VPN access at the airport

Why does VPN not work in some airports?  I have googled several phases and see that an SSL VPN server is needed some locations.  What does this mean?  Has there been recent change in regulations?
Thanks,
jmarkh68Asked:
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mrroonieCommented:
are you using your own wifi (mobile broadband) connection or the airports wifi service?

if its the airport wifi service they might have blocked VPN use for some reason
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jmarkh68Author Commented:
yep, that's what i figure.  I read an article about more restrictions (service fee aka tax).  I can't find it though.  VPN works fine everywhere else.
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mrroonieCommented:
as a workaround you could configure your VPN to work on a port other than 1723, which is the standard VPN port (PPTP). you will probably need 3rd party software to do this easily, like openvpn - http://openvpn.net/

i have never done this myself (at an airport i mean) so please let me know how you get on - it would be interesting to find out
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