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Re: [BC] No VPN on Telus!
To understand your problem, you need to understand how VPN works. As the name suggests, Virtual Private Network creates a Virtual network that is an extension of your personal network. The network thinks that the external connection is part of it's own network. This is accomplished by encoding the virtual packets inside regular IP packets, sending them to the destination, and translating them at the other end. In other words, it would be virtually impossible for Telus to block them, because they don't know how the packets are constructed or the ports being used.
Having said that, the router on your end at the very least, must support VPN pass through. That is not as big a deal as it might sound, if you are making the initial connection to the outside network. Once the connection is established, it just has to be kept alive. The only VPN networks that I have personally worked on, were accomplished right in the router itself. In other words the router itself did the encoding and decoding, and it worked well.
A quick check to see if you have access, is to portscan the base network with the port number that is being used for the VPN.