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IKEv2 VPN from iOS to Vigor Router

Published On: Aug 08, 2017 

This article demonstrates how to set up Vigor Router as a VPN server for IKEv2 VPN and how to start the VPN from an iOS device.

VPN Setup on Vigor Router

1. Go to VPN and Remote Access >> IPsec General Setup, input a Pre-Shared Key, then click OK.

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2. Go to VPN and Remote Access >> Remote Dial-in User, click an available index number to edit the profile.

  • Check Enable this account
  • Check IPsec Tunnel at Allowed Dial-In Type
  • Click OK to save
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Now the settings are complete. If the VPN user is online, you will see VPN connection status at VPN and Remote Access >> Connection Management.

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1. Go to VPN and Remote Access >> IPsec General Setup. Type Pre-Shared Key then click Apply to save.

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2. Add an IPsec VPN profile at VPN and Remote Access >> VPN Profiles:

  • Enter Profile name
  • Check Enable
  • Select "Enable" for For Remote Dial-in User
  • Specify the LAN network for VPN client at Local IP/Subnet Mask
  • Select "IKEv2" for IKE Protocol
  • Click Apply
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Now the settings is complete. If the VPN user is online, you will see VPN connection status at VPN and Remote Access >> Connection Management.

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Connecting VPN from iOS

1. Go to Settings >> General >> VPN and tap Add VPN Configuration

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2. Edit the configuration as follows:

  • Select "IKEv2" for Type
  • Type the WAN IP or hostname of the router at Server and Remote ID
  • Select "None" for User Authentication
  • Disable Use Certificate
  • Type the Pre-shared key in the router's IPsec General Setup at Secret
  • Tap Done
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3. Switch on Status to start the IKEv2 VPN connection to Vigor Router.

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