Wirelessly connecting iPad to VPN?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by SebZen, May 12, 2010.

  1. SebZen macrumors 6502

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    Is this possible to do? My workplace wireless is worthless. Either doesn't load pages or just unbearably slow.

    I know it's somehow possible to use VPN to connect to your home network. But first, is it possible to do this over Wi-Fi? And second, can I do this on iPad?

    Oh, and I guess most important :p Will it help with the speeds? Kind of odd now that I think about it. Since to connect to the VPN wirelessly I will still have to go through the workplace Wi-Fi. Hmm

    Any help?
     
  2. eMagine macrumors regular

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    yep. i've been VPN'ing into my work network since the first day i got the iPad. it works the same way as the iphone.

    Exchange/LDAP works beautifully on the iPad.
     
  3. khanriazaoif macrumors member

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    Don't know how to do it but my little brother works at a call center and a couple of his friends did that to get around the restrictions against certain websites and got fired. From what I understand they caught on quick and were fired on the spot bc it's against policies at most major companies.

    I do feel for you, fortunately where I work any website is accessible and unrestricted.
     
  4. BeyondtheTech macrumors 68020

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    I purchased iVPN directly from MacServe and installed on my iMac. I forwarded the VPN ports on my AirPort Extreme to connect to the iMac's internal IP address. iVPN is really an inexpensive piece of software that makes your computer a VPN endpoint without any additional software or hardware.

    Using Wi-Fi and 3G, it works beautifully. Of course, your work has to have Wi-Fi and have the specific, non-adjustable ports open in order to connect home that way.

    As with the previous poster, this is likely a violation of the Electronic Use Agreement that most companies make you sign when you begin employment, so proceed at your own risk.
     
  5. AVonGauss macrumors regular

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    Yes, you can, but a question - if your work wireless is slow and having problems, won't a VPN using your work wireless also suffer the same problem since the VPN uses the base network for its transit?
     
  6. SebZen thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Yar. What a huge "duh" moment, lol. Hmm, shucks

    Apple, in the next rev please include a wireless adapter that can connect from up to 30 miles thanks!
     
  7. OzExige macrumors 6502

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    WOW - that'd be sumthin! - but what about all them wire coat-hangers out there,
    don't they also pick up all them radio wave thingys?

    Seriously, that iVPN sounds like a great idea - gonna check it out.
    Isn't it amazing what you find on MacRumors without using Mroogle :)
     

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