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BlackBerry® PlayBook™

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Posts: 64
Registered: ‎03-31-2011
My Device: 9700
My Carrier: ok

Playbook VPN Cient interoperability, success with Draytek Router

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While I understand, that RIM only support major VPN Vendors like Cisco out of the box, I find it desirable to use the playbook VPN client  with sub 300$ equipment.


I accidentally found out the PB will connect to Routers from Draytek Corp, If you choose "Juniper IPSec VPN (SRX-Series). Choose PSK authentication, insert a authentication ID and a PSK. Under Advanced add a random private network/Subnet mask and the private network of the VPN Gateway.

On the Draytek create a Remote-Dial-In user, Allow  IPSec Tunnel, insert the authentication ID under "Peer ID", and the PSK under IKE Pre-shared key.


Save, connect.

Works for me with WiFi and 3G.


Maybe this helps someone else. I found other threads where people using equipment from netgear tried with the generic IKE server profile but finally gave up. I also tried this first, and, was not successful. But the Juniper VPN works.