[plug] VPN over 320U dongle

Steve Baker steve at iinet.net.au
Tue Apr 14 16:36:09 AWST 2020

Swapping the SIM doesn't seem to have any effect. :-(


On 14/4/20 2:26 pm, Kevin Shackleton wrote:
> What if you swapped SIMs between your phone and the Sierra?
> There are different account settings that take effect, using the SIM 
> ID.  For instance, my MyNetFone SIM uses the Telstra network, works 
> perfectly well around Perth and many other places, but does not work 
> at all remote mining sites or around Mukinbudin (what - they have 
> phones there?!) or a couple of Indian Ocean Drive villages.
> Regards,
> Kevin.
> On Tue, 14 Apr 2020 at 13:39, Steve Baker <steve at iinet.net.au 
> <mailto:steve at iinet.net.au>> wrote:
>     Hi all,
>     Here is another VPN question. I am using OpenVPN on my laptop to
>     connect
>     to a couple of different target networks. When I am connected to
>     ethernet or wireless, I have no issues. If I connect the laptop to
>     the
>     Telstra 4G Mobilenet WWAN using a Sierra Wireless 320U dongle, the
>     OpenVPN says that it connects fine, but it refuses to carry any
>     traffic.
>     If I hot-spot my phone, also on Telstra 4G, and connect the laptop
>     via
>     wireless, it all works fine.
>     Apart from this issue, everything else seems to work. Web browsing
>     (http/https) and emailing (POP/SSL, SMTP/TLS) have no issues. I
>     haven't
>     tried other applications as I usually use those over the VPN.
>     Any ideas?
>     Regards,
>     Steve
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