How to connect an iPhone to Fortigate firewall for tunneling

This article provides a sample IPSec VPN configuration for use with iPhone and iPad.
I’ve tested the following on a Fortigate 60C with FortiOS v4.0 MR3 Patch 9  and v5.0,build3608 (GA Patch 7) but I think it will work even with previous firmware versions.

This is the only way to connect an iPhone or an iPad with a Tunnel VPN, because the FortiClient APP  only supports Web Bookmarks.

Let’s go!

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Travel router with automatic IPVanish VPN connection

Travel Router
GL-iNet AR150 Travel Router

Recently is bought a little mini router/firewall/accesspoint (Travel Router) on dealextreme.com. I was looking for a simular device as the TP-Link WR703N, wich I already own.

I found this little device called the GL.Inet GL-AR150. The device has 2 ethernet ports, WAN and LAN (both PoE) and there is a Atheros 9331 (same as WiFi Pineapple Mark V) WiFi chipset on board. So I ordered and yesterday received it by mail. After updating the firmware to OpenWrt Designated Driver r48135 / LuCI (git-16.004.80366-03a8393 we can start!

 

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