On Android Gingerbread and previous versions, PandaPow is normally connected by just tapping on the connect button. In certain cases, however, it may be necessary to connect manually via the Android VPN Settings. This describes how to do this.


Step 1: Enable manual connection

In the PandaPow app, tap Settings and check Connect Manually


Step 2: Choose server

Click Add configuration, then select a server. Note: remember what type of server you have selected: L2TP, L2TP/IPSec, PPTP, or PPTP Encrypted. You will need this in step 4 below.


Step 3

If you now see the below menu, you must tap Settings to enter the Android VPN Settings. If you don’t see a menu skip to step 4.


Step 4: Add a VPN

You should now see the Android VPN Settings. If you don’t then you must clear the default actions for the app you see. See here for instructions ).

In the VPN Settings, choose Add VPN, then choose L2TP, PPTP or L2TP/IPSec w PSK depending on the type of server you selected in step 2.


Step 5: Enter the VPN cconfiguration.

VPN Name: You can choose this freely, for example PandaPow

VPN Server: fill this in by long-press and paste.

(L2TP/IPSec PSK only) IPSec pre-shared key: HowEasy

(PPTP only) Encryption: if you selected a PPTP server without encryption in step one, this optino must be unchecked


Step 6

In the PandaPow app main screen tap Connect (Manually). This will put your password in the clipboard. Then select “Settings” as before.


Step 7

Tap the PandaPow VPN you created. Fill in your username. Use paste to fill in the password from the clip board. Make sure to check “Remember username”.


Step 8


Once connected you will see a key icon in the status bar. You can disconnect by tapping the PandaPow VPN connection in the notification area (pull down the status bar).

To reconnect, you simply start at step 6 above. There’s no need to fill in the username this time, but you still need to paste the password.