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How do I configure and use OpenVPN for my android smartphone?

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To connect OpenVPN for Android smartphone, you need to download and install OpenVPN client, for example Spider VPN. To install OpenVPN, do you know what is OpenVPN and how does it work? OpenVPN is one of the open source software, and anyone can make use this software. And, anyone can modify the function of OpenVPN. When it comes to security, one of the most commonly used VPN software among people is OpenVPN.

Due to its features like extensive support and easy to use, this OpenVPN is widely used by many of them in the world.

How does OpenVPN work?

The OpenVPN works on the client and server that means OpenVPN server connected to the internet and all client computer, mobile, and laptop device that has OpenVPN software can access the internet through the OpenVPN server.

When you’re accessing the internet, all information from internet comes in the form of encrypted manner and vice versa for sending information. In this way, the OpenVPN server provides protection for user’s information.

I hope, from this, you know about OpenVPN and how it works right!! Now, let’s see how to use OpenVPN on Android phone.

How to configure and use OpenVPN on your Android smartphone?

As I said before, to use OpenVPN on your phone, you need to download and install OpenVPN client. First of all, you need to download VPN configuration file for your phone and simply follow the below steps to download VPN configuration files.

Step #1:

Open your mobile browser to look for your VPN configuration files and download it. Your VPN configuration will be named as UIC-netID.ovpn and saved in the default storage directory.

Step #2:

Go to your android google play store and search for the app called ‘OpenVPN client. And, download this app and install it on your phone.

Step #3:

Now, continue the process that mentioned in the first step and find the downloaded configuration VPN file and open it. When you open this configuration file, it will automatically open the OpenVPN.

If it doesn’t open OpenVPN connect automatically, then no problem, open it manually and import the downloaded configuration file. And then continue the following steps.

Step #4:

The OpenVPN connect open the window and ask you to accept the connection. So, click ‘accept’ option to connect OpenVPN.

Step #5:

After that, it shows another window with username and password. Here, enter your username and password. And then, click the connect button.

Step #6:

Now, a small pop-up window appears and asks you about trust this or not. So, choose I trust this application option and click the ok button.

Step #7:

If the OpenVPN is connected, then it shows green mark, and also you will get two notifications about the OpenVPN activation.

That’s all!! Open VPN for Android smartphone is configured and as well as connected to use.

It is very easy to disconnect the OpenVPN; by just open it and click Disconnect button on the window.

How to set up VPN for Android?

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We all know that there are so many serious security risks are associated with the data transferring through the internet. But, we want to keep and share all the information in the secured form, you too right!! So, an Android offers a pleasant surprise for all its users. That is they provide full security with the help of VPN.

Why we need VPN for Android?

Nowadays, Android smartphone is attacked by malware-infected websites and attacked through emails. But, if you have VPN service on your Android phone, then your data is in an encrypted format so no one can read your data. Android VPN helps to unblock restricted websites. While transferring information VPN uses encryption for full protection, so you no need to worry about security. It is the reason why we need VPN for our Android smartphone.

How to set up VPN for Android?

There are so many VPN apps for Android available and among all, you have to download any one for your phone. However, Android is made to have integrated support for PPTP and L2TP VPNs. So, you connect any one of these 2 VPN without getting help by installing any VPN apps.

If you want to connect these two VPN for Android phone, then you can simply follow the below steps to attain it.

Step #1:

Open the setting tab on your phone and click more to get other options.

Step #2:

Click VPN and add new VPN by click the plus symbol on the right side of the window.

Step #3:

In the current window, fill the required details such as the name of the VPN, choose the type of VPN among those 2, and then enter the address of your VPN. After entering all the required details, click ‘save’ option.

Step #4:

It shows another window to fill the username and password. This username and password already sent to your mail id, so check it and enter those details here. And then, save this information for next time use.

Between more than one VPN address, you can switch to any one by using this information. At that period, you no need to fill it again.

Step #5:

That’s all!! VPN is connected, and you will get notification message about this activation. Keep the VPN in active mode for always.

Which VPN is best for android?

