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FortiClient VPN - Android SSL Configuration from China

Guide to install and configure FortiClient VPN on an Android device

FortiClient VPN - Android SSL Configuration from China

VPN Registration

You must first register to use the VPN Service, if you haven't already you can register here : VPN Registration

 

As China is such a large country we have created two VPN connection points to help improve performance. Which one you should use will depend on where you are located within China but general advice is to connect to the one that is geographically closest:

 

Server Region Area
47.112.118.73 Shenzhen China South
182.92.210.105 Beijing China North

 

We recommend that you create two connections in Forticlient VPN and then try both to see which gives the best performance.

VPN Installation and Configuration

The following guide will lead you through installing and configuring the FortiClient VPN on your Android device.

  1. Open the Play store on your Android Device
  2. Search for FortiClient VPN
  3. Tap Install
  4. Once the installation is complete tap Open
  5. On the Welcome message, tap OK
  6. On the FortiClient VPN permissions screen, tap OK
  7. On the FortiClient VPN permissions screen, tap Allow
  8. Enter  the name of the connection "VPN@Ed - SSL China South"
  9. Tick the "SSL VPN" option and tap Create
  10. Enter the SSL VPN Details:
    • Server: 47.112.118.73
    • Port: 8443

Leave all other details as defaults

Note: There is no save button, the details are saved automatically

Now create a second VPN connection for China North by clicking on the menu to the right of the 'FortiClient VPN' title (3 horizontal lines). 

Select 'VPN' to return to the home screen

Click on the '+ New VPN' option to add an new connection

Repeat steps 8 - 10 above but using the following values 

  • VPN Name VPN@Ed - SSL China North 
  • Server 182.92.210.105
  • Port 8443

 

To connect to the VPN

  • Tap on the Menu (3 horizontal lines in the top right corner)
  • Tap VPN
  • Tap on the connection under VPN Tunnels - select the bext connection based on yur location
  • Tap Connect
  • Enter your username (uun) and VPN password (separate from normal password), tap on Login
  • On the Connection Request screen tap OK

You should now be connected to the University network

 

Troubleshooting

If you are having problems connecting once you have setup your new VPN connection then check the troubleshooting and common issues page for some suggestions.

 

This guide was developed using Android One V10 but the steps should be the same for other version.