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Anoop_C_Nair
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Sep 20, 2019

Auto Connect/Always connect to VPN even if the category is Domain Network

Hello, I know if the device is connected to trusted network or Domain network, the VPN auto trigger and Always ON setting is not going to work.

 

Is there any "special" configuration which anyone can suggest so that irrespective of network connection the VPN should be ALWAYS connected? I know it's not great stuff to do but I have a requirement.

 

Powershell script is another option which I can try to connect the VPN ;) but it bit more over kill....

 

KR

Anoop

 

  • Yes, it's unusual to use VPN when already in the corporate network. Not sure I'd recommend it, but the VPN uses network location awareness to do this.

    K40314933: Enabling or disabling autoconnect in the BIG-IP Edge Client on Windows

    https://support.f5.com/csp/article/K40314933

    In step 6 where you were meant to enter the DNS suffix of your corporate network, you can choose not to, so that it will attempt to connect anyways.

     

    This explains the feature as well

    K34467612: Overview of BIG-IP Edge Client autoconnect location awareness

    https://support.f5.com/csp/article/K34467612

     

    And you might want to use this in combination with the Enable Always Connected mode described here

    K43906425: Overview of BIG-IP Edge Client Always Connected mode

    https://support.f5.com/csp/article/K43906425

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  • Yes, it's unusual to use VPN when already in the corporate network. Not sure I'd recommend it, but the VPN uses network location awareness to do this.

    K40314933: Enabling or disabling autoconnect in the BIG-IP Edge Client on Windows

    https://support.f5.com/csp/article/K40314933

    In step 6 where you were meant to enter the DNS suffix of your corporate network, you can choose not to, so that it will attempt to connect anyways.

     

    This explains the feature as well

    K34467612: Overview of BIG-IP Edge Client autoconnect location awareness

    https://support.f5.com/csp/article/K34467612

     

    And you might want to use this in combination with the Enable Always Connected mode described here

    K43906425: Overview of BIG-IP Edge Client Always Connected mode

    https://support.f5.com/csp/article/K43906425