Apr 132014

Hello world of little greeny robots!AndroidBot

Your voice has been listened, therefore I’m posting working instructions about how to make a client-to-site VPN with a McAfee Next Generation Firewall using a Samsung Galaxy S3 running Android version 4.

The firewall configuration is similar to the one used in my previous post about iOS VPN, so you can take the gateway configuration from there as well as the instructions to generate digital certificates.

Concerning the client side configuration, here we go!

Apologies for the screenshot in Italian, but I had access to this version of the device and the… owner did not like me to change language 🙂

First, go in your smartphone’s Settings – Wireless and Network and choose to configure a VPN.


Second, tap on Add VPN and configure it as shown below (from the top, the parameters names are: Name, Type, Server public IP address, User IPSec Digital Certificate, IPSec CA Digital Certificate, IPSec Server Digital Certificate set as Received from server ).

Leave the other advanced parameters as default.


Tap on Save and… ready to test!

Tap on the newly created VPN configuration, provide valid user authentication credentials when prompted and tap Connect.



And voilà… few seconds later, you’ll see you VPN as Connected  and you can check the status tapping on it.

I’ve tested reachability of a Web Server in protected VPN domain and…



As usual, please comment and report your experience and what worked and what did not.

That’s all folks!

  2 Responses to “McAfee NGFW client-to-site VPN with a Samsung S3 running Android 4”

  1. hi sir,
    how can i get the authentication type, as i only have the software mcafe vpn client in windows OS.
    i cant figure out the type. and even the certificates

  2. Hi.
    This tutorial was made for Android smartphones, hence your mileage may vary with WinOS… where I apologise but have no experience.

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