| | 02-14-2013, 12:21 AM Thread Author #1
GUIDE: How to set up a Personal VPN on a BlackBerry Z10
How to set up a Personal VPN on a BlackBerry Z10
This step by step guide will help you through the process of setting up a Personal VPN on your BlackBerry Z10 smartphone.
The first thing you're going to need to do is purchase a subscription from a VPN provider service. For this guide, I have used VPNReactor(dot)com.
(NOTE: I am not affiliated with VPNReactor(dot)com, I only mention it here because it is the service that I use, and I am 100% sure it will work with the Z10. I cannot guarantee that other VPN services will work on your Z10.)
(NOTE #2: OpenVPN, PPTP, IPSEC/L2TP gateways are NOT compatible with the Blackberry Z10. The only gateway type I have tried on my Z10 is the "Microsoft IKEv2 VPN Server".)
Step 1: Download the necessary Security Certificate and unzip it to your PC. The certificate can be found here: vpnreactor(dot)com/sstp/ca_cert.zip
Step 2: On your Z10, open Settings and go to "Storage and Access".
Find "Access using Wi-Fi" and turn that setting ON. It will prompt you to enter a password, enter your desired password and tap OK. Be sure that your PC and Z10 are connected to the same WiFi Network.
Step 3: Locate your IPv4 Address. On your Z10, go to Settings > About. Under the Category drop-down menu, select 'Network'. Write down the IPv4 address listed under the Mobile Network column. You will need this address to install the Security Certificate from your PC.
Step 4: On your PC, open Windows Explorer and type "\\your.z10.ip" (your.z10.ip being the IPv4 address you just wrote down). You should now see two folders, "certs" and "media".
Step 5: Open the "certs" folder and copy the Security Certificate you previously unzipped to your PC into this folder.
Step 6: Import Security Certificate. On your Z10, go to Settings > Security and Privacy > Certificates. In the bottom bar, tap 'Import'. Under 'Select certificate stores to import into" select "VPN" and tap Next. Once in the Import Certificates screen, select "ca_cert" and tap 'Import'.
Now return to the Certificates screen and be sure "All Certificates" is selected in the drop-down menu. Scroll down until you see "sstp.vpnreactor.com". If you see it in the list, that means you have successfully imported the Security Certificate and you may now proceed to set up your VPN!
Z10 VPN Setup
Step 1) Go to Settings > Network Connections > VPN. In the bottom bar, tap "Add".
Step 2) Enter the following VPN Settings. Make sure you enter them EXACTLY as they're listed here:
Profile Name: vpnreactor
Server Address: sstp.vpnreactor.net
Gateway Type: Microsoft IKEv2 VPN Server
Authentication Type: EAP-MSCHAPv2
Authentication ID Type: Fully Qualified Domain Name
Authentication ID: your VPNReactor username
MSCHAPv2 Password: your VPNReactor password
Gateway Auth Type: PKI
Gateway Auth ID Type: Identity Certificate Distinguished Name
Gateway CA Certificate: sstp.vpnreactor.com
When done click 'Connect'.
You're done! You should now be back in the VPN Settings screen. To the left of your VPN profile, you should now see either a green WiFi logo or a set of green signal bars. If you're seeing green, Congratulations! You now have an active VPN connection!