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Support Bulletin #7 Return to Bulletin Index

VPN Client Update Released


Version 4.65 of the Proxicast IPSec VPN Client software for Windows is now available. Version 4.65 is a free upgrade to existing Proxicast IPSec VPN Client customers who are currently under software maintenance. A fully-functional 30-day free trial version is available on the Proxicast web site http://www.proxicast.com/vpnclient/VPN_Client_Download.htm.

Version 4.65 retains all the features of previous versions, such as the easy setup VPN Wizard and the quick LAN-Cell pre-configuration option, but adds over 80 new features, enhancements and updates including:

         Windows 7 32 & 64-bit support

 

         Support for Arabic, Hindi & Thai in addition to 16 other languages

         Vista Credential Providers (aka GINA on W2K/WXP) support to enable Windows logon via VPN connection or the option to logon to the local machine

 

         The ability to use certificates from the Windows Certificate Store which enables smooth integration with any PKI software supporting the Windows Certificate Store

 

         Improved support for multiple VPN tunnels

 

         New Two-Way Factor Token support


To upgrade, simply download the latest version from the Proxicast web site: http://www.proxicast.com/vpnclient/VPN_Client_Download.htm and install over your existing VPN Client software version. You will be asked to restart your PC and reactivate the software once the upgrade is complete.

Version 4.65 Release Notes: http://www.proxicast.com/vpnclient/Proxicast_VPNClient_ReleaseNotes.pdf

Full Press Release: http://www.proxicast.com/press/pr-2009-12-02-vpn-client.htm


Lightning Strikes


Periodically, we receive word from customers that their LAN-Cell (or other equipment) has been damaged by lightning, either through a direct hit to the antenna or via feedback through the power circuit. We encourage all customers to install properly grounded lightning arrestors in-line with any outside mounted antennas.  Proxicast offers several excellent coaxial lightning arrestors in our online store http://www.proxicast.com/shopping/index.php?target=categories&category_id=185.

Proper surge protection and power conditioning are also crucial to protect the LAN-Cell and other equipment from excessive current and/or voltage swings during electrical disturbances.  A good quality UPS and surge suppressor should be used to isolate the LAN-Cell from AC power sources.  If the LAN-Cell is being powered from a DC power source, an isolating power conditioner such as the interVOLT can be used http://www.proxicast.com/shopping/index.php?target=products&product_id=29874.

Please consult your local building codes and fire protection standards for more information on proper grounding of antennas, equipment, and facilities.


New TechNotes


We've added several new Tech Notes on frequently requested topics:

Best Practices for Remote Sites
A compilation of recommendations for maximizing communications up-time and security at remote unmanned sites.

Accessing Remote Devices
A step-by-step example of how to configure the LAN-Cell 2 to permit remote access to devices attached to the LAN from the Internet. A web camera / DVR is used as an example. but the configuration is the same for any sort of IP-based remote equipment (e.g. PLCs, sensors, PCs, RTUs, etc.).

Configuring Dynamic DNS on the LAN-Cell 2
Examples of configuring the Dynamic DNS client portion of the LAN-Cell 2 to provide a constant DNS name for when only dynamic IP addresses are available from your ISP.

Changing the LAN-Cell 2's Remote Management Ports
How to configure the LAN-Cell's internal HTTP, HTTPS, SSH and TELNET servers to listen on non-standard IP ports to avoid conflicts with existing servers running on your remote equipment.


  Download these TechNotes from our Support Web Site: http://www.proxicast.com/support/TechNotes.htm


TipRecent Additions to the LAN-Cell Knowledgebase:


Be sure to check our extensive knowledgebase for answers to common technical support questions like these:


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