When you’re going to use openVPN service for your Android phone, you need VPN apps. As I said before, there are so many apps for Android VPN, so which is best VPN for Android? Here are some of the best VPN you can use on Android.

Sahrzad VPN:

If you want to connect any worldwide VPN servers, then Sahrzad VPN is one of the best choices for you.

VPN Account:

VPN  Account is another secure  VPN for Android phone and with this you can get trusted and as well as a top range of VPN service.

SpiderVPN:

SpiderVPN is a professional VPN and it also very easy to use. By using this Vpn service, you can able to get high standard VPN speed.

Similarly, so many best VPN apps are there for you. Thus, choose any one and install it, if you need openVPN service.

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How to Unblock Line in UAE Dubai

Line is a great Japanese application for instant communications. It works on different electronic devices such as computers, tablets, smart phones.

Besides texts, images, video and audio messages Line offers users free VoIP conversations and video conferences.

This is extremely popular application with over 600 millions of users.

Stickers and games are amazing features of Line.

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Unfortunately Line is blocked in United Arab Emirates as many others VOIP services like Skype, Viber and WhatsApp. The only solution that works to unblock Line in UAE is using a VPN Service.

This is fast and simple way to use Line in United Arab Emirates (Dubai, Abu Dhabi) and others places where Line is blocked.

VPN is a Virtual Private Network. This is a secured virtual tunnel that makes you safe and anonymous in the Internet. VPN masks IP address and lets to avoid all geo restrictions.

So how to use Line in UAE?

Line is mostly used on Android and iOS devices. It is not difficult to make a vpn tunnel on your gadgets to protect your privacy and bypass Internet censorship.

How to use Line on iOS in UAE

Only four simple steps are necessary to make a new vpn channel in your iPhone or iPad.

Find the guide below.

  1. Click Settings > General > VPN
  2. Tap Add VPN Configuration
  3. Select PPTP VPN and enter you VPN account data. You will receive your VPN server, username and password in the e-mail
    Server address must be exactlyas in your account data (without http://, www or any other symbols).
  4. Save your VPN configuration. Once you have created VPN connection you can switch it ON and OFF on the main settings screen

When you are connected to VPN you can enjoy Line without any restrictions.

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How to use Line on Android in UAE

To use Line application on your Android device you need to make a vpn connection between you and vpn server. You do not need any additional software or applications. All you need is make a few simple steps:

  1. Tap Settings
  2. Select Wireless & Networks and tap on VPN
  3. Add VPN Network
  4. Input connection name (Sahrzad VPN), select the type of your VPN connection – PPTP VPN, input VPN server address from your account data.
    Please be carefully – don’t use any additional symbols like spaces, http://, www, / …etc in the server address.
  5. Input your Username and password that you received from VPN account service in e-mail.
    Save it and tap Connect

For connection to vpn server:

  1. Select Home > Menu > Settings
  2. Tap Wireless & networks
  3. Tap VPN settings
  4. The VPN connections you have added are present in the list
  5. Tap the VPN you wish to connect to (Sahrzad VPN)
  6. A dialog box will open asking for your credentials, enter them and click connect

When you are connected to VPN, you will see an ongoing notification in the Status bar on your Android device. If you are disconnected, you will receive a notification and an option to go back to the VPN settings section.

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When you are connected to vpn server you can stay in touch with your friends and family via Line without any limits wherever you are.

 

Originally posted on Sahrzad blog: http://sahrzad.net/blog/unblock-line-uae/

How to Unblock Facetime in Dubai, Abu Dhabi (UAE) on Android

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According to latest investigations the population of United Arab Emirates is over 10 million and about 8 million are expatriates. They come to the country for working.

Most of these people are living far from their friends and family.

Sure, a lot of them are looking for new friends in the UAE.

Where to find new friends in Dubai?

One of the best place where you can find new friends today is Internet. There is a great number of website and services where you can meet people.
Facetime is one of the most popular sites to find friends.
Unfortunately Facetime is blocked in United Arab Emirates (Dubai, Abu Dhabi and others emirates)

How to unblock Facetime in UAE?

