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By kjohnston ·
I am unable to establish a VPN connection to the office from home. At home I have a Netgear RT314 DSL router and at the offic is a Netscreen 10 VPN/firewall device.

I have tried forwarding many port requests to the PC on my home network including47 and 1723 and I still can't connect.

I can connect when I bypass the DSL router so I know the Netscreen VPN is recieving and that the client software is set up right.

Any help would be great. We are planning to set up VPN connections for a number of staff and planned on insisting on gateway routers for the broadband users. Has anyone had success with other brands of gateway routers?

Thanks

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by McKayTech In reply to VPN client through a DSL ...

I haven't worked specifically with the Netscreen device but on the Cisco VPN 3000 system, there is a checkbox setting (on both the concentrator and the client software) that enables it to work through a NAT router (which most DSL routers are).

When that setting is properly configured, we've had success with a wide range of cable/DSL routers.

Might there perhaps be a similar setting on the Netscreen?

paul

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by Stillatit In reply to VPN client through a DSL ...

You do not need to use port forwarding on the home end. It will work fine without it.

Set up the home unit for normal NAT, and turn off all packet filtering and forwarding. It should now work.

(I use the same router, with DHCP and NAT, and it talks to my office vpn with no problems.)

Good luck.

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by kjohnston In reply to VPN client through a DSL ...

I realized later that I was on the wrong track with the ports. Netgear supports (weakly) IPSEC passthrough by making the client PC a "deafault" or a DMZ PC. Even with Netgears tip, I still couldn't get it to work.

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by briantimp In reply to VPN client through a DSL ...

What did resolved your problem. I have almost the same setup and still not able to connect.


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