We recently came across an issue with a client we support that uses a PPTP VPN that we setup to connect remotely to their server.  The hardware being used to establish this connection is the Samsung 4g LTE Hotspot.  When the PPTP VPN connection attempts to establish a connection with the remote server, (PPTP VPN from Windows 7 to a Windows Server 2008) fails to complete the connection.  Prior to this, the client was able to tether succesfully using the Verizon Thunderbolt or other Verizon USB Wi-Fi devices.  This happens regardless of whether the network is LTE or 3G. We haven’t yet had a chance to packet trace to see what Verizon is filtering/corrupting in the traffic. Verizon technical support has confirmed that it is a firmware issue that needs to be resolved – an upadate is due to be released sometime in the next quarter.  Until then, if your organization uses a VPN to connect remotely, the Samsung 4g LTE Hotspot might not be the best choice.


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Related Posts

News in IT

Comcast blocking Torrents?! – here's a solution

I noticed I could no longer download anything from my favorite torrent client FrostWire.  Upon further research, it appears Comcast is implementing technology to block this traffic.  Sparing you the technical details, you can use Read more…

Tech Tips

Wired internet without running wires- Ethernet over power lines

I recently implemented this at my house where running a physical ethernet cable for internet was not possible but required for a workstation my wife needed for work.  You plug this into your router and Read more…

Microsoft

SharePoint 2013- URLs you need to know

(Remember for SharePoint 2013 you might want to add “15” after “/_layouts/” but if you don’t SharePoint will take care of that for you) .. Also some of these are turned off on Office 365 Read more…