Connect to Softether VPN from iPhone and Android

Phone and Android has a built-in VPN client but originally they need Cisco, Juniper or other expensive hardware-based VPNs for remote-access. SoftEther VPN has a same function to Cisco, and supports iPhone and Android easily.

Principles

iPhone and Android has a built-in L2TP/IPsec VPN client function. However, they are designed to work with Cisco Systems VPN Routers as the model-case. A few other hardware-based VPN routers can be work with iPhone and Android. However, it is still too difficult to construct the practical remote-access VPN which can accept iPhone and Android, by usual skilled corporate system administrators.
SoftEther VPN has a clone function for Cisco VPN routers. SoftEther VPN can accept VPN connections from iPhone and Android. The principles of constructing the remote access VPN for smart-phones is exactly same to the Remote Access for PCs. As an additional steps you have to enable the L2TP/IPsec function on SoftEther VPN Server. Only that, your SoftEther VPN Server can now listening new VPN connections from iPhone and Android

Step 1. Install SoftEther VPN Server

At the first install SoftEther VPN Server on a server PC in the corporate network. Add users and define a Local Bridge. This step is exactly same to Remote Access VPN for PCs.

 

Step 2. Enable L2TP/IPsec VPN Function on VPN Server

Enabling L2TP/IPsec VPN Function is just one click. It is very easy. Compare this step with Cisco’s complicated command-line based configurations.

Step 3. Set up iPhone or Android

On each iPhone or Android devices, set up built-in VPN Client to connect to SoftEther VPN Server. Then iPhone or Android can be connected to your corporate network from anywhere at any time.

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