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creating a tunnel between firebox II and netgear fvs318

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I need information on how to create a network to network tunnel using a Firebox II and a netgear 318vs. I had two netgears connected, but I decided to give the Firebox II a try on one end. I understand the the concept of vpn and tunnelling and have created them in the past just not with different hardware on each end. So if anyone specifically knows how to use the FB II.....
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The NetGear site doesn't specifically cite how to connect to the Watchguard firewall, but they do have an article on connecting to a SonicWall.  Hopefully, you can see the similarities and this will nudge you in the right direction:

http://kbserver.netgear.com/inquira/default.asp?ui_mode=answer&prior_transaction_id=534952&action_code=5&highlight_info=16777294,124,146&turl=http%3A%2F%2Fkbserver.netgear.com%2Fkb_web_files%2FN101505.asp&answer_id=11806884#__highlight

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I was able to create the tunnel from the suggested reading you posted. However my ISP keeps changing my ip address on me and it breaks the tunnel. I may have to pay for a static IP to make this work continuosly. What is strange though is that when I use two netgear the IP address does not change. Eventhough I initially get the ip via dhcp, I go in and manually set it as static on the netgears and have been running like that for a very long time. But as soon as i do the same with the firebox, not only do the ip get changed but I get these addresses from a whole spectrum of IP ranges, I use COX by the way. They all work but the renewal frequency is shorter and the IPs are wierd. Everytime my tunnel stops working I know its because the external IP on the firebox changed. Maybe I should just put a netgear in front of the firebox and use a private ip on the external interface.

Could it be something about the firebox that stands out on the ISP side and prompts a IP renewal?
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If the address field supports DNS, you could always register a dyndns address and solve the issue that way :)
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