Which port needs to be opened on a SonicWALL firewall for a PPTP VPN to pass through?

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Which port needs to be opened on a SonicWALL firewall for a PPTP VPN to pass through?

I'm setting up a Point to Point Tunneling Protocol (PPTP) Virtual Private Network (VPN).

I need to know exactly which port on the network's SonicWALL firewall to open up which will then connect to the internal IP address of the file server where the users have their file shares.

So, which port needs to be opened on a SonicWALL firewall for a PPTP VPN to pass through?
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Microsoft PPTP VPN port is 1723.

Map 1723 direct to your MS server.
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Does anyone else have any further comments?
If you want the offical MS troubleshooting VPNs, check out this link:

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc772616(WS.10).aspx

I use them on a regular basis .. almost all of my customers run SBS and use MS VPN to connect to their networks from offsite.
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Alright. I'm just trying to make sure that I know exactly which protocol to tell the SonicWALL tech support department to open when I call their tech support department tonight.

I have to set up this VPN tonight and I need to make sure that everything is done right.
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For microsoft PPTP VPN is TCP 1723 and GRE may be needed on the firewall.  If your firewall doesn't have GRE predefined then use TCP 47
Syed_M_UsmanSystem Administrator
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bypassing core firewall and creating PPTP VPN setup will be difficult, why dont you use Sonicwall GVC (Global VPN Client) to gain user access from outside to one server or your LAN?
Sonicwall GVC would be more secure and easy to setup + Troubleshoot
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These articles will show you how and what to open on the sonicwall.

Enhanced:

https://www.fuzeqna.com/sonicwallkb/consumer/kbdetail.asp?kbid=7606


Standard:

https://www.fuzeqna.com/sonicwallkb/consumer/kbdetail.asp?kbid=3913

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