Can I access the internet through VPN with my 3G USB dongle?

Sunil October 8, 2011

If a device has feature of adding a VPN (Virtual Private Network), then can a 3G USB dongle be configured to access Internet through that device?

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  2. TylerMorgan
    March 12, 2012 at 5:50 am

    You can normally buy a usb dongle which has a sim card and you buy air
    time wit hit as well say 2 gig depending how much your going to use.
    Assuming there is coverage in her area

  3. Pacific033
    February 3, 2012 at 11:22 am

    carry your data to the shop from where u bought the tablet , ask him to talk to the samsung or sony or hcl etc.. brand marketing executive and connect the data card to tha tablet and take the settings then and there itself.

  4. vivek
    October 21, 2011 at 7:32 am

    Sunil, Did you get any solution for your problem?
    Can you share me your email id at

    • Sunil
      October 29, 2011 at 4:17 am

      you may add me in facebook

      • Ashokraj Rel
        February 2, 2012 at 5:04 am

        hi sunil
        I am facing same problem with my tab. Have you find out a solution? Can you elbrate the steps here or can you mail me in

  5. Mjevolve
    October 12, 2011 at 7:46 am

    if you turn on the VPN , 
    the traffic would be routed through it or else nothing ,,, :)

    • Sunil
      October 15, 2011 at 6:31 pm

      hiThanks for extra elaborationActually using donge would be better in terms of cost-effectivenessHow to connect dongle to net after plugging it into the tablet's usb socket?After the device drivers are also updated , internet access through the dongle can be estabilished through which settings in tablet's connectivity section? Enumerate the procedure after selecting the connectivity setting

  6. Sunil
    October 11, 2011 at 3:42 am


    Thanks again Mjevolve for your reply and interest in my question

    Can you please tell me that in Android 2.2 tablet ( HCL ME AM7A ) with usb socket , how to access Internet through a usb internet dongle

    • James Bruce
      October 11, 2011 at 7:51 am

      Please ask a new question sunil, as this is now completely unrelated to your original question and the title will not draw any new answers. 

      However, to answer your question: no, you can't. You can only connect a USB EVDO to that tablet. 

    • Mjevolve
      October 11, 2011 at 8:10 am

      the tablet supports 3G , 
      get a mobile connection SIM with 3G activated and you can easily access the internet .

      if its via USB , is that dongle SIM operated or does it directly connect with your ISP .
      you have to make sure , the USB is supported by the tablet or download support drivers from the device help site ..
      and then follow your Operators instructions for the required settings to enable internet access  ....

      • Sunil
        October 12, 2011 at 5:33 am

        After updating drivers of the device , internet access through usb dongle is processed through apn or vpn settings?

        • James Bruce
          October 13, 2011 at 3:41 pm

          Irrelevant. You wont find device drivers for it, its a android tablet, not a computer. 

      • Sunil
        October 15, 2011 at 6:31 am


        Thanks for extra elaboration

        Actually using donge would be better in terms of cost-effectiveness

        How to connect dongle to net after plugging it into the tablet's usb socket?
        After the device drivers are also updated , internet access through the dongle can be estabilished through which settings in tablet's connectivity section? Enumerate the procedure after selecting the connectivity setting


        • Mjevolve
          October 15, 2011 at 7:33 pm

          you have to consult your ISP for the settings .

          call up their customer care and tell your Operating system to them and you would like to enable access to internet on this device via the ISP's dongle .

          they would then guide you on the steps required to configure the tablet correctly .

  7. Mjevolve
    October 9, 2011 at 5:46 am

    hello sunil ,
    yes you sure can .
    as i said , you just need an internet connection . no  matter whether its via USB Dongle or via a DSL Cable .
    after enabling internet access on a computer , you can set up a VPN connection .

    VPN connection is a software thing , it wouldnt matter what type of hardware is enabling the internet access to the WWW on a computer ...

    now depends whether you want to join a preexisting VPN connection i.e. outgoing VPN
    allow access to your computer and connect your personal computers to the network .say your home pc's or your business pc's and for this you need to allow , incoming VPN .

    here are the detailed and simple  instructions for setting up either --

    Set up a virtual private network in a few simple steps. (  )

    and if you want to access the internet via already existing VPN service like the Anchor VPN  ( free  -   )   or many other paid ones ,
    just follow the instructions on the service's website and you are good to go .

    first make up your mind , whether you want to set up your own VPN for your computers or join an already existing VPN connection of your company or friends or the commercial ones like i mentioned and follow the instructions .

    hope the info helps ..

    tell if you need more help ...

  8. Sunil
    October 9, 2011 at 3:16 am


    Thanks Mjevolve for the answer

    I am using HCL ME AM7A tablet which has feature of adding or setting a VPN

    I have a usb dongle with which I connect laptop to internet

    Can I access internet also on the tablet using the dongle ( Tata Photon ) and tablet's usb socket

    • James Bruce
      October 9, 2011 at 7:38 am

      You may not actually be able to use that 3g dongle with a tablet, unless it provides drivers of some sort. This isnt really a question a VPN, so much as "can i use a usb 3g internet dongle with my niche tablet?"

  9. Mjevolve
    October 8, 2011 at 9:51 pm

    hello sunil ,
    first make sure you understand what a VPN connection is . ( )

    simple put , you access the internet not directly but rather through another network . the Virtual Private Network .

    you just need a basic net connectivity to enable a VPN connection .
    it can be through 3G , Cable , Dial Up , DSL ......

    set up a VPN for your personal computers in the office or at home
    you use the already existing VPN servers , Free and Paid ..

    hope it clarifies your doubt .

    tell if you need more help ...

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