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sonicwall vpn connect through a router at main site from remote site

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I have a sonicwall VPN setup between my remote location and main location.  The VPN is working fine.  What I am trying to do is forward all traffic to a certain group of web sites through an IP that is at the main site.

Example:
Remote 172.17.31.X
local 10.2.0.X

When on a computer at the remote and try to connect to the X.X.X.X network I want to to go through a router at 10.2.0.5 even though it will have to go through the vpn and then out this additional router.  How do I accomplish this?
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by:Aaron Tomosky
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Totally possible.
Make your address objects/groups for the router and websites.
Off of memory, I believe its in network->nat
Source - group that you are messing with
Destination - websites
Translated source - gateway
Pretty sure you also have to do the reverse. Start simple with just one ip in the group, say a laptop next to you, and do tracert each step. If you try to do it all at once and it doesn't work you won't know where the problem is.
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by:Dwci
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So I guess I am lost.  I was thinking I could just use routing, are you saying I need to use NAT?  Specifics
63.90.86.9 destination
10.2.0.5 ip of additional router at main site that I need the traffic to go out through
172.17.31.X subnet of remote location.

Any help you can give is great.
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by:Aaron Tomosky
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Sorry I won't have a sonicwall available until Tuesday to look at and give better details.
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I think nat is overkill and you can do this in routing.

source: any (probably want to just do a single ip for testing then change to any later)
destination: address object group of websites
service: (any would work but I would make an object for http&https)
gateway: 10.2.0.5
interface: (I'm not sure about this, maybe x1 as a fallback)
check "allow vpn path to take precedence"

Start with just one ip in the source and set this up. Run a tracert and see if it works
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by:Dwci
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Come to find out all of this will work but it was one of the downline routers that didn't know how to get back.  Thanks.
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by:Dwci
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This is what ended up working but need to make sure downline routers understand how to get back also.
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by:Aaron Tomosky
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curious: what is the interface setting that worked for you? I wonder if it even matters since the vpn path takes precedence anyway...
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I used the same interface as the VPN was on which in my case was X4.
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