Datto Networking: How to set up a client VPN for D200 and DNA routers and Android mobile devices

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This article describes how to set up a client VPN for D200 and DNA routers and Android mobile devices.

Environment

  • Datto D200 Router
  • Datto Networking Appliance (DNA)
  • Android devices

Description

Procedure

1. Configure the client VPN settings on the router.

2. On Datto Network Manager's VPN page, click Download User Credentials and save them to a known location. For D200 devices, this will be a .zip file. For DNA devices, this will be a .conf file.

mceclip0.pngFigure 1: The Download User Credentials link (click to enlarge)

3. Unzip the folder, locate the user's .ovpn file, and move it from your computer to a folder on the mobile device.

mceclip3.pngFigure 2: The User Credentials folder (click to enlarge)

4. Follow the specific setup steps below for Android devices or iOS devices.

Android devices

1. On the Android device, open the Google Play Store & install the official OpenVPN app.

mceclip4.pngFigure 3: The Google Play Store (click to enlarge)

2. Open the OpenVPN app and agree to the terms and conditions. The Import Profile screen will appear.

image_2.pngFigure 4: The Import Profile screen (click to enlarge)

3. Tap File. A dialog box will open, asking for permission to access your device. Tap Allow.

image_3.pngFigure 5: device access permissions (click to enlarge)

4. Navigate to the location where you saved the users .opvn file then tap on it.

5. After the app imports the file, you will see a confirmation. Tap Connect after import

image_4.pngFigure 6: The Imported Profile screen (click to enlarge)

6. After connecting, the profile will show as CONNECTED on the screen. Tap the toggle to disconnect and re-connect.

image_5__1_.pngFigure 7: The connected profile (click to enlarge)


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