01-12-2010 11:46 AM
I have looked through countless forums and documentation and can not find any definitive answer as to whether or not a Blackberry smartphone can, via WiFi, can connect to a VPN without BES. All documentation and How-To's point in the direction of BES to answer all my questions.
What I would like is a yes or no answer. Does the Blackberry support VPN to a Microsoft VPN server via L2TP or PPTP without BES? To be even more specific: Can I connect, without BES, with EAP-SIM authentication via IKE-V2 protocol, via a VPN connection?
I actually have looked at a lot of the documentation and my gut feel is that it is not possible, but I need confirmation so that I can inform my company of the Blackberry's feature set and limitations.
01-12-2010 01:04 PM
Hi and Welcome to the Forums!
Not using the specific function you desire information on, I cannot answer specifically...but I can point you to more research data:
Sorry if that is redundant...there's no way to know, from your post, if you've seen those specific KBs or not. You are also free to further search the RIM BTSC for KBs that might be even more relevant to your quest:
Good luck and let us know!
01-12-2010 02:18 PM
Yes I read both of those and ones on PPTP (KB13999). After re-reading I think I can definitely say that it doesn't support a non-BES VPN. This line
Note: To be valid, the VPN profile created on the BlackBerry smartphone must match the VPN profile created on the BlackBerry® Enterprise Server.
leads me to believe you have to have the BES. I think Blackberry should have this in their marketing and specifications. VPN enabled if you use Blackberry's BES.
Thanks for the help!
05-21-2011 08:36 PM
11-12-2011 11:56 AM
But if anyone has connected to a VPN without BES (meaning only with BIS) please let me know!
Anything would help !
12-07-2012 08:32 PM