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Topic # 247777 22-Feb-2019 20:11
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Hi All,


I need help on finding a way to connect to my home network from outside (internet) using VPN?


Scenario:


Fibre Connection - > ONT -> WAN Firewall SonicWall - > Home LAN


I did turn on the feature of SSL vpn on my SonicWall but when i try to browse through public address from outside internet connection, there is no response page cannot be displayed, anyone knows how to make this work.


Thanks.


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  Reply # 2185641 22-Feb-2019 22:35
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There are 3 methods:

 

 - SSL VPN as you've mentioned, it will give you a portal option and you can use NetExtender/Mobileconnect to tunnel

 

 - IPSEC VPN using the GlobalVPN client

 

 - L2TP VPN (supports many native clients like iOS/Android/and Windows L2TP clients)

 

I would suggest you spend some time in their Knowledge Base, there are many how to guides.

 

https://www.sonicwall.com/en-us/support/knowledge-base/170505312494416

 

 

 

 


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  Reply # 2185726 23-Feb-2019 09:04
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freitasm:

 

You need to configure your VPN client so that the VPN server is the gateway and DNS server.

 

 

Not necessarily, the SSL option can operate as a web based portal (HTML5 shortcuts to stuff like RDP sessions) so only requires a browser. 


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  Reply # 2185730 23-Feb-2019 09:36
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What specificly do you need to access on your network? If it's RDP to a PC you could look at something like Teamviewer or RD Gateway


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  Reply # 2185732 23-Feb-2019 09:43
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Andib:

 

What specificly do you need to access on your network? If it's RDP to a PC you could look at something like Teamviewer or RD Gateway

 

 

 

 

The Sonicwall firewall SSL portal has RDP HTML5 shortcuts that work very well (like an RD Gateway), so all he needs to do is set it up and the instructions are fairly simple.




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  Reply # 2185736 23-Feb-2019 10:04
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Thank you all for your suggestions.

 

SSL VPN is WebBased correct, however the web is not reachable - page cannot be displayed, i used my public ip:portnumber page cannot be displayed, is it because we have a more complicated structure of nating, ONT - > to SW is one ip, SW to LAN is another IP range?




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  Reply # 2185738 23-Feb-2019 10:06
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Andib:

 

What specificly do you need to access on your network? If it's RDP to a PC you could look at something like Teamviewer or RD Gateway

 

 

 

 

I want to be able to reach my LAN from outside, there are stuff that  you can't RDP apart from WEB access.




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  Reply # 2185740 23-Feb-2019 10:07
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vulcannz:

 

Andib:

 

What specificly do you need to access on your network? If it's RDP to a PC you could look at something like Teamviewer or RD Gateway

 

 

 

 

The Sonicwall firewall SSL portal has RDP HTML5 shortcuts that work very well (like an RD Gateway), so all he needs to do is set it up and the instructions are fairly simple.

 

 

 

 

Configuration of SSL VPN is all good, followed their video, but the public ip isn't responsive from 4g hot spotting.




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  Reply # 2185741 23-Feb-2019 10:08
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vulcannz:

 

There are 3 methods:

 

 - SSL VPN as you've mentioned, it will give you a portal option and you can use NetExtender/Mobileconnect to tunnel

 

 - IPSEC VPN using the GlobalVPN client

 

 - L2TP VPN (supports many native clients like iOS/Android/and Windows L2TP clients)

 

I would suggest you spend some time in their Knowledge Base, there are many how to guides.

 

https://www.sonicwall.com/en-us/support/knowledge-base/170505312494416

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Method #1 is the one i'm trying to achieve, but i cannot reach public ip from 4g to my home fibre.




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  Reply # 2185742 23-Feb-2019 10:09
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freitasm:

 

You need to configure your VPN client so that the VPN server is the gateway and DNS server.

 

 

 

 

It is web based, i cannot reach the web from 4g - page cannot be displayed.




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  Reply # 2185743 23-Feb-2019 10:13
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here are the instructions i have followed - https://www.sonicwall.com/en-us/support/video-tutorials/setup-ssl-vpn-on-a-sonicwall-firewall

 

 

 

this is the page i cannot reach: https://public ip:portnumber - to me shows page cannot be displayed.


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  Reply # 2185746 23-Feb-2019 10:24
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Are you sure you have a public IP address, and you are not behind a CGNAT?

 

Who is your ISP?




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  Reply # 2185757 23-Feb-2019 10:33
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djtOtago:

 

Are you sure you have a public IP address, and you are not behind a CGNAT?

 

Who is your ISP?

 

 

 

 

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  Reply # 2185758 23-Feb-2019 10:36
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You don't have a public IP address then by default.




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  Reply # 2185759 23-Feb-2019 10:43
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RunningMan:

 

You don't have a public IP address then by default.

 

 

 

 

How do i manage to browse the web then?


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