VPN Apps for IOS and the PC

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I went to the App Store and searched for "L2TP". many apps appeared. Which app is recommended for the Apple IOS?

I assume "Ethersoft" is the app for the PC?

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George Molnar, KF2T, Elmer

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VPN support is built into iOS. No additional app needed on the client side. Just a server app on your home LAN.
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KY6LA - Howard, Elmer

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As George Said.. L2TP VPN is built into iOS.. no additional program needed

https://www.softether.org/4-docs/2-howto/9.L2TPIPsec_Setup_Guide_for_SoftEther_VPN_Server/2.iPhone_i...

For your home PC use www.softether.org

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Your home router may also provide the server app. I haven't tried the iOS open VPN server on my netgear r7000 router. The Windows open VPN server on it works like a champ!
Stan
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My new iPad Pro won't be here for another 3 days so I'll see how well OpenVPN works via the R7000 and the iPad then, can't wait!
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I just loaded the Open VPN connect app on both my IPAD and Iphone. Using my iphone cell data , I connected into the r7000 router using the open vpn connect and could tell that I got into my home Network. Then came the big test. I only have the new IOS Smart SDR on my IPAD, which doesn't have a cell data plan. I shut off my IPAD wifi and connected the IPAD to a bluetooth hotspot connection to my Iphone. The Iphone was connected only to cell data. The Smart SDR app on the IPAD ran like a charm. It was a beautiful thing!
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Thanks all.

1.) Got the app loaded on the mini. Connects fine on the LAN.

2.) Downloaded Softether and the bridge and loaded it on my PC.

3.) Port-forwarded the IP address of the PC through my router (Ports 555, 1701, 500 and 4500). 

5.) No joy yet on connecting to the PC via the mini IOS.. I assume I connect via the VCN first and then the SDR IOS. So many settings on the VPN.

Jim

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Yes.. you need to connect the VPN first

You need to be  external to your network when you are trying connect the VPN


Yes there are a lot of settings in the VPN

https://www.softether.org/4-docs/2-howto/9.L2TPIPsec_Setup_Guide_for_SoftEther_VPN_Server/2.iPhone_i...

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Thanks Howard for all your help.! I think I understand the IOS side . It is the PC side I'm struggling with. I did wonder about being locally connected or not would make a difference. I'm now "remote" from my favorite watering hole and still no joy.
I will go back at it after some refreshment.
Jim
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Watering Hole ... sounds like something I would do...


take a look at this one


https://community.flexradio.com/flexradio/topics/softether-for-use-as-vpn-for-smart-sdr


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