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Cannot connect with SonicWall VPN Client with GigaFast EE420 R

I can connect all my Workstations onto the LAN side and connect right away to the SonicWall Global VPN Client, i connect my DSL to WAN side "which has to be configured to a different subnet and cannot connect with
SonicWall Global VPN Client.....Do i have to setup a static route to the IP address or some other setting's?

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  • Qneela May 11, 2010

    Which model of SonicWall are you running?

    Additionally, the VPN Client is meant to be used EXTERNALLY. Can you clarify your ultimate goal here? Is it to be able to use the client to connect to your home network when you are away?

    I have the same configuration you have described and should be able to work thru this with you.


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Sonic is sitting on the gateway. so dont matter where u are still u cant get outside

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