Chromebooks have come a long way since they were first launched. Today it supports a range of VPNs which caters from simple VPN solutions for individuals to more complex VPN integrations for larger Enterprises.
Its also important to note that as ChromeOS evolves and integrates with Android OS, there are a lot of existing Android solutions which are now available for Chromebooks as well.
To find out if Chromebooks work with your setup, talk to your IT professional who manages your network. They can provide you with guidance on what options you may have.
Below are some of the most popular protocols which are supported by Chromebooks today.
- IKEv2 VPN – Supports VPNs that use Internet Key Exchange version 2 (IKEv2). It’ll either use a pre-shared key (PSK), user certificates, or Extensible Authentication Protocol (EAP) with a username and password to set up the secure tunnel.
- L2TP/IPsec VPN – Supports VPNs that use L2TP over IPsec. The IPsec layer will either use a pre-shared key (PSK) or user certificates to set up the secure tunnel. The L2TP layer requires a username and password
- OpenVPN – Support OpenVPN servers. OpenVPN connections can use username/password authentication, client certificate authentication, or a combination of both.
- WireGuard – Supports WireGuard protocol.
- PPTP VPN support – Chromebooks with the Play Store can connect to PPTP VPN services using Android services
- Chrome VPN apps – Chromebooks can provide VPN services through apps which can be installed from Chrome Web store. Some examples are below
- Android VPN apps – Chromebooks with the Play Store can install Android VPN apps.
A more detailed list is available on Google’s own support page here.
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