Standard VPN

VPN Plus Server provides multiple popular VPN solutions—SSTP VPN, OpenVPN, L2TP/IPSec, and PPTP VPN—to suit your needs and networking environments.

SSTP VPN

Secure Socket Tunneling Protocol (SSTP) is a VPN solution that provides SSL-protected VPN connections. With the built-in client on the Windows computer, you can quickly build the SSTP VPN connection.

To set up SSTP VPN:

  1. Click Standard VPN on the left panel, and go to SSTP.
  2. Select Enable SSTP.
  3. Specify the settings below:
  4. Click Apply to finish the setup.

To connect via SSTP VPN:

Follow the instructions to start an SSTP VPN connection from your local computer:

OpenVPN

OpenVPN is an open source solution for implementing the VPN service, and provides SSL/TSL-protected VPN connections.

To set up OpenVPN:

  1. Click Standard VPN on the left panel, and go to OpenVPN.
  2. Select Enable OpenVPN server.
  3. Specify the settings below:
  4. Click Apply to finish the setup.

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To export certificates for clients' use:

VPN Plus Server can issue a certificate for OpenVPN clients to have them authenticated to use OpenVPN for network access.

  1. Click Standard VPN on the left panel, and go to OpenVPN.
  2. Make sure Enable OpenVPN server is selected.
  3. Click Export Configurations to download a .zip file that contains VPNConfig.ovpn, the certificate file for use.
  4. Have VPNConfig.ovpn installed on OpenVPN client devices.

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To connect via OpenVPN

Follow the instructions to start an OpenVPN connection from your local computer:

L2TP/IPSec VPN

L2TP (Layer 2 Tunneling Protocol) over IPSec provides VPN connections with increased security and is supported by most clients (such as Windows, Mac, Linux, and mobile devices).

To set up L2TP/IPSec VPN:

  1. Click Standard VPN on the left panel, and go to L2TP.
  2. Select Enable L2TP/IPSec VPN server.
  3. Specify the settings below:
  4. For more security, you may enter and confirm a Pre-shared key given to clients for authentication.
  5. To allow non-RFC standard clients to use L2TP/IPSec VPN connection, select Enable SHA2-256 compatible mode (96 bit).
  6. Click Apply to finish the setup.

Note:

To connect via L2TP/IPSec VPN:

Follow the instructions to start an L2TP/IPSec VPN connection from your local computer:

PPTP VPN

PPTP (Point-to-Point Tunneling Protocol) is a commonly used VPN solution supported by most clients (including Windows, Mac, and Linux).

To set up PPTP VPN:

  1. Click Standard VPN on the left panel, and go to PPTP.
  2. Select Enable PPTP VPN server.
  3. Specify the settings below:
  4. Click Apply to finish the setup.

Note:

To connect via PPTP VPN:

Follow the instructions to start a PPTP VPN connection from your local computer: