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  1. majdi suliman's Avatar
    i live in uae, after a long wait, windows finally gave us the vpn feature.but, whats a shame is i dont know how to use it...
    like, should there be an application that i install and get the data that i should put in >settings>vpn>profile?
    please i need this really quick.
    Last edited by Muessig; 04-15-2014 at 03:26 PM.
    04-15-2014 01:54 PM
  2. jleebiker's Avatar
    You need the IP address of the VPN gateway/concentrator you are trying to reach.
    Then you need to know the VPN protocol supported by said VPN gateway.
    You also need to know what the challenge/authentication method is.
    Additionally, you MAY need to know the internal DNS domain for the target VPN.
    Also, for the Win8.1 VPN client, you need to know what subnets inside the destination network you want to reach.
    04-15-2014 02:08 PM
  3. majdi suliman's Avatar
    how can i know all that ****? :/ there are no vpn apps like android and ios? :s?
    04-15-2014 02:57 PM
  4. frostieDE's Avatar
    By the way: it seems we will get Cisco's AnyConnect Client for Windows Phone in the future.

    https://twitter.com/AnyConnect/statu...44756033482752
    04-15-2014 03:09 PM
  5. anguilla1980's Avatar
    By the way: it seems we will get Cisco's AnyConnect Client for Windows Phone in the future.

    https://twitter.com/AnyConnect/statu...44756033482752
    That is great news!
    04-15-2014 03:23 PM
  6. jleebiker's Avatar
    how can i know all that ****? :/ there are no vpn apps like android and ios? :s?
    Let's step back a second. What do YOU think VPN is for?
    04-15-2014 03:25 PM
  7. Im_Q's Avatar
    My work uses Junos Pulse for VPN and unlike Windows 8.1, WP8.1 doesn't list it as a built in option. So when I got the WP8.1 update yesterday, I was sincerely surprised when I found a Junos Pulse app in the store. I just downloaded it and it showed up when adding a VPN profile. The annoying thing is the "Download an SSL VPN app from the Store" link doesn't do anything other than launch the store. I expected it to give me a list of available VPN apps in the store (like when looking for lens, wallet, or social hub apps.)

    This doesn't really help anyone really, but I just wanted to share my experience with it.
    04-15-2014 03:37 PM
  8. Alij382's Avatar
    I know what Majdi is talking about. I live in the UAE as well, and there have always been VPN apps for android and iOS that establish and set up themselves on your phone, so that they connect automatically. The use of this is because a lot of the services offered worldwide are blocked here in the UAE including Skype, Viber, and VOiP services. So that's his question, he doesn't have a company or a readily-available account and password, he just wants something that'll make him seem that's he's not in UAE.

    Over & out.
    majdi suliman and Sakitumi like this.
    04-16-2014 07:24 AM
  9. majdi suliman's Avatar
    this is exactly what i need. alij382
    04-16-2014 11:42 AM
  10. anguilla1980's Avatar
    this is exactly what i need. alij382
    Then you are going to need a 3rd party app. the VPN in 8.1 is for point to point tunneling. You need an app that someone has written to VPN into their own network outside your country for accessing blocked content. That is absolutely not the function of the built in VPN, UNLESS you know the settings for the network you wish to connect to.
    04-16-2014 11:52 AM
  11. majdi suliman's Avatar
    Then you are going to need a 3rd party app. the VPN in 8.1 is for point to point tunneling. You need an app that someone has written to VPN into their own network outside your country for accessing blocked content. That is absolutely not the function of the built in VPN, UNLESS you know the settings for the network you wish to connect to.
    so what do u suggest i do?
    04-16-2014 11:56 AM
  12. hs k's Avatar
    We dont have SSTP or PPTP support? C'mon, how am I going going to ditch my laptop if i want to listen to pandora?!
    04-16-2014 12:20 PM
  13. anguilla1980's Avatar
    We dont have SSTP or PPTP support? C'mon, how am I going going to ditch my laptop if i want to listen to pandora?!
    I was very disappointed with this as well, I was hoping to finally push 8.1 for my business clients after years of waiting. Ever since the WM6 and WMDM days most companies have switched to other products. Not that those had VPN, but they could be joined to a domain and controlled easily and securely, but to day there is more of a need for VPN.
    hs k likes this.
    04-16-2014 12:35 PM

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