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SSL VPN from Windows to Vigor Router

Published On: Jan 29, 2016 

This article demonstrates how to set up the Vigor Router as an SSL VPN gateway to allow Internet clients, especially Windows PC, 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 a PC using Smart VPN Client, the free VPN client app provided by DrayTek.

VPN 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.
DrayOS SSL VPN User 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. If SSL VPN port and HTTPS port are the same, make sure HTTPS Allow is enabled at System Maintenance >> Access Control.

a screenshot of Vigor3900

4. 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 Windows

1. Launch Smart VPN Client, click Add to create a new VPN profile.

Add VPN Profile on Smart VPN

2. Configure the VPN Profile as follows:

  • Enter Profile Name
  • Select "SSL VPN Tunnel" in Type
  • Enter Vigor Router's WAN IP in IP or Hostname
  • Enter User Name and Password
  • Click OK
Creating SSL VPN Profile

3. Initiate the VPN by selecting the VPN Profile and swift to Connect.

Connecting VPN

4. Confirm User Name and Password, and click OK to start the SSL VPN connection to Vigor Router.

Enter Authentication credentials

5. The status will show "connected" once the connection established.

SSL VPN connected successfully

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