iPad and VPN

Discussion in 'iPad' started by tukibird, May 3, 2010.

  1. tukibird macrumors newbie

    Dec 31, 2007

    I have been trying to get VPN working on my iPad, but I keep getting a configuration error. I am copying the same config from my laptop, so I am pretty confident that it's not a configuration issue.

    Anyone have VPN working, specifically IPSec?
  2. tukibird thread starter macrumors newbie

    Dec 31, 2007
    Nevermind... it has to be the special characters in the secret key...
  3. weenie macrumors member

    Jan 11, 2010
    I use StrongVPN.com per a friend's recommendation, and it was super simple to get going.

    Got the OpenVPN for my MiniMac and PPTP (sp?) for the iPad.

    They have reps stand-by on IM to help with any question...
  4. alphaod macrumors Core


    Feb 9, 2008
    I don't have problems with L2TP, PPTP, or Cisco IPsec
  5. tukibird thread starter macrumors newbie

    Dec 31, 2007
    There is a bug with the VPN implementation, where it fails if you have special characters in the shared secret. We discovered this with the iPhone, and set up a special realm for it. I forgot all about it, since I stopped using it on the iPhone.

    I found that it was just too much work to get to a terminal and login on the iPhone. It was fun to do a few times, but there is no way that I could get any real work done. I am hoping that I can at least get a little done with the iPad.
  6. mark34 macrumors 6502a

    May 18, 2006
  7. avaloncourt macrumors 65816

    Oct 18, 2007
    I have only used pptp and l2tp on the iPhone and iPad but I've never had problems with either.

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