IPsec is very secure and delivers great performance, and since 2018, Vigor Router also provides IPsec Xauth. If you are not comfortable with every VPN client using the same pre-shared key, you can use IPsec Xauth instead. IPsec Xauth authenticates the VPN clients not only by a pre-shared key but also a unique username and password. This article demonstrates how to set up Vigor Router as a VPN server for IPsec Xauth clients, and the configuration required on macOS to establish the VPN
1. Go to VPN and Remote Access >> IPsec General Setup, and enter Pre-Shared Key for XAuth User.
2. Go to VPN and Remote Access >> Remote Dial-in User, and click on an available index:
3. You may check if the client is online from VPN and Remote Access >> Connection Management page.
1. Go to User Management >> User Profile and click Add,
2. Go to VPN and Remote Access >> IPsec General Setup, Enter IPsec User Preshared Key. Then click Apply.
3. Go to VPN and Remote Access >> VPN Profile and add a profile as follows:
4. You may check if the client is online from Remote Access >> Connection Management page.
1. Go to System Preferences >> Network and click '+',
2. Enter the router's domain or WAN IP for Server Address, and enter the Account Name and Password.
3. Click Authentication Settings and enter the Pre-shared Key for XAuth in Shared Secret. Then, click OK.
4. Click Connect to start the VPN connection.
1. Run SmartVPN app. Click + to create a new SmartVPN profile.
2. Enter the Password and the Shared Secret, then click OK
3. Click Connect to dial up the VPN connection
4. When VPN is up, we will see the Connection Icon becomes green, the VPN IP address and the VPN Connection time info.
Published On: Jul 04, 2018