Make a VPN connection

VPN client required

Our VPN client is a lightweight application, running in the background on your computer, that enables you to make a secure VPN connection to your devices from within your browser. View our VPN client installation-article if you haven’t installed it yet.

A VPN connection allows you to access your PLC, HMI, and other devices as if you are on-site. The next steps show you how.

Connect via a proxy server

If your internet connection passes through a proxy server you’ll have to configure the VPN Client accordingly.

Censored network

Some countries don’t allow VPN connections (i.e. China). Turning on the “stealth mode”-feature legally bypasses this.

  • Go to [Devices] in the main menu, select the concerning device, and press [Connect] in the VPN section.

The VPN Client will now start to connect to the x500 IoT gateway. Upon completion the “Online” status will change to “Connected” and the status icon of the device will change from green to blue.

Connected

You are now able to access your PLC, HMI, and other devices as if you are on-site. View our PLC/HMI general connection guide for more information.