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    As you know W10M built-in VPN sorta lacked certain options when compared to its desktop counterpart. These options such as DataEncryption, IpPrioritizeRemote etc., are crucial, atleast for some VPN providers to get their VPN to work. However, there is no way to configure these options in W10M due to the lack of corresponding GUI. But, you can set these options manually using the method below which is completely amateurish btw.

    If you're already aware of this and had a better way to connect to a VPN, then please post in the comment section as it would be helpful to the Windows community.

    I'm posting this guide in view of the new Windows Mobile users.

    I'm using L2TP/IPsec with PSK protocol in this guide.



    Creating the rasphone.pbk file in PC




    1) Configure your L2TP/IPsec VPN connection as suggested by your VPN provider using Windows 10 PC built-in VPN.

    2) When your PC is connected to VPN, navigate to the directory as shown below and copy the rasphone.pbk to a secure location or any folder. We will be importing this file directly into our mobile phone in the later steps.

    C:\Users\XXXX\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Network\Connections\Pbk
    XXXX - Username



    Creating a symbolic link in W10M



    Phones with no SD card (Interop required)



    1) Boot your phone to MASS STORAGE MODE using WPINTERNALS tool. I'm assuming that your phone is already interop unlocked with WPI tool which is a must if you haven't. Connect it to your PC.

    2) After that, manually create the directory as shown below in your PC.

    W10M

    C:\Data\USERS\DefApps\APPDATA\ROAMING\MICROSOFT\Network\Connections
    WP8/8.1

    C:\Data\ProgramData\MICROSOFT\Network\Connections
    3) Now open CMD as admin and execute the below command.

    W10M

    mklink /d "X:\Data\Users\Public\VPN Profile" "C:\Data\USERS\DefApps\APPDATA\ROAMING\MICROSOFT\Network\Connections"
    WP8/8.1

    mklink /d "X:\Data\Users\Public\VPN Profile" "C:\Data\ProgramData\MICROSOFT\Network\Connections"
    X is the drive letter assigned to your Phone in MASS STORAGE MODE.

    4) The above command will create a symlink VPN Profile in your phone's default directory. Now, exit the MASS STORAGE MODE by pressing Vol down and Power button for 10 seconds.



    Phones with SD card (No Interop required)



    1) Format your SD card as NTFS and connect it to your PC using a Card Reader.

    2) Manually create the below folder path in your SD card.

    X:\Data\Users\Public\VPN Profile
    or

    X:VPN Profile
    You can also use the later path or create your own path. You just have to change the directory in the mklink command.

    3) Now execute the below command

    W10M

    mklink /d "X:\Data\Users\Public\VPN Profile" "C:\Data\USERS\DefApps\APPDATA\ROAMING\MICROSOFT\Network\Connections"
    WP8/8.1

    mklink /d "X:\Data\Users\Public\VPN Profile" "C:\Data\ProgramData\MICROSOFT\Network\Connections"
    X is the drive letter assigned to your SD card.

    4) After that insert the SD card into your phone.



    Replacing the Rasphone.pbk



    Remember that you have to initiate a VPN connection in your phone prior to this step becoz only then a corresponding Rasphone.pbk file will be created.

    1) Open File explorer app in your Phone and navigate to the this path "VPN Profile\Pbk"

    2) Delete the Rasphone.pbk created on your phone and replace it with the Rapshone.pbk file on your PC.

    That's it.

    Happy Vpning :)

    Note: You can manually set the options in the rasphone file using Notepad. You just have to replace file after making changes.



    Post below if you are successful in getting VPN to work.
    Last edited by Conan143; 09-22-2016 at 03:34 AM.
    09-21-2016 11:41 AM
  2. Conan143's Avatar
    If you're experiencing VPN connection drops after an idle time of 2-3 min, then set the below registry key as shown below

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Services\KeepWiFiOnSvc]
    "Start"=dword:00000002


    Default value will be 4 in W10M. So change it to 2.

    Enjoy vpning without any interruption even if you lock the phone.
    Last edited by Conan143; 09-22-2016 at 03:35 AM.
    abhishek singh21 likes this.
    09-21-2016 12:09 PM
  3. Letalis82's Avatar
    It doesnt seem to work for me, i followed the non-interop version (sd card).

    link is there, i use the file browser on my phone to go to the folder on my sd card. The folder Pbk is there but there are no files.
    It doesnt matter if i first connect with vpn or do it after. Also reboot doenst help.

    Also copy a rasphone.pbk file into my sdcard linked folder doenst work, the file is gone after i look again.

    I have a lumia 950, build 10.0.14393.448

    Any ideas?
    11-30-2016 02:47 PM
  4. Rosebank's Avatar
    Can I ask?, so no vpn app work with w10m .448. ?
    11-30-2016 03:18 PM
  5. daimv's Avatar
    Can I ask?, so no vpn app work with w10m .448. ?
    There are various VPN apps which usually serve as a GUI to obtain the required settings so you can configure the VPN in your phone's settings. And a lot of VPN services do work in W10M. This thread is about some specific configuration steps that might be required in some cases. I haven't needed this up to now, but I guess some do.
    11-30-2016 08:41 PM
  6. Letalis82's Avatar
    VPN works but it's having a dns leak.

    So this thread is about adjusting your vpn settings in the rasphone file.
    12-01-2016 06:49 AM
  7. dxdy's Avatar
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Services\KeepWiFiOnSvc]
    "Start"=dword:00000002

    not help for me.... still disconnect after few minutes when screen on W10M go off


    04-26-2018 11:06 AM

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