Is it normal for VPN to break upon sleep/wake?

Discussion in 'iOS 8' started by east85, Jul 7, 2015.

  1. east85 macrumors 65816

    east85

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    I've noticed this and it's quite annoying. My VPN just breaks every time I unlock my iPad/iPhone. I'm not using a VPN app but rather I have configured VPN to work with the tools iOS 8 provides.
     
  2. Paco II macrumors 65816

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    Yes it's normal. Though sometimes it does seem to hold the connection. But typically it will break upon sleep.
     
  3. Zorba macrumors regular

    Zorba

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    It seems it disconnects less when connected to power, at least that is my experience.
     
  4. BrianBaughn macrumors 601

    BrianBaughn

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    One of the first things I noticed about the OpenVPN app was that it maintained a VPN connection much, much better than the iOS PPTP or L2TP does...even when switching from cell to wifi.
     
  5. Menel macrumors 603

    Menel

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    Wireless connections go into low power/sleep mode themselves. This breaks active links like VPN.
     
  6. east85 thread starter macrumors 65816

    east85

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    I'll have to give OpenVPN a try, thanks for the input here. It just baffled me, glad it wasn't just me.
     

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