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Windows 7: Windows 7 built-in SSL VPN client?


22 Feb 2010   #1

Win XP
 
 
Windows 7 built-in SSL VPN client?

I haven't yet tried Windows 7. I haven't been blessed with the experience. However, I do know that Win 2000/XP both had VPN functionality bundled with the OS--you could click on "Make New Connection" under Network Properties and create a VPN adapter for PPTP or IPSec/L2TP VPNs.

But I want to know if Windows 7 also provides built-in SSL VPN functionality as well, since SSL VPNs are all the rage now. Many cable routers now act as SSL VPN endpoints.

If this functionality is not available, is Msoft planning it in a later Service Pack? Or do we have to wait till Windows 8?


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22 Feb 2010   #2

Windows 8.1 Pro (x64)
 
 

Right in Network and Sharing Center, under the list header "Change your network settings", Set up a new connection or network.
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22 Feb 2010   #3

Windows 7
 
 

I could be wrong, but isnt a SSL VPN supposed to be a VPN connection thru a browser? I use my browser to connect to a HTTPS site and that is how I get my "VPN" connection.

If I'm right, this type of connection must be setup on the receiving end and it doesnt really matter what OS you are connecting from as long as it can support SSL and/or HTTPS connections.

JPN
Http://cibertek.net/blog
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23 Feb 2010   #4

W7 Ultimate 64bit W7 Premium 64bit W7 Premium 32bit WXP Home 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Cibertek View Post
I could be wrong, but isnt a SSL VPN supposed to be a VPN connection thru a browser? I use my browser to connect to a HTTPS site and that is how I get my "VPN" connection.

If I'm right, this type of connection must be setup on the receiving end and it doesnt really matter what OS you are connecting from as long as it can support SSL and/or HTTPS connections.

JPN
Http://cibertek.net/blog
You're correct. SSL VPN's are clientless and rely on the browser's built in SSL support.
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24 Feb 2010   #5

Win XP
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by RedBirdDad View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Cibertek View Post
I could be wrong, but isnt a SSL VPN supposed to be a VPN connection thru a browser? I use my browser to connect to a HTTPS site and that is how I get my "VPN" connection.

If I'm right, this type of connection must be setup on the receiving end and it doesnt really matter what OS you are connecting from as long as it can support SSL and/or HTTPS connections.

JPN
Http://cibertek.net/blog
You're correct. SSL VPN's are clientless and rely on the browser's built in SSL support.
An SSL VPN network adapter is needed to join the PC LAN w/the remote LAN. With the browser, at most you have systems where you can view a remote desktop thru the VPN.
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25 Feb 2010   #6

W7 Ultimate 64bit W7 Premium 64bit W7 Premium 32bit WXP Home 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by solletica View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by RedBirdDad View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Cibertek View Post
I could be wrong, but isnt a SSL VPN supposed to be a VPN connection thru a browser? I use my browser to connect to a HTTPS site and that is how I get my "VPN" connection.

If I'm right, this type of connection must be setup on the receiving end and it doesnt really matter what OS you are connecting from as long as it can support SSL and/or HTTPS connections.

JPN
Http://cibertek.net/blog
You're correct. SSL VPN's are clientless and rely on the browser's built in SSL support.
An SSL VPN network adapter is needed to join the PC LAN w/the remote LAN. With the browser, at most you have systems where you can view a remote desktop thru the VPN.
You should not have to manually install a "VPN Client Adapter". SSL VPN's use the SSL support already embedded in the browser. However, web VPN's may download an activex control or similar executable to support the connection. It depends on the manufacturer of the VPN server.
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