For all those trying to get onto the Vodacom unrestricted APN
E-Mail [email protected] and inform them you would like your number to be allowed access to the unrestricted APN.
No thanks, no idea what this means - don't think it applies to me
No thanks, I know what it means and I will never need it
Yes please, for [desktop or other] remote support
Yes please, for hosting
Yes please, for some other reason explained in my post in the thread
I clicked a 'Yes' option above, and am prepared to accept the risk of being hacked
I clicked a 'Yes' option above, and am NOT prepared to accept the risk of being hacked
We find ourselves really needing this Unrestricted APN.
Our implementation of it will be completely secure since the connection is made by a Mikrotik Router fully firewalled and attack-safe.
Without this Unrestricted APN we cannot provide remote support to our clients.
The problem is, when requesting the APN from Vodacom, they totally ignore us.
I found the application form online and faxed it to the said number, no reply whatsoever.
When calling Vodacom you get shuffled and forwarded to departments like a pinball.
What is the status of this Unrestricted APN at Vodacom today? Are they even aware of it's existence? Does it even exist?
I hope that this post can be answered despite it's age.
Thank you in advance!
I did a search on www.vodacom.co.za but:
Try send a PM to VodacomData he might be able to tell you where to download the application forms since the website was updated.Your search - unrestricted apn - did not match any documents.
No pages were found containing "unrestricted apn".
Is there anybody using vodacom 3g who is able to ping their external IP from another location. With my experiments I was able to ping my external IP from my internal network, but as soon as I try to ping the IP in question from an external internet connection it returns with a time out. I have disabled all my local firewall, so now I am wondering if vodacom has some firewall on their side that restricts me to access my network externally.
Johan van Vuren
Vodacom block this by default as when other users port scan your IP, it costs you data or money. You need to ask Vodacom to put you in a different pool. You may have to sign something as well that allows external access to your 3g IP.
Get hold of customer care and ask them to activate the 'unrestricted' APN on your SIM. They'll ask you a few questions and make you sign a form confirming that you understand the risks.
I need help please. I used to have a 3G usb modem with which I could connect to my company's networks from home via VPN. I recently replaced this modem with a Vodafone R201 wireles router. Now the VPN connection does not work. I contacted Vodacom data support and explained the problem. They said that I needed unrestricted APN. So I submitted all the necessary paperwork and had the unrestricted APN activated. However, the VPN connection still does not work. So I contacted Vodacom data support again and I then was told that the router does not support VPN. What am I to do? Could it seriously be the router???
Simple thought - Put the sim back into usb modem that worked. if you are able to connect to the VPN then you know it is the router
Next steps: Since you are connecting from home to your company VPN, the unrestricted APN will not really make a difference. The connection is initiated from your home -> to the company VPN and there is no incoming data in that transaction to your network - you should be able to connect using the standard internet APN anyway.
If the first suggestion checks out fine and you can connect, have a look at the wireless router firewall configuration - seems something could be missing there
If all else fails - GOOGLE it!
VERY IMPORTANT: Make sure you use the right apn settings. Insted of "internet" i think its "unrestrictedapn" 111 will help you aswell.
Sacrifices are made not knowing that you will get something back, but hoping something good will come of it.
I have sent you a pm.
received and replied