Iphone 4 vpn

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by MystShade, Sep 29, 2010.

  1. MystShade macrumors newbie

    Sep 29, 2010
    So i just recently herd about vpn, and was wondering if it would be possible to set up 2 iPhones to access a vpn server to play games wirelessly against each other. If i'm not mistaken, vpn's act as a tunnel to create a virtual network, so wouldn't it be possible to use this to trick 2 iphones to being on the same network where ever they are?

  2. SpaceMagic macrumors 68000


    Oct 26, 2003
    Cardiff, Wales
    I don't think so.

    Apple probably use some kind of Bonjour service to detect other iOS devices on a local wireless network.

    AFAIK VPN connections cant passthrough multicast DNS (a big part of what makes Bonjour work), so the two phones still wont find each other.

    That, and, a VPN Gateway which allows 2 or more concurrent connections are quite expensive. Not super expensive, but something to definitely think about if you are just a home user.
  3. MystShade thread starter macrumors newbie

    Sep 29, 2010
    Ok, thank you. I guess I have to give up on that idea then. Thanks for your help

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