How to connect to the service provider via VPN using SMPP - Built-in VPN Client of Windows (PPTP MPPE VPN)
The example guide below demonstrates how you can create an SMPP
connection in Ozeki NG SMS Gateway to connect to the service provider via VPN. In this
case the VPN connection will be ensured via the built-in VPN client of Windows.
Watch the video tutorial and follow the configuration steps!
VPN refers to Virtual Private Network. VPN enables you to connect
to the remote computers of a remote network via encrypted channel over the
Internet. Since it uses encrypted channel, VPN connection ensures safety.
If you connect to the remote computers of a remote network you can use your PC
as if it would be the part of the remote network.
There are various ways to be connected to a remote network via VPN. In this example, you
will find a guide about using the built-in VPN client of Windows.
The built-in VPN client of Windows uses PPTP (Point to Point Tunneling Protocol)
protocol with MPPE (Microsoft Point to Point Encryption) encryption, by default.
To be able to connect to a remote computer with this built-in VPN client, the
remote computer also needs to run a VPN server that supports PPTP protocol with
MPPE encryption. It can also be an other PC running Windows.
In this example, you will learn how to create an SMPP connection in Ozeki NG
SMS Gateway to connect to a service provider via VPN connection if the
service provider ensures VPN connection also via PPTP protocol with MPPE
It is assumed that you have already received the necessary data from your
- username and password that is required for VPN connection
- IP address, port number, username and password that is required for SMPP
- Ozeki NG SMS Gateway has already been downloaded
and installed on your PC
Step 1 - Create VPN connection
Select Start/Control panel/Network Connections/New connection
wizard menu item (Figure 1).
Figure 1 - New connection wizard
On the appeared welcome panel click on Next (Figure 2).
Figure 2 - Welcome panel
On Network Connection Type window select Connect to the network at
my workplace option and click on Next (Figure 3).
Figure 3 - Select Connect to the network at my workplace option
On Network connection window select Virtual Private Network
connection option and click on Next (Figure 4).
Figure 4 - Virtual Private Network connection option
On Connection Name window provide an optional name for the created
connection at Company Name field and click on Next (Figure 5). For example, SMPP service provider VPN.
Figure 5 - Provide a name
On VPN Server Selection window specify the IP address or
host name of the VPN server and click on Next (Figure 6).
Figure 6 - IP address of the VPN server
On Connection Availability window you can leave the options
default and click on Next (Figure 7).
Figure 7 - Connection availability
Finally click on Finish to save changes (Figure 8).
Figure 8 - Finish the wizard
On the appeared window enter the Username and Password you
have received from your service provider for creating VPN connection (Figure 9).
Then click on Connect. (You can also reach this window from Start/Control
panel/Netwok connections/Connection name).
Figure 9 - Enter the received Username and Password
If the connection is successful, an icon appears on the
notification area of the tray and a message demonstrates that you are connected (Figure 10).
Figure 10 - Connection is successful
If you click on the message demonstrating that you are connected,
you can see the status of the VPN connection (Figure 11).
Figure 11 - Status of VPN connection
Step 2 - Create an SMPP service provider connection in Ozeki NG
Start Ozeki NG SMS Gateway software (Figure 12) and login.
Figure 12 - Start Ozeki NG
Click on Add service provider (Figure 13).
Figure 13 - Add service provider connection
Select SMPP connection from the list and click on Install
next to it (Figure 14).
Figure 14 - Install SMPP connection
You can set the created SMPP connection on the configuration
panel. On SMPP settings tab you need to specify the SMPP server settings
(Figure 15). The required information has been provided by your service provider
when you subscribed to the service:
Host: the IP address of the SMPP server of the service provider
Port: port number
Username: the username you received from the service provider to use its
Password: the password you received from the service provider to use its
To save settings, click on OK.
Figure 15 - SMPP settings tab
In Events menu of the created SMPP connection you can
check the connection. If it has been successful it shows: Connection online
Figure 16 - Events menu
Step 3 - Send a test message
After configuration, I sent a test message to test the
connection. For sending a test message, click on Compose (Figure 17).
Figure 17 - Test message
Specify the message type, the recipient, compose the body of
the message and click on OK (Figure 18).
Figure 18 - Compose test message
Then the message is accepted for delivery. You can see on
Figure 19 that the message has been successfully sent through SMPP connection.
Figure 19 - Message successfully sent via SMPP
In Ozeki NG SMS Gateway you can see the sent test message in Sent folder (Figure 20).
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Figure 20 - Sent message in Ozeki NG SMS Gateway
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