. You should now be connected to the VPN. You can verify your connection by looking for the key icon in your notifications at the top of your device. If you get a connection error, confirm that you've entered your username and password correctly. If that fails, contact our support team for further assistance, making sure to provide our team with any error or warning messages shown in the status indicator.
  8. To disconnect, tap on the connected VPN in your VPN settings.
 

Android L2TP Setup

 
  1. From the home screen, find the 'Settings' app and open it. If you don't have it on your home screen, you can tap the application drawer at the bottom, search for the 'Settings' app to open it.
  2. Once the 'Settings' app is open, scroll to the top and tap 'More' under the 'Wireless & networks' category.
  3. Under the 'More' option in settings, tap 'VPN.'
  4. The VPN settings dialog will appear. You will need to create a new VPN configuration by tapping the (+) symbol in the top right.
  5. Once you tap the (+) symbol, an 'Edit VPN Profile' window will pop-up. You will need to fill in the form fields with the following information:
    • Choose a name for the VPN that makes sense to you
    • Select 'L2TP/IPSec PSK' for 'Type'
    • For the 'Server address' field, fill in the server you would like to connect to from our server list
    • Fill in the IPSec pre-shared key with 'vpn' minus the quotes
    • Tap the 'SAVE' in the bottom right
  6. To connect, tap the newly created VPN connection and you will be presented with a login window. Fill in your Usenetserver username and password in the form fields, select the 'Save account information' checkbox if you don't want to type it each time you initiate the connection, and tap 'CONNECT.'
  7. You should now be connected to the VPN. You can verify your connection by looking for the key icon in your notifications at the top of your device. If you get a connection error, confirm that you've entered your username and password correctly. If that fails, contact our support team for further assistance, making sure to provide our team with any error or warning messages shown in the status indicator.
  8. To disconnect, tap on the connected VPN in your VPN settings.
 

Android OpenVPN Setup

 
  1. Download the OpenVPN Connect app from the Play Store.
  2. If your Android device can unzip files, you can download the uns_configs.zip file containing our .ovpn files directly from here.
    • Alternatively, you can use a computer to download our .ovpn files from our site here, and unzip the servers configuration files. 
    • You can then email the server's .ovpn files to your Android device, or plug the Android device into your computer to move the files over.
  3. Launch the OpenVPN Connect app and choose 'OVPN Profile' to connect with the .ovpn files you now have on your device.
 
  1. Locate where you downloaded the .ovpn file from step 2, select it, and then hit the 'IMPORT' button.
  1. Enter your Username, followed by @usenetserver (ex: username@usenetserver) and then enter your Password(Check the 'Save' box if you don't want to enter the password each time you connect) an.
  1. Click the 'Connect' button at the bottom and hit 'continue' on the Select Certificate popup.
  1. To disconnect, you can tap the green bar in the profile to set it back to a disconnected state. If you are looking at the status of the connection, simply click the 'DISCONNECT' button.


  1. If you wish to add another server, you can repeat instructions starting at #5 to import another .opvn file.

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