How to use VPN?

Discussion in 'iOS 5 and earlier' started by iClive, Apr 29, 2012.

  1. macrumors regular

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    OK, I have successfully set up a VPN connection to my work server (running MS SBS 2003 if it makes any difference), the iPad shows the VPN icon at the top of the screen, and when I go back into the settings it shows the IP address and time connected.

    So far, so good....

    But how do I actually access the server? I can't see anything obvious within the iPad functions. Or is there an app for this?
     
  2. macrumors 6502a

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    What do you mean, access the server? You're basically "inside" your network already. So anything that normally works from your own network, but wouldn't from outside it, should now work.

    I suppose the best question is: why did you set up the VPN?
     
  3. thread starter macrumors regular

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    When connecting to the server on a Windows PC, I can logon as administrator and carry out all the functions I would as if I were in the office, i.e. a terminal emulator. I can also access shared drives, etc.

    When you say I'm already inside my network, how can I see that and what can I can with that on an iPad?
     

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