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Network Adminstrators-I can't use my VPN on the free company wifi..why not?

 
Anonymous Coward
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11/23/2017 07:31 PM
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Network Adminstrators-I can't use my VPN on the free company wifi..why not?
I use a VPN on my android phone and laptop all the time, except at work. For some reason none of my devices are able to connect when I'm running my VPN at work. I've also encountered this problem at a few other places that offer free wifi. My questions are:

1. Is there a simple work around to skirt their efforts?
2. Why would they not want a VPN being used on their wifi?

VPN's are supposed to be good, right?
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11/23/2017 07:34 PM
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Re: Network Adminstrators-I can't use my VPN on the free company wifi..why not?
They probably have it set up so the server refuses the connection from unknown ipís/ip range
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11/23/2017 07:37 PM
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Re: Network Adminstrators-I can't use my VPN on the free company wifi..why not?
They are liable if a VPN is used on their guest network to do something illegal.
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11/23/2017 07:37 PM
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Re: Network Adminstrators-I can't use my VPN on the free company wifi..why not?
Port is blocked
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11/23/2017 07:41 PM
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Re: Network Adminstrators-I can't use my VPN on the free company wifi..why not?
They probably have it set up so the server refuses the connection from unknown ipís/ip range
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 72213874


This makes a lot of sense and is most likely the case. Thanks.
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11/23/2017 07:43 PM
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Re: Network Adminstrators-I can't use my VPN on the free company wifi..why not?
Its blocked to keep fucks like you from making their shit vulnerable. Id stick you fucks in a DMZ where only the weather channel would load.

Bitch.
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11/23/2017 08:01 PM
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Re: Network Adminstrators-I can't use my VPN on the free company wifi..why not?
Your VPN likely has numerous servers to choose from. Keep trying new servers until one works. They probably blocked the most popular ones but not all.
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11/23/2017 08:19 PM
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Re: Network Adminstrators-I can't use my VPN on the free company wifi..why not?
They may be offering free wifi so they can see all of your usage, where you go, etc, to profile you. Allowing VPN would negate their efforts.
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11/23/2017 08:22 PM
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Re: Network Adminstrators-I can't use my VPN on the free company wifi..why not?
Its blocked to keep fucks like you from making their shit vulnerable. Id stick you fucks in a DMZ where only the weather channel would load.

Bitch.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 64985415


Epic response.
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11/24/2017 08:40 AM
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Re: Network Adminstrators-I can't use my VPN on the free company wifi..why not?
Its blocked to keep fucks like you from making their shit vulnerable. Id stick you fucks in a DMZ where only the weather channel would load.

Bitch.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 64985415


You win "asshole of the day" Fucking prick.
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11/24/2017 08:56 AM
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Re: Network Adminstrators-I can't use my VPN on the free company wifi..why not?
Use openvpn on port 443 as they block all tcp ports except 80 and 443. You can probabaly also just use udp based openvpn but you would just have to test it.
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11/24/2017 08:59 AM
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Re: Network Adminstrators-I can't use my VPN on the free company wifi..why not?
There is probably a captive portal page setup that you need to click through without the VPN first. Ex. McDonald's free WiFi requires that you agree to terms and conditions etc before you can truly get out to the web.

Connect to the free WiFi. Shutdown the VPN.

Close all browser Windows, then reopen your favorite browser, still with VPN off. You hopefully will land at the captive portal\terms agreement page, if not try going to a website like glp or Google to initiate the captive portal.

Once you agree, the router running the free network will add your device to the approved list.

You should then be able to get onto the VPN.





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