View Full Version : Stupid Question about using Juniper
May 9, 2011, 10:08 PM
So at work I am now having to use Juniper and Network Connect to VPN. This is all obviously browser based however this is tedious for me since every file I need on the VPN server must be downloaded onto my Mac in order to use it rather than having it connected as a regular server using Finder. My question is, is there any way to remote in without using Network Connect and Juniper? This whole browser remote login thing is painful. I'd like to be able to use Finder to connect to the server and have it present as a folder on my desktop to access on my Mac.
Thanks in advance.
May 10, 2011, 01:34 AM
You can start Network Connect without logging into the web page first.. or at least that used to work. I would recommend trying it at the very least. In Applications select and launch Network Connect, put in the address of your vpn server (e.g. vpn.company.com) and hit enter. If yours is configured how we have ours configured it will display fields for your username and password and you can login this way. If Network Connect is acting like it does for me then you'll get a missing certificate error which I think may be related to the most recent Java update (however I am unsure of my timeline as far as when the vpn started acting this way and when the most recent Java update was released). But you don't have to use the links on the web page to get to your folders (i'm not 100% on the exact config you're company is using).
Either way there is no secure way around using the network connect application to connect to your servers at work.