Connecting to SIPINK hosted PBX using OPENVPN

If OpenVPN Connections are being blocked in your country, please refer to the OpenVPN (stunnel) documentation which will help you wrap your connection into an SSL traffic layer.

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Note: VPN’s provided by SIPINK only allow data to be passed to SIPINK servers, therefore you will not be able to access any other sites. The VPN config file has the correct settings to pass data unrelated to VoIP and SIPINK direct trough your normal connect, therefore please ensure you do not enable pass all traffic trough VPN otherwise you will have no connectivity except for SIPINK’s servers.

 

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  1. Download and run the OpenVPN Windows Installer.
  2. Select Next accept and click agreed on the licence agreement.
  3. Leaving all the default options checked, select next on the choose components screen.
  4. Take note of the provided destination folder, as this will be location where you place the SIPINK client configuration file. Click install.
  5. If a windows security notice appears, go ahead and click Allow or Yes.
  6. Click Next and Click Finish.
  7. Right-click on the OpenVPN GUI desktop icon and choose Properties.
  8. Go to the Compatibility tab and click the Run this program as an administrator checkbox if it is not set in the Privilege Level section.
  9. Click OpenVPN GUI desktop icon to launch the application.
  10. Navigate to the config directory you took not of in step 4, by default the location would be: C:\Program Files\OpenVPN\config or C:\Program Files (x86)\OpenVPN\config
  11. Place the sipink.conf file alongside the readme file.
  12. Right Click Open VPN located in your taskbar and press connect.
  13. Ensure that you do not enable pass all traffic trough VPN.
  14. You should now be able to connect securely to our System using the normal settings.
  1. Navigate to Tunnelblick and download the latest stable version.
  2. Enter your password and allow the installation process to complete, and click OK.
  3. Press Launch Once the installation has completed.
  4. Press I have configuration files.
  5. Double-click the OpenVPN profile sent to you by SIPINK.
  6. After selecting which user it should be made available to, you will be asked to enter your password.
  7. Ensure that you do not enable pass all traffic trough VPN from the VPN settings.
  8. Find Tunnelblick icon in your menu bar. Click on it, and choose Connect.
  9. Success! You should be able to connect securely to our System.
  10. A notification should popup notifying you that your IP has not changed, this is a correct message and can be ignored.
    sudo apt-get install stun
    stunclient stun.l.google.com 19302
  1. Install OpenVPN via command line:
    sudo apt-get install openvpn OR sudo yum install openvpn OR esoteric-package-manager hipster openvpn
  2. Copy the downloaded SIPINK.ovpn file to any location. /etc/openvpn/ will be used for the sake of the tutorial.
  3. Execute OpenVPN, and pass it the .ovpn profile as an option.sudo openvpn SIPINK.ovpn
  4. Success! You can verify that your traffic is being routed properly by using google’ stun servers and pinging it.
    sudo apt-get install stun
    stunclient stun.l.google.com 19302

  1. Install OpenVPN for Android.
  2. Copy the SIPINK.ovpn file to your phone.
  3. Launch OpenVPN for Android.
  4. Tap the folder icon in the lower-right of the screen.
  5. Select the sipink.ovpn profile that you copied to your phone.
  6. Tap the save icon on the bottom right of the screen
  7. Tap the profile.
  8. Accept the connection warning.
  9. Success!
  1. Download OpenVPN Connect and launch it.
  2. Open iTunes on your computer and connect your phone.
  3. Select your phone, click on the Apps tab, and find OpenVPN under the File Sharing section.
  4. Drag and drop the downloaded SIPINK.ovpn file into the file sharing window.
  5. OpenVPN on your phone will say that 1 new OpenVPN profile is available for import.
  6. Tap the green + button to import the profile.
  7. Tap the slider to connect to the OpenVPN server.
  8. Success!

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