24-07-2012 09:39 PM
When my phone had gingerbread, I was able to create a new APN using vfinternet.au, which allowed me to connect to a server via VPN when using the phone as a wireless hotspot.
When I installed ICS, this functionality "broke" - it sometimes let me create the new apn, but it would disappear by itself, and do several other strange things. I was hooping that last weeks mainenance update would solve this, but it seems this isn't the case. While I can create a new APN, and select it as the active APN, as soon as I try and access the internet in any way the phona automatically switches back to the default apn.
I have raised this issue previously, and spoke to someone from VF who didn't know what the problem may be. Given the problem is still there after the latest update, is it possible to put some resources into fixing this. This is functionality that I need regularly, and which worked on my phone when I bought it. It worked fine until the day I installed ICS, and hasn't worked since.
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25-07-2012 07:59 PM
We've run a couple of tests here on a GALAXY S2 running Android 4.0.3 and haven't been able to replicate what you're seeing. For us it has stuck with the new APN for both on-device data access and when being used as a wireless hotspot.
Are you able to test the new APN without the VPN being set up on your handset? Make sure you've got the VPN settings handy to re-configure it afterwards.
If that doesn't bring any luck, a factory reset will be the next step, but let me know how you travel after disabling the VPN.
The issue isn't across all devices, but it certainly looks to be affecting yours. We'll stick with you and see it through
25-07-2012 09:40 PM
I think you misunderstand what I'm trying to achieve, so I'll explain.
I want to use my S2 as a wireless access point, so I cann access the internet from a notebook, a netbook, and an ipad when I am not at home. This works fine using the default apn.
I also have a need to create a vpn connection from my notebook / netbook into various customers Windows servers, while connected to the internet using the phone as a wireless hotspot. I'm not setting up a vpn connection on the phone. The phone is supplying the internet connection for my notebook.
There is a known issue with using vpn through the default apn connection - it doesn't work, and as far as I can tell it never has. However, in gingerbread, I could create a new apn for vfinternet.au, and when using that apn I could connect to a vpn connection.
Since upgrading to ICS, this no longer works. It doesn't work on either of my galaxy S2 phones, both of which are now ICS. It stopped working when I upgarded to ICS. I have already done a factory reset on both phones in an attempt to fix the exchange email issues introduced by ICS, but this didn't fix anything, just cost me a lot of time to reinstall stuff.
The latest maintenance release has all but fixed the exchange issue, but not the apn problem. There is a previous thread on this, but there was no resolution.
25-07-2012 10:46 PM
I've just tried doing the same settings on a brand new out of the box Galaxy S2 with ICS 4.03 (but not the maintenance update, and I'm having the same problem. It lets me create the vfinternet.au apn, and select it, but as soon as I run internet it reverts to the original apn, and my vpn connection won't work. This is 3 phones doing the same thing.
Can you please give me a step by step guide, as well as the full settings for vfinternet.au?
25-07-2012 11:28 PM
umm ok if this is a stupid answer just laugh at me and call me an idiot but is there an option to save settings??? or are you just exiting by pressing the back key??
26-07-2012 06:52 PM
No, I've been saving the setting. It looks like this is sorted now - when creating the new apn just gic=ve it a name & the apn setting, and don't change anything else. I was changing the apn type, as I was told to under GB. Have just tested after talking to VF & it seems to be working fine.
27-07-2012 08:12 AM
It looks like this is sorted now - when creating the new apn just gic=ve it a name & the apn setting, and don't change anything else. I was changing the apn type, as I was told to under GB. Have just tested after talking to VF & it seems to be working fine.
Awesome news and great find, thanks for letting us know.
I'll let the team here know who are looking into it, if it creeps back up, let me know!