Wednesday, October 04, 2017

How to configure VPN.

Getting so comfortable working from home ?, maybe this is why am looking for organizations that have Virtual Private Network servers configured to allow users to secure access to the network resources when they are out of the office premises, or maybe am comfortable carrying mobiles phones around than carry computer. In all of this I just think its time we do pretty good jobs with our mobile phones even from our comfort zones since most mobile smart phones and tablets allows for VPN capabilities, with easy configuration steps and with all these we can also then enhanced our security with VPN encryption capabilities.

VPN configuration options are usually found in the same menu area where other network service are setup and configured. The specific step s of configuring a VPN connection will vary from one mobile operating system to another with just a little difference due to their layout setups.


Benefits of using VPN Services..

Enhanced security. When you connect to the network through a VPN, the data is kept secured and encrypted. In this way the information is away from attackers’ eyes.

Remote control. In case of a company, the great advantage of having a VPN is that the information can be accessed remotely even from home or from any other place. That’s why a VPN can increase productivity within a company.

Share files. A VPN service can be used if you have a group that needs to share files for a long period of time.
Online anonymity. Through a VPN you can browse the web in complete anonymity. Compared to hide IP software or web proxies, the advantage of a VPN service is that it allows you to access both web applications and websites in complete anonymity.
Unblock websites & bypass filters. VPNs are great for accessing blocked websites or for bypassing Internet filters. This is why there is an increased number of VPN services used in countries where Internet censorship is applied.
Change IP address. If you need an IP address from another country, then a VPN can provide you this.
Better performance. Bandwidth and efficiency of the network can be generally increased once a VPN solution is implemented.
Ruduce cost. Once a VPN network is created, the maintenance cost is very low. More than that, if you opt for a service provider, the network setup and surveillance is no more a concern.

To configure VPN on Android mobile operating system devices
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Click on settings > wireless and networks.
Scroll down and Click on more using a Gionee and an infinix smartphone on my example.
Click on VPN .
below you see add VPN profile.
click on add VPN profile.
It will take you to Edith VPN profile page
Fill in your Name or a name you want o use for your VPN
VPN type should L2TP/IPSecRSA
L2TP SECRECT ( NOT USED).
IPSec User Certficate ( DON’T VERIFY SERVER).
IPSec Server Certificate (received from server).
Next enter the server address
CLICK ON PPP ENCRYPTION (MPPE)
CLICK ON SAVE

CONFIGURING VPN ON iOS

To configure VPN on iOS the following steps should be observed very carefully

Click on settings > general > date and time >keyboard > international > iTunes wi-fi sync > VPN > reset.

Click on VPN.
It will prompt you to choose a configuration or add VPN configuration
Click on add configuration
Tap on "Type".
Select "PPTP" by tapping on it.
"Description" is the name of the connection, can be any as you like, I recommend StrongVPN



           













To configure VPN on windows the following steps below should be observed carefully.

Click the Start button of the computer, and type VPN in the search dialog and then select Set up a virtual private network
 Enter the IP address or domain name of the server to which you want to connect. If you're connecting to a work group network, the IT administrator can provide the best internet protocol address.
 If you want to set up the connection, but not connect, select don’t connect now; otherwise, leave it blank and then click next.
 On this next screen, you can now enter your username and password, or leave it blank. You'll be prompted for it again on the actual connection. Click on Connect.
To connect, click on the Windows network logo on the lower-right part of your screen; then select Connect under VPN Connection.

 In the Connect VPN Connection box, enter the appropriate domain and your log-in credentials; then click Connect.

If you can't connect, at this point the problem could be the way the IT personal has placed his server configuration. (There are different types of VPN.) Check with your network administrator to see what kind is in use--such as PPTP--then, on the Connect VPN Connection screen, select Properties and it should work for you perfectly.

If you can't connect, at this point the problem could be the way the IT personal has placed his server configuration. (There are different types of VPN.) Check with your network administrator to see what kind is in use--such as PPTP--then, on the Connect VPN Connection screen, select Properties and it should work for you perfectly.
 Navigate to the Security tab and select the specific Type of VPN from the drop-down list. You may also have to unselect Include Windows logon domain under the Options tab. Then click OK and Connect.

How to configure an Incoming VPN.

 To configure an incoming VPN.
 Click on your network icon, choose Network and Sharing center.
 Click Change Adapter Settings in the left-side of your computer menu.
Click File, and then New Incoming Connection.
 Select the users you'd like to give access to and click next.
 Click through the Internet and select next.
Finally, click Allow access; you've now set up an incoming VPN connection.

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