share ssl vpn forticlient connection over wifi

Hi, I am trying to gain access to a server from a windows embedded device through a vpn connection on my pc or mac, so I can configure a telnet connection between the server (in country A) and the handheld device (in country B).

1. Server - Overseas - Server 2012 - Unable to access without VPN
2. PC Laptop - In possession - Windows 10 - Able to reach and work on server through Forticlient SSL VPN
3. iMac - In possession - OS X Yosemite - Able to reach and work on server through Forticlient SSL VPN
4. Handheld Barcode Scanner - In possession - Windows Embedded 6.5 - Internet Connection via wifi (can share wifi connection from 2 or 3)

If I was on-site with the client overseas - I could just connect via wifi to their network and connect to the Server from the Handheld device.

Question: Is it possible to leverage the SSL VPN connection from either my PC or Mac, share that connection to the server over the in-built wifi and connect to it from the Handheld device?
Doug SkaggsAsked:
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Adam BrownSr Solutions ArchitectCommented:
Not sure specifically with Forticlient SSL VPN, but you can try adapting these instructions:
Doug SkaggsAuthor Commented:
Hi Adam,

I have seen many of these options for other VPNs (PPTP, L2TP) however, the forticlient VPN does not appear as an option to share like the examples do in these cases.  Thanks anyway.
David FavorLinux/LXD/WordPress/Hosting SavantCommented:
Browser extension VPNs.

Well, they rarely work correctly. Meaning they rarely fix all leakage - meaning DNS + all packets.

Depending on what you're trying to accomplish, the slightest leakage may put your cross wise with your ISP.

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Unfortunately, most ISP make no distinction between legal + criminal usage of various protocols.

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Doug SkaggsAuthor Commented:
Hi David,

I think your response went a bit over my head...Unfortunately, I don't have any control over what VPN service is being used - Forticlient is the service of choice by my client.

Thanks anyway,
Qlemo"Batchelor", Developer and EE Topic AdvisorCommented:
No, there us no way to share a SSL VPN. The only exception I know of is OpenVPN, because it uses a visible virtual NIC you can implement routing etc. on.

I didn't get your requirement: You need to connect from where to where exactly? Which device is initiating the telnet connection, and what needs to be dines then?
Doug SkaggsAuthor Commented:
Thanks Qlemo,

Sorry - the Telnet config was not really relevant to the question.  Basically I just need the handheld device to think it's on the same network as the server through the use of Forticlient SSL VPN - the issue is, Forticlient does not have an app for Windows Embedded 6.5 and there is no way I can think to 'piggyback' (via wifi) on the SSL VPN connection made by Forticlient on my PC laptop or iMac.  It's looking more like it is not possible with each day I search.

Hope this clarifies.
Thanks again.
Qlemo"Batchelor", Developer and EE Topic AdvisorCommented:
The only way to get that working is probably creating a site-2-site VPN using IPsec and a VPN device.

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PberSolutions ArchitectCommented:
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