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EPFL VPN on the iPhone

My phone provider doesn't provide any data plan, I am however able to surf the web and check my e-mails on the go with my iPhone at high speed, for free and in a lot of places in Switzerland. How? Thanks to the integrated VPN client on the iPhone and the partnership of EPFL with several hotspots providers. As explained on the page SWITCHmobile : PWLAN, all wi-fi hotspots from Monzoon, TPN, TheNet and Swisscom are accessible for free for all EPFL members. Swisscom provides for example hotspots in all major railway stations, like Lausanne CFF station. Very handy! The screenshot below shows how to configure the iPhone VPN.
Posted by François Bonzon on Saturday 20 October 2007 at 1:01
Comments
Hi - do the same settings apply for gen 2 iphones?
and is the account simply the sciper number?
thank you,
olli
Posted by Oliver Kannape on Thursday 14 August 2008 at 14:54
The account is your sciper / user name and for iPhone 3G, gen 2, it works as well..I juste tried!
Posted by Dimitri Marko on Monday 25 August 2008 at 19:31
For some odd reason I have to re-type the password every couple of weeks, but then it works perfectly.
Posted by Johannes Rüter on Monday 20 October 2008 at 16:38
Le VPN EPFL fonctionne aussi à l'aéroport Paris Charles de Gaulle, trop cool! Ça tombe bien, j'ai justement 4 heures à tuer en attendant l'avion...
Posted by François Bonzon on Thursday 18 December 2008 at 10:42
Hi,
i know this used to work with my iPhone 3G, but it seems that it no longer works with the most recent iOS on iPhone 4.

Could you please update this image in order to show correct information ?

Thank you :)
Posted by Alex Unnervik on Monday 4 October 2010 at 22:40
The settings can be found here:
http://network.epfl.ch/vpn/L2TP/iPhone/

works on the latest iOS operating system.
Posted by Matthew Rudolf on Sunday 3 April 2011 at 12:06
@Mathew Rudolf: The settings you point to say to connect to public-epfl. I guess there is no such network on non-epfl places. How is it called there? Thanks for posting it anyway!
Posted by Mario Moacir Deuss on Sunday 15 May 2011 at 17:46