There are different options which can be used to access restricted site, such as:

  • Proxy
  • TOR
  • DNS
  • Translation service
  • VPN

VPN or Virtual private network is the most reliable way to unblock Facetime.

Main advantages of using VPN in UAE

  1. It is safe
  2. It is secure
  3. It is absolutely anonymous

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VPN hides your ip address making you invisible for country’s authorities and 100% safe.
On one have you get privacy and security and on the other hand you are completely free and can access any blocked site.
Using VPN is probable the only solution that can guarantee you Internet freedom and on-line security.
Try Spider service today and enjoy your security.
Bypass all limits in the UAE!
You can use Spider vpn on ipad, iphone, Windows pc, MAC, Android devices.

It is easy to setup vpn on Android. Also you can use our free Android application.
Please contact us if you have some questions of if you would like to test our service FOR FREE!

How to Access Blocked sites in UAE in Android?

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Internet filtering in UAE is a serious problem for many people living and visiting this wonderful country. A great number of websites are blocked by the government due to some reasons.

You cannot surf gambling or adult sites while you are in the United Arab Emirates. Any web resources which criticize politics or religion are strictly prohibited. You can find out long lists of sites banned in UAE.

Are there any solutions to avoid these filters?

Sure there are!

And there are many ways to open blocked sites in the Middle East. But today I want to point only the most reliable and safe solution for surfing blocked sites and this is VPN solution.

Via secured encrypted tunnel (which VPN is) you can open any site you need safe and easy. At the same time you can be sure that nobody can monitor what kind of sites you are visiting.

All the traffic is coded inside Virtual Private Network (VPN) so your anonymity is guaranteed while you are using VPN.

Today you can access blocked content even from your Android device. There are many vpn applications available on play market but we strongly recommend you to be careful installing such programs to your device. Of course, most of them will provide you a secure vpn service but also such applications can harm your device or your private info. Do you know for sure what this application do with your data? Especially if this is free vpn application?

The best way to be safe and secure is to setup vpn connection on your device using standard options. VPN is a system feature in any Android gadget so actually you do not need any application to use VPN in UAE.

Follow this simple guide and setup vpn in Android in a few moments!

How to setup VPN in Android

To create new vpn tunnel
1. Click Settings icon

2. Select Wireless & Networks and tap on VPN

3. Tap Add VPN Network

4. Input connection name (Sahrzad VPN), select the type of your VPN connection – PPTP VPN, input VPN server address from your account data.
Please be carefully – don’t use any additional symbols like spaces, http://, www, / …etc in the server address.

5. Input your Username and password that you received from VPN account service in e-mail.
Save it and tap Connect
For connection to vpn server:
Select Home > Menu > Settings
Tap Wireless & networks
Tap VPN settings
The VPN connections you have added are present in the list
Tap the VPN you wish to connect to (Sahrzad VPN)
A dialog box will open asking for your credentials, enter them and click connect
When you are connected to VPN, you will see an ongoing notification in the Status bar on your Android device. If you are disconnected, you will receive a notification and an option to go back to the VPN settings section.

After creating your vpn connection you can switch it on and off on the main settings screen.

See detailed guide here.

Pros and Cons of Open VPN Technology

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If you want to browse the Internet anonymously and simply being secured online, VPN (Virtual Private Network) is without a doubt the best choice. As compared to other methods, VPN offers encrypted web traffic which protects you from undesirable third party. However, there are many types of VPN, and Open VPN is only one of them.

In layman’s term, Open VPN is an open source software application that provides secured virtual connection between two computers at different locations. To achieve secured connection, it uses the OpenSSL encryption library along with other strong security features. Despite being fairly new, it is one of the most preferred VPN protocol.

But before you decide to use it to secure your Internet connection, below are some of the major advantages and disadvantages of Open VPN.

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Pros of Open VPN:

 Strong encryption

Open VPN is known for having a strong encryption, which is considerably better against the NSA (National Security Agency). The OpenSSL encryption library supports a number of cryptographic algorithms including the AES which is known for almost no weakness at all.

