Tag : Apple iPhone

Setting up VPN On Your iPad/iPhone

If you are interested in setting up a Cisco IPSec VPN connection on your iPad, I have detailed some instructions on doing so.

  1. On the iPad itself, go to Settings > General > Network >VPN > Add VPN Configuration.
  2. On the tabs listed, select the IPSec tab from the connection types. Note that  you see a Cisco logo present here.
  3. Now you can enter you information as provided by your network admin:
    • Description: “Work VPN” (this can be whatever you would like)
    • Server: vpn.mydomain.com (ask your IT administrator if you are not sure)
    • Account: Your network login account
    • Password: Your network login password
    • Group Name: myvpn (ask network admin
    • Secret: ******* (once again ask your network admin)

4. Now you should be able to click save up in the corner and we are almost there.

5. You should now be able to go into Settings > General > Network > VPN  and slide the VPN switch to on. Once connected, you can use your favorite RDP client and remote your network PCs.

 

Adding Exchange Account to iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch

  1. To add an Exchange account to your Mobile device, go to Settings > Mail, Contacts, Calendars > Add Account > Microsoft Exchange.
  2. Then, enter your email address, domain, username, password, and a description. The description just describes the account, for example “Brett’s Account.” If you do not know your domain, ask your network administrator.
  3. Your mobile device will now try and retrieve the connection settings by itself using Autodiscovery. Most of the time this will fail and you will be prompted with the following screen. When you are, you need to enter the mail servers address (e.g. mail.mydomain.com). Again if you do not know this, contact your network administrator.
  4. The next screen allows you to choose which items you would like to synchronize. Most of the time you want to leave the default which is Mail, Contacts, and Calendars. To adjust additional settings, you need to go back into Settings > Mail, Contacts, Calendars.