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I have a sonic t170 firewall and want to allow laptops to access the server or VPN from remote locations via dsl or cable

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What is the best way to do this?  I'm unfamiliar with hardware firewalls and am lost with this sonic firewall.  I see there are vpn options, but not  sure exactly what to set.  

they use static addresses while they are here at the office.  So I need the users to be able to log in remotely and be able to access the network drives like they do here at the office via a shortcut labeled N Drive.  The users will be at home or hotels using whatever broadband is available to them.

Thanks for your help in advance
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You need to license your sonicwall for their "global client" VPN access, if you haven't already done so, then install the global client on the laptops.....once you have done that, and configured the security policy, they can connect to your lan from anywhere that they have an internet connection.

It is very easy to set up and is very secure and reliable in operation.  One thing to watch out for is that it works best when you have a DHCP server on your lan, and use the virtual dhcp option in the security policy.  All of this is in the manual that came with your sonicwall.
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I do have that, but when i use the global vpn i can establish the connection, but am not able to access any drives.

my server has a static ip address.  and the remote location is dhcp dsl.

any ideas?
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If you don't have an internal DNS sever, then you need to write a lmhosts file containing the ip addresses of your servers, then install it on the laptops.
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Once you get the VPN connection up, try pinging the server by ip address..(make sure your sonicwall is set to allow pings...if you get four good returns then you have a working vpn....  if not, there is still problem with the vpn.

Then try to ping by server name....if it resolves to the ip address, you should then be able to connect to shares, either by mapping drives, or by connecting to the server thru "run"

make sure that the ip address, in the sonicwall virtual adapter,........ that the remote machine is getting from dhcp passthrough on the sonicwall............. is the same subnet as the server.
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