 Highly reliable

 Besides being secured, Open VPN is highly reliable, thanks to its capability of allowing for repair or reconfiguration even if the network is down. This means that no drop of packets which means no data will be lost once there is a corruption during the communication.

Works with DD-WRT routers

 This is a great advantage if you want to run your local network on a single VPN account. To be able to achieve this, you will need a DD-WRT supporting router. Thiif done correctly, this free Linux-based firmware upgrade allows you to share a single VPN connection.

 Great community support

 This is pretty obvious because of the extreme popularity of Open VPN. And because it is an open source application, it can be easily be modified. This is why you can easily get support from other users around the globe. And yes, it is very much applicable to mobile phones.

We can recommend a great Open VPN for Android – Spider VPN.

 Cons of Open VPN

 Software required

You will need third party software before you can use Open VPN. You will need it for the authentication of the VPN server. If you are not a techie guy, this might be a problem to you. Although it is pretty easy to install, you might find it complicated to use if you are a beginner.

Possibility of High Latency

In terms of Internet, latency is the time delay of the response in the network, and is therefore a waste of time and can be annoying if you playing online games. And because of the high load in Open VPN, you might encounter this problem depending on your location of your access.

There are other disadvantages of Open VPN, but they are considerably minor. For example, it is quite slower than PPTP (Point-to-Point Tunneling Protocol) and L2TP/IPSec. Some user also note that Open VPN for desktop computers is better than for mobile devices. However, if you are really concern with security and reliability, then you should choose Open VPN.

 

Original: http://sahrzad.net/blog/pros-and-cons-of-open-vpn-technology/

How to Unblock Websites on Android Devices Best Tips 2015

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Without a doubt, the number of smartphone users will continue to increase as time goes by. But still, there are tons of restricted websites, no matter what kind of  device you are using. There are actually different ways to unblock websites; but so far, VPN (Virtual Private Network) is still the best way.

First of all, many offices and schools block websites not only to remove all the distractions at work, but also to control young students from inappropriate content. There are also some countries, particularly in the Middle East that implement very strict Internet censorship. But sometimes, you need to access some restricted websites.

Just like proxy sites, VPN will assign a new IP address for you, hiding your real IP address and geo-location as well. Therefore, you can now browse the Internet anonymously. But with VPN, your data is well-protected because of encryption. This means that almost no third party can intercept your web traffic, even if you are using your smartphone in a public Wi-Fi zone.

If you are an Android device user, there are tons of VPN apps at Google Play Store to choose from. You can easily download the one you like, and the procedures are very easy to follow.  In fact, it can be done within a few minutes only. You will be given choices of web browser and country of origin. And yes, you can choose any country available in the list.

In case you don’t know, Android has a built-in VPN client – PPTP, L2TP/IPsec VPN and Open VPN security protocols. However, PPTP is not stable and least secured. On the other hand, PPTP and L2TP/IPsec VPN are both complicated and may require you to download third party software. This is why you can choose external VPNs.

But while using VPN for Android devices is pretty easy, the hardest part is how to choose which of them are the most applicable to you. To start with, identify the activities you will do while using a VPN. If you will play online games, you will need a tougher VPN to minimize lagging (or the slow response from the server) which is very annoying.

There are also VPNs that offer unlimited bandwidth which are very tempting. However,  you might need to pay additional cost for the bandwidth that you will not use. Avoid also the VPN service providers that keep logs; this can be dangerous because you are not totally secured and the Internet police in strict countries might find you.

You might also be tempted in using free VPNs instead of the paid ones. Obviously, you can save money from using these free services. But if you are really serious in using VPN, investing a small amount money is a better choice. With a paid VPN, you will not be distracted by tons of ridiculous advertisements that will appear everywhere.

In addition, you can be sure of faster response from their customer service and technical support them, simply because you paid for them. Many premium VPN service providers offer various types of security protocols as compared to the free ones. Not to mention, paid VPNs offer faster Internet connection because free VPNs are not obliged to invest in bandwidth.

