Sonicwall VPN & Cisco VPN

Posted on 2012-09-18
Last Modified: 2012-11-13
I have a sonicwall 3500 router along with a Cisco WRVS-4400N at another clients, we are having issues connecting these 2 devices together.

The cisco proposals are numbers rather than my sonicwall has Group 1, 2, 5, 15 not exactly sure what those exactly translate to number wise.

So anyways, I also noticed the cisco won't do very high of encryption as the max was 3DES so with this being said has any one had luck connecting a Sonicwall Router to a Cisco WRVS-4400N router together, I am just wanting to do a single IP address not a couple IP's or a whole range.
Question by:k_hoffhines
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    you can try below;

    Tunnel Name:Unique Firewall Identifier of the SNA
    Subnet – IP: Link Subnet
    Mask: LinK Subnet Mask

    Remote Secure Group:
    Subnet – IP: Sonic Subnet
    Mask: Sonic Subnet Mask  
    Remote Secure Gateway: IP Addr.- WAN IP of the Sonicwall

    Encryption: 3DES
    Authentication: MD5
    Key Management: Auto. (IKE)
    PFS (Perfect Forward Secrecy) Unchecked
    Pre-Shared Key: xxxxxxxxxx
    Key Lifetime: 28800
    Click the Advanced Setting
    Linksys Advanced Settings for Selected IPSec Tunnel

    Tunnel 1: Phase 1: Operation mode: Check Main mode,  
    Proposal 1:
    Encryption: 3DES
    Authentication: MD5
    Group: 1024-bit
    Key Lifetime: 28800
    Phase 2: Proposal:
    Encryption: 3DES
    Authentication: MD5
    PFS: OFF
    Group: 1024-bit
    Key Lifetime: 28800
    Other Options:
    NetBIOS Broadcast - UNchecked
    Anti-replay – Unchecked
    Keep-Alive – enable)

    Logon to SNA and use wizard for VPN configuration..... Please note that 1024 Bit group mean DH Group 2 in SNA...

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