Configuring Client VPN

The Client VPN service uses IPsec VPN technology and can support VPN clients running on Windows10, macOS, iOS devices, and Android devices

To enable client VPN, choose Enabled from Configure > Gateway > Client VPN page.

The following client VPN options can be configured:

  • Hostname: This is the hostname of the EnGenius Gateway that client VPN users will use to connect to. If you have enabled DDNS service in your WAN settings, then the registered DDNS FQDN hostname is displayed which can be resolved to the Primary WAN public IP address of the EnGenius Security Gateway. If the DDNS service is not enabled or the DDNS update fails then the Primary WAN public IP address is displayed.

  • VPN Client Subnet: The subnet that will be used for client VPN connections. This should be a private subnet that is not in use anywhere else in the network. The EnGenius Gateway will be the default gateway on this subnet and will route traffic to and from this subnet.

  • DNS server: The server's VPN clients will use to resolve DNS hostnames. Choose from Google Public DNS or specify custom DNS servers by IP address.

  • WINS server: If VPN clients should use WINS to resolve NetBIOS names, select Specify WINS Servers from the drop-down and enter the IP addresses of the desired WINS servers.

  • Pre-Shared Key: The shared secret that will be used to establish the client's VPN connection.

  • Authentication type: Use this option to authenticate Client VPN users with the local ESG VPN User database or select Custom RADIUS to use external RADIUS servers for authentication.

For detailed instructions on how to configure a client VPN connection on various client device platforms. please refer to the following instructions

pageVPN settings for IOSpageVPN settings for Mac OSpageVPN settings for Windows 10pageVPN settings for Android

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