Re: What is a VPN?


Dave...
 

Tom,

Exactly. However I once had the soft token, but in my latest setup they just
simplified things and gave me a hard-coded 5-digit pin to use. Much easier
and perhaps almost as secure, since it's easy to memorize. Maybe your IT
group will consider that for you, as well.

As to using other network resources, VPN affects XP differently from Windows
7.

In XP I had to always disconnect VPN before I could use my local printer, or
any of my networked drives on my local network (these all outside the VPN).
However Windows 7 allows these to get through now and it's so much easier.

And I concur that JAWS is not affected in any way, as long as its installed
on the local computer. I don't know what would happen if JAWS were to be
installed on the network and required to use VPN to get at it. Anyone else
have an opinion on that?
turn off has a couple different

Dave Carlson
Tastefully composed and launched near the Pacific Ocean using a Dell
Latitude E6520, JAWS 13.0.718, and Windows 7 Professional 32-bit

----- Original Message -----
From: "Bissett, Tom" <tom.bissett@bmo.com>
To: "The Jaws for Windows support list." <jfw@lists.the-jdh.com>
Sent: Wednesday, April 18, 2012 13:43
Subject: RE: What is a VPN?


VPN: A virtual private network.
It a connectivity tool used by many organizations. I use that connection
when I work from home. I have no problems with it, I have all my
applications on my local machine and I have full access to my network
drives.

The one area that can be a problem is the logon method. We use RSA
Security. There is a hardware token [its like a little calculator looking]
version which is totally inaccessable. I use a "soft token" this is a
software version of the hardware token and is with some jaws scripting it is
usable.

Regards
Tom Bisset
-----Original Message-----
From: jfw-bounces@lists.the-jdh.com [mailto:jfw-bounces@lists.the-jdh.com]
On Behalf Of Claudia
Sent: April 18, 2012 4:26 PM
To: The Jaws for Windows support list.
Subject: What is a VPN?

Hi,

What is a VPN and will it affect my using Jaws, in any way?
Thanks.

Claudia


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