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Sonicwall TZ205 VPN Access

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Hey

I have a sonicwall router at my office.And want to able vpn access to view files on the server.

The sonicwall  has a static public static ip configured.

I have the client installed on my pc, however I can connect.
I am sure I don't have it configured correctly on the router.

Can someone please assist?


Thanks

Aidan
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by:Aidanjs
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Thanks
Do I need yo open any ports to allow the vpn to work?
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by:carlmd
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Nothing beyond the instructions in the pdf.
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by:Aaron Tomosky
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1. do you mean a tz215?
2. personally I found the performance to be much better without the sonicwall client, I just setup l2tp on the sonicwall and it works great. What os is your machine?
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by:Aidanjs
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Hi

It's actually a TZ 205 model.

Thanks
Aidan
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by:Aidanjs
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Hi

I followed the instructions provided above  to the best of my ability
http://www.sonicwall.com/app/projects/file_downloader/document_lib.php?t=TN&id=85

And I am getting this message.

Screen grab attached

Any ideas?
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by:Aaron Tomosky
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Assuming the vpn is setup in the sonicwall correctly, here are the instructions I send my users (there are also screenshots but those don't work here). I also have my users setup through LDAP to active directory but local users work fine too, you just have to add them to the wanvpn group

How to setup VPN on a WINDOWS 7/8 machine:

Click Start and type in the search box Network and Sharing Center. For WINDOWS 8 machines press the Windows key on your keyboard and search the above.
Once found, click to open Network and Sharing Center.
Once Opened, click Set up a new connection or network.
Now select Connect to a workplace.
Click Next.
Use the default, No, create a new connection radial button.
Select Use my Internet connection (VPN)
In the Internet Address field type <the wan ip or domain name pointing to the wan ip of the sonicwall>
In the Destination Name field write <vpn name> for consistency.
 Select the last checkbox Don’t Connect now; just set it up so i can connect later
 Click Next.
 User Name should be set to your user name (First Initial and Last Name e.g. jsmith)
 In the Password box type your password (active directory password)
 Select the Remember this password box.
 Click Create.
 Click Close.
 Once the window closes click Change adapter settings on the left.
 Once opened, right click your new VPN that you created and named <vpn name> and select Properties.
 Select the Security Tab                        
 Click Advanced Settings under Type of VPN:
 Select the radial box for Use preshare key for authentication and type <psk here>      
 Click OK
 Click OK once more to finalize setup.
 You can now double click the new <vpn name> icon and connect.
 When connecting in the future you will find your new VPN under the WiFi access points by clicking WiFi located here.
      
                            
For Windows 8 Machines, hover your Mouse over the top right corner to get your WiFi/VPN connections.
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by:carlmd
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Have you verified that you are actually getting to the Sonicwall with your VPN request, as per the instruction on page 17 of the pdf?
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by:Aidanjs
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I had a look at the logs last night. And it looks like the vpn client connected to the sonic wall router and was disconnected because the device is not regestered.

Does that sound right?

Anyway, I will be working on it at some point tomorrow. My first task will be to  regester the router and then see what happens next.

I'll post tomorrow with an update.


Thanks again

Aidan
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by:Aidanjs
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@carlmd

I got it up and running!!

I went through your link again and I noticed that I skipped the Dhcp section.
DHCP Over VPN Configuration

The reason I skipped this because the server is running dhcp.

So I don't fully understand why I had to configure dhcp on the router??

Will this interfere with my dhcp config on the server?

Thanks again for everyone's help.
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by:carlmd
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It will not interfere. You had to configure that so dhcp could assign an ip over the vpn connection.
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