Vpn Client App

Discussion in 'iOS Apps' started by s2smooth4u, Aug 24, 2008.

  1. s2smooth4u macrumors regular

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    Is there a app that allows you to connect to a VPN server. My school wireless is controlled by that. Everytime i try to get the internet on my phone while using wifi i get directed to download VPN client.
     
  2. MBHockey macrumors 68040

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    VPN is built in to your iPhone. Settings --> General --> Network --> VPN
     
  3. s2smooth4u thread starter macrumors regular

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  4. spooky2k macrumors 6502a

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    Actually, the iPhone doesn't cover every type of VPN. It doesn't cover my University networks, though from what was said about update 2.0, I thought it would bve able to deal with any VPN connection.

    So, the question is still up in the air:
    Anyone up for making a true -blue VPN app?
     
  5. jaseone macrumors 65816

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    Impossible to do with the SDK as the application would need to run in the background and that is not allowed.
     
  6. spooky2k macrumors 6502a

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    Darnit. Well, maybe I could speak o the techs at my uni about this and see if I'm doing something wrong.

    It's a PPPOE connection that seems to go in between the Airport and the VPN. ANy advice here would be appreciated?
    Dan x
     
  7. hhlee macrumors 6502

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    talk to your school IT, they should be able to set up an 802.1x which is "enterprise wi-fi" and will log you into the vpn. my school usually requires the cisco VPN as well.
     
  8. spooky2k macrumors 6502a

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    Oh snap, if I knew it was that easy, i'd have done it already. I'll get in touch with them asap. thank you so much.
     
  9. kyleaa macrumors regular

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    My school requires the Cisco VPN, but Cisco VPN is built into the iPhone, so you shouldn't need a workaround for this... Though I may have had to go through some reverse engineering to get the group secret they used for authentication.
     
  10. spooky2k macrumors 6502a

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    that may well be what I need to do, since that 'secret' is the wall I always come against. I haven't tried it properly there since 2.0, as I've been off for summer since. But I will as soon as I'm back and will follow the advice given here.
    Could I ask how you got the secret?
    Dan x
     
  11. kyleaa macrumors regular

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    If your school ships an installer package, doing 'Reveal Package Contents' will let you access the connection profiles (I am sure these are also stored somewhere after the install, I just haven't gone looking). The .profile file, if opened in TextEdit, will reveal a long encoded version of the password. I had to google around for a site that could decrypt the Cisco password format.
     

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