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How can I communicate with my SonicWALL WAN interface from inside my network ?

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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?
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You will not be able to ping the WAN side of your SonicWall, nor would you be able to make a VPN connection to it from your LAN. If you want to test the VPN you will have to use an internet connection from the WAN side, or outside world. For example, if you have more than one outside world ip address from your ISP, and your ISP cable modem or router has multiple connections (or use a hub or switch) on the lan port, plug in your laptop there and assign it a fixed outside ip address. Then you will be able to test the VPN connection. If not, take it home and try it from there.

Hope this helps.
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