Proxicast IPSec VPN Client FAQs
Frequently Asked Questions
Do I need a static IP address on the LAN-Cell? (back
No. The Proxicast IPSec VPN Client software and the LAN-Cell firmware support Fully Qualified Domain Names (FQDN) as end-points for VPN tunnels.
This means that the LAN-Cell, the VPN Client PC or both can have dynamic IP addresses yet can still create IPSec tunnels. You will need to have a dynamic DNS (DDNS) name assigned to
at least one of the tunnel ends to use this feature. Some cellular carriers provide DDNS services; otherwise, use a service such
as DynDNS.com or No-IP.com.
Why not just use the IPSec features in Windows? (back
You can create IPSec tunnels to the LAN-Cell using the IPSec features built into Windows.
See our 31 page TechNote on how to
configure the 28 parameters required in Windows.
Or, you can use the VPN Configuration Wizards in the LAN-Cell and the Proxicast VPN Client software to create an IPSec tunnel in 3 directed steps, entering just the
PreShared Key, WAN IP address (or FQDN) of the LAN-Cell and the LAN IP subnet. We even have a TechNote to guide you.
The Proxicast IPSec VPN Client software offers you many additional features and more flexibility.
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Dynamic IP (FQDN) Support
Copy Configuration Parameters
Tunnel Status Panel & Icon
Debug Console & Log
* Note that the "New Network Connection Wizard" in Windows can only configure Point-to-Point Tunneling Protocol (PPTP) or Layer Two Tunneling Protocol (L2TP) connections, not the more
secure IPSec tunnels.
Is there a version for MAC OS or Linux? (back
No. The Proxicast IPSec VPN Client software is available only for 32 & 64 bit versions of Microsoft Windows. There are other
open-source and vendor-specific IPSec clients for MAC OS and Linux that should work with the LAN-Cell.
How is the software licensed? (back to top)
The Proxicast IPSec VPN Client software is licensed on a "per PC" basis. Each PC that runs the software must have its own
license key. License keys are transferable between PCs (see below).
License fees include unlimited software updates for the life of the product. See our Online Ordering System for ordering details and discounts for
more than 5 licenses per organization.
Can I move a license key to a new PC? (back
Yes. Simply uninstall the Proxicast IPSec VPN Client software on the first PC while the PC is connected to the Internet. This will deactivate your license key on our licensing server. Install the software
on a new PC, enter the previous license key and re-enable the software by selecting the Activate button.
What other IPSec devices can the Proxicast VPN Client connect with? (back
The Proxicast IPSec VPN Client software is interoperable with most IPSec-compliant VPN hardware and software solutions, including those from
leading security vendors such as:
Unfortunately, Proxicast cannot provide direct technical support for configuring the IPSec VPN Client for these vendors' devices.