VPN that works with Fido data on Android?

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VPN that works with Fido data on Android?

Because Fido is on IPv6 I can't seem to find a VPN that works on their network. Has anyone had any success? I'd like to leave the VPN on 24/7, for both LTE and WiFi, and automatically switch between the two.

 

I'm on a Pixel XL.

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Re: VPN that works with Fido data on Android?

Hey @Madman

 

Welcome to the Community Smiley 

 

To use a VPN, you would need a routable public IP address. That's something we offer as an add-on for $5/month with a one-time setup fee of $20.

 

If that's something you'd need to add to your account, you can simply contact us to set it up. 

 

Hope that helps! 

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Re: VPN that works with Fido data on Android?

Hey @Madman

 

Welcome to the Community Smiley 

 

To use a VPN, you would need a routable public IP address. That's something we offer as an add-on for $5/month with a one-time setup fee of $20.

 

If that's something you'd need to add to your account, you can simply contact us to set it up. 

 

Hope that helps! 



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Re: VPN that works with Fido data on Android?

Thanks for the quick reply Pamela. I now have the routable IP feature on my mobile account. Is there anything in particular I need to do to make use of it, like a different APN or something?

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Re: VPN that works with Fido data on Android?

Actually, I think I found the solution. I was connecting with OpenVPN over UDP which wasn't working very well. When I switched to TCP instead, everything seems to work fine.

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Re: VPN that works with Fido data on Android?

Glad it's working @Madman Smiley 

 

The APN would indeed be different, it should be publicip.apn or vpn.com.

 

Don't hesitate if ever you have any other questions. 



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Re: VPN that works with Fido data on Android?

Does the fact that it is functioning properly without use of the publicip.apn imply that the routable IP feature is not actually required as you first suggested?

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Re: VPN that works with Fido data on Android?

Hey @Madman

 

Depending on the type of VPN you want to use, the routable IP address may or may not be necessary.  In most cases, this feature is used to connect to a corporate VPN network.

 

If this is not what you are connecting to, you should be good without the feature.  You can contact us using any of the method you'll find here to remove the option.  Alternatively, we can send you a PM and remove the option for you.

 

Let us know what you'd like to do! Smiley



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