Disable node on Sonicwall TZ180

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I have a Sonicwall TZ180 and we can only allow 5 clients onto the net at a time.  At the present the only reason the Firewall is used is for a VPN host for a remote office.  We no longer have support or subscription.  I would like to allow more clients net access
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Top Expert 2007

Commented:
If you only have 5 node license then more users would not be able to connect to the internet, unless:
1. You purchase more licenses from sonicwall.
2. Put a device behind Sonicwall which does NAT and hence effectively hides the client IP addresses; it would appear to Sonicwall as one connection [however there might be limitations on the concurrent sessions], this solution might work but there is no guarantee.
You can try windows network wizard to setup internet connection sharing.

Thank you.

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the second solution of "dpk_wal" will work perfectly
WHY ??
because in this case .. the firewall will see only one ip (WAN IP of the new router)
all other IPs will be internally natted to that ip

but you have to configure it properly

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Ok ... I understand the router behind the Sonicwall how about the VPN?

To purcase a router i could just eliminate the Soniswall [VPN routers are cheap] as we have not renewed our license.  Or am I wrong about the ability for the unit to function AV etc.. with out a valid license.
Top Expert 2007
Commented:
If you put a VPN capable device behind Sonicwall then you have option to terminate VPN on that device; but in this case only the machines behind that device would be accessible over VPN. If you wish the machines behind Sonicwall to be accessible then the VPN should terminate at Sonicwall.
Generally when there is a router behind a firewall we add route on firewall and terminate VPN on the firewall with access to subnet behind router; however, in your specific case that would make the machines visible to Sonicwall and would need license.

As you said, you have option to decommission Sonicwall with some other vendor product and have entire network behind a single device.

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