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Watchguard Mobile VPN can Connect and transmit but NOT receive. Can not connect to network Drives.

Posted on 2008-09-30
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We have 3 "mobile users"  using laptops with Norton 360, Windows firewall turned off and connecting from the outside using Watchguards Mobile VPN connection.   All connections are set up exactly the same 2 of the three laptops connect, map to the network drives, can browse the network and are working fine.

 The third laptop is the problem.  No matter how I connect "IE. Dial-Up, LAN, OR W-LAN" It will connect to the VPN "I get the green light" BUT after that I am dead in the water!  If I try to click on the mapped network drives it times out after 30 seconds and says that they can not be found or are in use.  If I try to brows to a known network server it can not find it.  

My Only Clue is in the WatchGuard Mobile VPN Statistics window.  Where it says Data (TX) the data just adds up but where it says Data (RX) there is NOTHING?  It's sending data but not receiving anything at all.

Other than that I can browse the web and there is no email set up for this account so I can't try to hit the exchange server.
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Can you check and confirm if the IP subnet of the 3rd PC is same as the network as behind WG; if this is the case the behavior is expected. You would need to change the IP subnet at one of the ends.

Also, check that there is no personal firewall on the machine which is blocking all the traffic.

Please check and update.

Thank you.
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Thank You dpk_wal:  I couldn't see the forest for the trees.

I was so focused on the VPN that I didn't look at DNS as an issue.  The IP was correct and the subnet was the same but it was resolving to a domain controller that was retired.  I tried to force the VPN to use the new domain controller and it would not.  I had to manually force the TCP/IP setting of the "Watchguard Secure Client Adapter" to use the new domain controller addresses, flushed the DNS, rebooted the PC and BOOM! It authenticated properly and I can now browse the network and map the drives.
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Thank You for responding it was a DNS issue but I was so focused on the VPN and my lack of exp. with it I just needed a sencond opinion
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