Watchguard XTM 510 Mobile VPN with IPSec problems
Posted on 2011-10-26
I'm trying to setup a Mobile VPN with IPSec through our new Watchguard XTM 510 appliance. I've gone through all of the steps of setting up Authentication Server (Firebox), and adding users. Then, I went through the wizard under VPN - Mobile VPN - IPSec, and set all of the paremeters for this tunnel.
Then, on the client, I downloaded and installed the Shrew Soft VPN Access Manager from the Watchguard website. After downloading this, I then copied over the folder to the client that the Watchguard appliance created (that includes the .wgx, .vpn., etc). Once back in the Shrew Soft VPN Access Manager, I imported this file. This brings in all of the correct settings it appears. Then I log in with the username and password I created.
However...........on the client end, it seems to get stuck. It shows "bringing up tunnel", and then just stays there. Almost like it freezes. I know it doesn't properly connect...........because I cannot ping any of the hosts back on our subnet at work.
But the weird thing is..........back on the management station at work, I can bring up the Watchguard System Manger.........and under Mobile VPN with IPSec tunnels.......it shows the client as connected. It's shows the client's Public IP address, etc.
However...........there is never any traffic. The sent and received bytes stay constant at 0.
Any ideas? I'm at a loss here.
Would you recommend another VPN tunnel type instead of the IPSec? Maybe the PPTP, or even SSL?
Just curious. This will be for the sales force out in the field using laptops.
Thanks again for any assistance!