Settings: Connection, Display, Experience, Advanced

Connection Settings

The screen above provides you with the connection settings needed to configure your 2X RAS Connection on your device.

When all of the information needed is entered, tap on the ‘save’ button to save the 2X Connection.


Enter an Alias name that describes your 2X RAS connection.  The ‘Alias’ name gives the connection a display name for better readability.

Server (required)

Enter the primary server name or IP address of the connection. This should be the name or IP where the 2X Secure Client Gateway resides.

Port (required)

Enter the port number.  For all 2X RAS Connections the default port is either 80 or 443.

Note:  In order to connect through the 2X Secure Client Gateway you will need to set the port number that was configured on the 2X Secure Client Gateway Port.

User Name (required)

Enter your account’s user name in the form of ‘user@domain’ or just ‘user’.


Password associated with the ‘User name’ entered above. When setting up a 2X connection, the password is not required. For best security, leave the field empty in order to be able to enter the password during login. The password should not exceed 127 characters.

Connection Modes

Select a ‘Connection Mode’ for your 2X RAS Connection. Choose from the following:

  • Gateway Mode: Clients are connected with the 2X Secure Client Gateway and the session connection is tunneled through the first available connection. This mode is ideal for servers which are only reachable via the gateway and do not require a high level of security.

  • Gateway SSL Mode: This connection is created as in the Gateway Mode option, but the connection to the 2X Secure Client Gateway is fully encrypted.

  • Direct Mode: Clients first connect to the 2X Secure Client Gateway for the best available server and then connect directly with that particular server. This is best used when the client and the server are on the same network.

  • Direct Mode is the most efficient connection mode, since the gateway connection is temporary and will exert a minimal data load on the gateway itself.

  • Direct SSL Mode: Clients first connect to the 2X Secure Client Gateway using SSL for the best available server and then connect directly with that particular server.  This is best used when the client and the server are on the same network and high security safeguards are required.

Display Settings

Graphics Acceleration

Graphics acceleration setting does not affect connections with color depth less than 32 bit.

None: Suitable for devices with low processing capabilities.

Basic: Requires additional processing power from the client device to support improved image compression. Suitable for devices with average processing capabilities and average latency network environments.

RemoteFX: Generates the most fluid remote session experience. Suitable for devices with average processing capabilities and average to low latency network environments.

Note: Color depth is forced to 32bpp

Color Depth

Select your preferred color depth by choosing from the options available. High Color (16 bit) is recommended.


You can choose between screen orientation between Landscape and Portrait or auto.


Choose your desired resolution.  A larger screen size will require more memory and could result in decreased performance with your device.

Note: The RDP protocol does not allow desktop resolution resizing when rotating the screen from portrait to landscape or vice versa. To resize the screen to portrait or landscape, disconnect from the remote desktop, position the screen to portrait or landscape and connect again to the remote desktop.

Experience Settings

Connection speed: Select the suitable connection speed to match your environment for the most fluid experience.

Show Desktop Background: When enabled, this setting shows the desktop background image.

Use Font Smoothing: This setting smoothes out all fonts for improved readability.

Enable Menu and Window Animation: When disabled, the menus will show instantly without any other effects.

Use Desktop Composition: Desktop composition changes the way windows are drawn on the screen.

Show Contents While Dragging:  Enable this option to view contents of entire window when dragging.

Enable Themes: Enable this option to use the remote desktop’s ‘themes’ when connected.

Use Bitmap caching: Enables bitmap caching which increases the connection’s bandwidth efficiency.

Enable Compression: Enables data compression which allows for a more efficient connection.

Note:  If you are using a connection to a remote computer in a local network that runs at 100MBit or up, it is usually safe to have all of the experience options turned on.

Local Resources

Do Not Play: Choosing this setting will not play sound.

Redirect to device: Choosing this setting will redirect sound played on the remote computer to the iOS device.

Leave At Remote Computer: Enabling this setting, sound would be available on the remote computer.

Advanced Settings

Pre Windows 2000 Login Format: Enable this option to use the format ‘domain\user’ to log into your remote desktop computer. This option should be used when logging into an Active Directory domain that uses pre-Windows 2000 authentication mode.

Network Level Authentication: Check this option to enable network level authentication which will require the app to authenticate itself before connecting to the server.