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Client VPN & tethering to iPhone

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Client VPN & tethering to iPhone

Hi,

 

Using the client vpn for my org. Usage it ramping up just like everyone else... finding it bit unreliable.

Hit connect > username and password input > and then it just sits 'verifying username and password' reboot, probably works the next time...

However, I've found it almost never connects when tethered to iPhone. All other types of connection seem better. Anyone else experienced this? Got troubleshooting tips?

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Re: Client VPN & tethering to iPhone

This is my time to shiiiine.

 

Are you on a Windows device?

 

If so, run this PowerShell snippet to set the registry key you need for cellphone hot spots:

 

$registryPath = "HKLM:\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\PolicyAgent"
$name = "AssumeUDPEncapsulationContextOnSendRule"
$value = "2"
New-ItemProperty -Path $registryPath -Name $name -Value $value -PropertyType DWORD -Force | Out-Null

 

 

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Re: Client VPN & tethering to iPhone

Forgot to say: Reboot your device after adding the reg key, so that the key takes effect.

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Re: Client VPN & tethering to iPhone

Ran it, noticed the registry changes so it must have ran, still no good.

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Re: Client VPN & tethering to iPhone

I'm going to guess you are using the Windows GUI to connect the VPN - and that is flaky.

 

Try Start/Run/rasphone.  It works much much better.

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Re: Client VPN & tethering to iPhone

Didn't fix the VPN/iOS tethering issue. But that's good to know as the Windows GUI is flaky you're right.

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Re: Client VPN & tethering to iPhone

Does the event log (Network-wide > Event Log, filter by All Non-Meraki / Client VPN) throw any light on this?

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Re: Client VPN & tethering to iPhone

I think this... may be the issue.

https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT206844

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Re: Client VPN & tethering to iPhone

Had not found that filter on the event log before. Will take a look! thanks.

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