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How to connect AT&T VPN client when using Sprint broadband

by on Apr.15, 2009, under Business Tools, Business Travel, Travel Partners

I had issues connecting my AT&T VPN client using my Sprint broadband card as my internet service provider. The Sprint connection would drop right after I am connected to the VPN. I searched the AT&T VPN client site and forums but couldn’t find an answer. I also contacted Sprint but their technical support is pathetic.

After trying different configuration settings on the Sprint SmartView client, I finally got the AT&T VPN client to be connected to the Sprint network. This may seem easy to folks with adequate documentation from their IT staff but I was working as a consultant with limited resources. Hence I am sharing my findings with my readers.

Here are step by step instructions to get the AT&T VPN client up and running on your Sprint mobile broadband:

1.  On your SmartView Settings, make sure you have selected: “Use this as my default Wi-Fi management utility”

2.  Go to the “Rules Engine Tab” (see picture below)

3.  Under:  “Use only specified device” –> SELECT: Mobile (this is optional if you have a more user friendly WIFI management utility)

4.  Under:   “When Automatically Switching Technologies” –> SELECT: “Keep Previous Connection Open”

5.  Under:  “Connection Maintenance” –> SELECT:  “Maintain established connection regardless of other network availability”


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4 comments for this entry:
  1. Claude

    Thanks so much for this. I’m on I65 somewhere in Kentucky and needed to connect to my work but the AT&T vpn and the Sprint mobile software kept dropping off when AT&T connected.
    This entry was a life saver.

  2. Raisa Griswould

    Open network connections. Click "create a new connection". Click "connect to the network at my workplace". Click "virtual private network connection" Type a name. Click "do not dial the initial connection". That will get you past any dialup issues.. . The rest is pretty simple.

  3. Abbie @ Kentucky 4G Wireless

    Hi, just doing some browsing for my Kentucky 4g website. Lots of information out there. Wasn’t what I was looking for, but very nice site. Have a nice day.

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