Using VPNs over BGAN Version 01, 15.05.06
Posted by Alex Sima, Last modified by Michael Ulit on 09 April 2015 06:02 PM



1.0.    Introduction


1.1.       About this guide


This document introduces the VPN protocols and VPN clients that have been tested on the BGAN

network, explains how to configure a VPN connection using BGAN LaunchPad, and gives advice on how to optimize your VPN client for use over BGAN.


It is intended for first time end-users, Distribution Partners, Service Providers and anyone who

wants to use a BGAN terminal to connect to the BGAN network and use network services. A

previous knowledge VPNs and VPN client software, and of the BGAN LaunchPad application is

required. A previous knowledge of satellite communications is useful, but not essential.

This document assumes that the VPN client is connected to the BGAN terminal via the Ethernet interface.

The sections include:


  • • Introduction to VPNs – including the protocols and VPN clients tested over BGAN.


  • • Configuring a VPN connection using BGAN LaunchPad – explains how to configure a VPN for use over split tunnels and inclusive tunnels.


  • • VPN Scenarios – single-user, multi-user and workgroup solutions.


  • • Tests and Analysis – gives the results of comparative VPN client testing, and outlines some of the factors affecting performance.


  • • Troubleshooting – a small section on possible pitfalls.


1.2. Other sources of information


  • • This is one of a series of PDF documents in the BGAN Solutions Guide. The Solutions Guide is designed to help you make the most of your BGAN terminal. Other documents in the series are available for download from Click on BGAN support, then click on How to guides.


This Web site also gives further information on the BGAN service, including Industry solutions.


  • • Refer to “BGAN LaunchPad Help” for details on using BGAN LaunchPad.


  • • Refer to the documentation supplied with your VPN client for details on changing configuration and settings.


PDF Guide attached below

 using vpns over bgan.pdf (828.55 KB)
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