Watchguard VPN connection from VMWare is established, but I don't have any traffic!
Posted on 2009-05-14
I am running a Windows XP 32bit in a VMWare Fusion on my MacBook Pro 5.1 (Leopard 10.5.6).
First of all I had problems even to enable bridged networking within my VM but it works fine now.
Currently I got the Watchguard Mobile VPN Client Version 10.0 to connect to the corporate network.
In my vm I tried using both bridged networking and NAT. In both cases the VPN tunnel to the company could be established but I neither am receiving a single bit from the outside nor can send anything over the tunnel.
When using bridged networking and the VPN tunnel, ICMP packets are not going further than to the host and the router connecting my macbook to the internet.
But when using bridged networking only, everything is fine: ping, nslookup etc.
Mac's and Windows' own firewalls are off. Additionally I opened the Ports for the Watchguard connection (UDP4500/500) (just in case, you never know ;-))
In my Watchguard profile I am using the 'LAN over IP' setting.
Due to that I bridged once on my Wireless NIC and once on my Ethernet NIC because I thought of incompatibilities between Wireless protocols and the 'LAN over IP' setting.
After that I ran Watchguard VPN Client but the same problem occured: connection is ok, but no traffic!
I get DNS, WINS server IPs and a standard gateway IP similar to another Watchguard connection running on a physical machine in the same network. But there it works without any problems!
Is there any protocol, that blocks my traffic from VM to the host?
Or can you think of something different which causes the problem?
I also did research on the web for possible solutions but I just couldn't figure out how to deal with this problem.
I really would appreciate your answers! Thank you.