SSL VPN from iOS to Vigor Router

This article demonstrates how to set up the Vigor Router as an SSL VPN gateway to allow Internet clients, especially iPhones and iPads, to access the local network by an SSL VPN tunnel. In the article, we show the configuration required for the router, as well as how to start the SSL VPN connection from iOS using SmartVPN, the free VPN client app provided by DrayTek.

Setup on Vigor Router

1. Make sure the router is connected to the Internet and has a public WAN IP address so that VPN clients on the Internet can reach it.

2. At VPN and Remote Access >> Remote Access Control, make sure "SSL VPN Service" is enabled.

screenshot of DrayOS VPN Access Control

3. Create user profiles for SSL VPN clients. Go to VPN and Remote Access >> Remote Dial-in User. add a profile as follows:

  • Check "SSL Tunnel" for Allowed Dial-In Type.
  • Enter Username and Password.
  • Click OK to save the profile.
screenshot of DrayOS VPN Users Setup

1. Make sure the router is connected to the Internet and has a public WAN IP address so that VPN clients on the Internet can reach it.

2. At VPN and Remote Access >> Remote Access Control, make sure "SSL VPN Service" is enabled.

a screenshot of Vigor3900

3. Create user profiles for SSL VPN clients. Go to User Management >> User Profile, and click Add.

  • Check Enable
  • Type Username and Password
  • At PPTP/L2TP SSL Server, select "Enable" for SSL Tunnel
  • Click Apply to save the profile.
a screenshot of Vigor3900
SSL VPN Setup on iOS

1. Start Smart VPN App.

2. Go to Settings >> Certificate, select "Basic" for Verify Level

a screenshot of SmartVPN iOS App

3. Go back to Home, tap + on the top-right corner to add a VPN profile.

a screenshot of SmartVPN iOS App

4. Configure the profile as follows:

  • Enter the domain name or IP address of the router for Server
  • Type Username and Password as what was configured on the router
  • Tap Save
a screenshot of SmartVPN iOS App

5.Allow Smart VPN to add VPN confirmation to the device.

a screenshot of SmartVPN iOS App

6.At Home, tap the VPN profile we just created.

a screenshot of SmartVPN iOS App

7.Switch Status to "Connected" to establish the SSL VPN. When the VPN established, we can see the tunnel information.

a screenshot of SmartVPN iOS App

Published On: Oct 18, 2016

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