From Sahrzad’s Blog: http://sahrzad.net/blog/how-to-unblock-websites-on-android-devices-best-tips-2015/

How to open blocked sites in Android tablet or mobile phone

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Problem of Internet censure became more and more topical in many places in the world. Especially in the Middle East. Locals and tourists cannot open blocked sites and use such services like Skype and Viber. And these blocks turn to real problem.

Today we will discuss how to unblock sites on Android so far as in 2015 Android has the largest installed base of all operating systems with over 1.5 billion end users. This is more than Windows, iOS and Mac OS X devices combined.

Top solutions to access blocked sites on Android

Among the most popular solutions to access restricted websites on Android device are :

VPN Application vs VPN Service

VPN Application pros and cons

+ fast and easy in use

+ free to install

+ no technical knowledge are required

– Obsession Advertisins

– Possible Hidden security risks

– Covered payments

– Implicit functions.

VPN Service pros and cons

+ no additions installs needed

+ only Android OS features are used

+ no hidden payments

+ no advertising

+ affordable price

+ no implicit functions

+ 100% safe and secure

– You need to buy vpn account

– You need to create vpn connection by yourself.

Described below must help you to decide what is the best choice for you.

To help you to make a decision we share a simple step by step guide how to setup vpn connection in your Android device without any special applications.

You can be sure that this is absolutely safe!

VPN setup guide for Android device

To make a new vpn tunnel on Android device:

1. Click Settings icon

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2. Select Wireless & Networks and tap on VPN

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3. Tap Add VPN Network

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4. Input connection name (Sahrzad VPN), select the type of your VPN connection – PPTP VPN, input VPN server address from your account data.
Please be carefully – don’t use any additional symbols like spaces, http://, www, / …etc in the server address.

Setup VPN on Android device

5.  Input your Username and password that you received from VPN account service in e-mail.
Save it and tap Connect.

For connection to vpn server:

1.    Select Home > Menu > Settings

2.    Tap Wireless & networks

3.    Tap VPN settings

4.    The VPN connections you have added are present in the list

5.    Tap the VPN you wish to connect to (Sahrzad VPN)

6.    A dialog box will open asking for your credentials, enter them and click connect

When you are connected to VPN, you will see an ongoing notification in the Status bar on your Android device. If you are disconnected, you will receive a notification and an option to go back to the VPN settings section.

Once you have created vpn connection you can switch it on and off on the main settings screen.

Also we are happy to offer you special 30% discount code for Sahrzad visitors!

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Please note that this is a time limited offer! Only till August 1st!

Don’t miss your chance to stay secure and private online and access any blocked website wherever you are!

(it is valid for 6 months and 1 year subscriptions)

 

From Sahrzad’s blog: http://sahrzad.net/blog/how-to-open-blocked-sites-in-android-planshet-or-mobile-phone/

How to Setup VPN in Android

   To setup vpn in your Android device you can simple download our Spider VPN application for Android.
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Also you can setup vpn connection using Android OS settings.

To create new vpn conenction in your Android device you need to do the next:

    1. Click Settings icon

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    2. Select Wireless & Networks and tap on VPN

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    3. Tap Add VPN Network

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      4. Input connection name (Spider VPN), select the type of your VPN connection – PPTP VPN, input VPN server address from your account data.

 

      Please be carefully – don’t use any additional symbols like spaces, http://, www, / …etc in the server address.

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        5.   Input your Username and password that you received from VPN account service in e-mail.

     

      Save it and tap Connect

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    For connection to vpn server:

    1. Select Home > Menu > Settings
    2. Tap Wireless & networks
    3. Tap VPN settings
    4. The VPN connections you have added are present in the list
    5. Tap the VPN you wish to connect to (Spider VPN)
    6. A dialog box will open asking for your credentials, enter them and click connect

    When you are connected to VPN, you will see an ongoing notification in the Status bar on your Android device. If you are disconnected, you will receive a notification and an option to go back to the VPN settings section.

    Once you have created vpn connection you can switch it on and off on the main settings screen.