How can I communicate with my SonicWALL WAN interface from inside my network ?
Posted on 2010-09-15
I want to test Global VPN client connectivity on my SonicWALL TZ 180. Before I deploy laptops I want to make sure that the VPN client is working properly. At the moment I can only perform testing this from the inside of my network. However there is one small problem. I can't communicate with the WAN interface on my SonicWALL from inside the network. I can ping any device on the local network from the SonicWALL just fine but I get no response trying to ping the WAN link from any node on the LAN. I enabled ping under "Management" in the WAN settings with no luck trying to ping it. When I ping the domain name that is associated with my WAN IP address I can see that the name is resolved properly but I get a "request timed out" error. I've also tried trace route but also receive a "request timed out" error. After giving up on the possibility it might be a routing issue I started to suspect access rules issues on the interface. On all interfaces, I enabled ANY type of services coming from ANY source to ANY destination. I still had no luck. Any ideas why?