How to use dockVPN on your devices                中文

This instruction is based on this page on GitHub

Following these instructions, users can set up VPN connections in several minutes without any additional software on your computers and smart devices. 

Windows 10 (ver. 1709) with the L2TP/IPsec protocol

  Follow these simple instructions to use the L2TP/IPsec protocol. See below for the more secure Xauth/IPsec protocol. 

   1. Click the Windows Start button, then click Settings

   2. Select Network & Internet.

   3. Click VPN from the left panel.

   4. Click the Add a VPN connection.

   5. Select Windows (build-in) for VPN provider.  Enter dockVPN for Connection name. Enter the IP address you received into the Server name or address. Select L2TP/IPsec with pre-shared key for VPN type. Then enter the PSK (pre-shared key), user name and password you received.  Click Save

    6. You can now click Connect under the VPN connection. Next time, you can just click the wifi icon from the Windows system tray and select the dockVPN and click Connect. 

Windows Xauth protocol

​    This is the Xauth/IPsec protocol that we recommend. 

  1. Download and install the free Shrew Soft VPN client.
    Note: This VPN client supports Windows 10, 2K/XP/Vista/7/8.

  2. Click Start Menu -> All Programs -> ShrewSoft VPN Client -> VPN Access Manager

  3. Click the Add (+) button on toolbar.

  4. Enter Your VPN Server IP in the Host Name or IP Address field.

  5. Click the Authentication tab. Select Mutual PSK + XAuth from the Authentication Method drop-down menu.

  6. Under the Local Identity sub-tab, select IP Address from the Identification Type drop-down menu.

  7. Click the Credentials sub-tab. Enter Your VPN IPsec PSK in the Pre Shared Key field.

  8. Click the Phase 1 tab. Select main from the Exchange Type drop-down menu.

  9. Click the Phase 2 tab. Select sha1 from the HMAC Algorithm drop-down menu.

  10. Click Save to save the VPN connection details.

  11. Select the new VPN connection. Click the Connect button on toolbar.

  12. Enter Your VPN Username in the Username field.

  13. Enter Your VPN Password in the Password field.

  14. Click Connect.

Once connected, you will see tunnel enabled in the VPN Connect status window. Click the "Network" tab, and confirm that Established - 1 is displayed under "Security Associations". You can verify that your traffic is being routed properly by looking up your IP address on Google. It should say "Your public IP address is Your VPN Server IP".

If you get an error when trying to connect, see Troubleshooting.

OS X

  1. Open System Preferences and go to the Network section.

  2. Click the + button in the lower-left corner of the window.

  3. Select VPN from the Interface drop-down menu.

  4. Select Cisco IPSec from the VPN Type drop-down menu.

  5. Enter anything you like for the Service Name.

  6. Click Create.

  7. Enter Your VPN Server IP for the Server Address.

  8. Enter Your VPN Username for the Account Name.

  9. Enter Your VPN Password for the Password.

  10. Click the Authentication Settings button.

  11. In the Machine Authentication section, select the Shared Secret radio button and enter Your VPN IPsec PSK.

  12. Leave the Group Name field blank.

  13. Click OK.

  14. Check the Show VPN status in menu bar checkbox.

  15. Click Apply to save the VPN connection information.

To connect to the VPN: Use the menu bar icon, or go to the Network section of System Preferences, select the VPN and choose Connect. You can verify that your traffic is being routed properly by looking up your IP address on Google. It should say "Your public IP address is Your VPN Server IP".

If you get an error when trying to connect, see Troubleshooting.

Android

  1. Launch the Settings application.

  2. Tap "Network & internet". Or, if using Android 7 or earlier, tap More... in the Wireless & networks section.

  3. Tap VPN.

  4. Tap Add VPN Profile or the + icon at top-right of screen.

  5. Enter anything you like in the Name field.

  6. Select IPSec Xauth PSK in the Type drop-down menu.

  7. Enter Your VPN Server IP in the Server address field.

  8. Leave the IPSec identifier field blank.

  9. Enter Your VPN IPsec PSK in the IPSec pre-shared key field.

  10. Tap Save.

  11. Tap the new VPN connection.

  12. Enter Your VPN Username in the Username field.

  13. Enter Your VPN Password in the Password field.

  14. Check the Save account information checkbox.

  15. Tap Connect.

Once connected, you will see a VPN icon in the notification bar. You can verify that your traffic is being routed properly by looking up your IP address on Google. It should say "Your public IP address is Your VPN Server IP".

If you get an error when trying to connect, see Troubleshooting.

iOS

  1. Go to Settings -> General -> VPN.

  2. Tap Add VPN Configuration....

  3. Tap Type. Select IPSec and go back.

  4. Tap Description and enter anything you like.

  5. Tap Server and enter Your VPN Server IP.

  6. Tap Account and enter Your VPN Username.

  7. Tap Password and enter Your VPN Password.

  8. Leave the Group Name field blank.

  9. Tap Secret and enter Your VPN IPsec PSK.

  10. Tap Done.

  11. Slide the VPN switch ON.

Once connected, you will see a VPN icon in the status bar. You can verify that your traffic is being routed properly by looking up your IP address on Google. It should say "Your public IP address is Your VPN Server IP".

If you get an error when trying to connect, see Troubleshooting.

Linux  Fedora and CentOS

Fedora 28 (and newer) and CentOS 8/7 users can install the NetworkManager-libreswan-gnome package using yum, then configure the IPsec/XAuth VPN client using the GUI.

  1. Go to Settings -> Network -> VPN. Click the + button.

  2. Select IPsec based VPN.

  3. Enter anything you like in the Name field.

  4. Enter Your VPN Server IP for the Gateway.

  5. Select IKEv1 (XAUTH) in the Type drop-down menu.

  6. Enter Your VPN Username for the User name.

  7. Right-click the ? in the User password field, select Store the password only for this user.

  8. Enter Your VPN Password for the User password.

  9. Leave the Group name field blank.

  10. Right-click the ? in the Secret field, select Store the password only for this user.

  11. Enter Your VPN IPsec PSK for the Secret.

  12. Leave the Remote ID field blank.

  13. Click Add to save the VPN connection information.

  14. Turn the VPN switch ON.

Once connected, you can verify that your traffic is being routed properly by looking up your IP address on Google. It should say "Your public IP address is Your VPN Server IP".