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Curious if anyone has any experience with Sonicwall? My office has it and trying to setup remote connection for one of the new laptops, but our IT guy is MIA at the moment ...... curious if anyone was able to give me a guide on how to configure it.

When I say out IT guy is MIA, he has been missing for the past 2 or 3months. No email responses, no return phone calls, nothing. frown.gif
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post #2 of 11
Explain more about what you want to do.

What i understand :

You have/are in a Office which has an Internet connection. Your router (which shoots the internet to your office) is a Sonicwall router.


Questions :
- What model of Sonicwall ?

- When you say remote connection, do you mean that on a office's pc, you want to control the mouse/keyboard of said laptops ? Or inverse, do you want with the laptop, when you are at home, to get in your Office's network ? What kind of remote connection you want to set up ? What you want to do in the final.. ? A Vpn from a connection X that allow you to navigate on your Office's network ?

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Just specify/define a bit more about your "Remote connection" that you want to set up. Btw, as i am typing, i am at work. We have plenty of Sonicwall routers and Sonicwall access points, etc. biggrin.gifbiggrin.gif
Edited by Jamar2013 - 3/28/13 at 12:18pm
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Thanks, and sorry for not being specific.

I want the laptops to be able to control the mouse/keyboard of a specific desktop on the office network through Windows Remote Desktop Connection.
It looks like there are 2 sonicwall routers - On the back one is a Sonicwall Pro 2040, and the other is a SSL VPN 2000.
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I am not very used with configuring those equipment. I am only doing technical support as a job biggrin.gif But on a general point of view, i think it is pretty basic, what want to do.

First, i would configure the client side. In properties, on "My computer", somewhere in the advanded tab, you can play with who has access by rdp to the said computer. Just configure that to be sure it is not the problem (by default, it is disabled i think, or restricted.)

To try if it work, you can open Remote Desktop on the second computer and try to connect on your machine. Watch about firewalls. When your computers can RDP each other, i would get into the laptops. If there are gonna be on the Outside, install and configure a VPN on your router (can be tricky), and on your laptops configure the vpn client,, then simply RDP the shi* out. But if you are on the same network (simpler)(and if you ping that said computer), you should be able to RDP without big problems.

But all in all, i can do that without precise router configurations (i am doing it at home and i do not remember to had configure anything precise on the router). Now, i do not know how your office is set up... Beside the principle, i do not think i can help more than that. Sorry for you big hope biggrin.gif

edit:

All in all, when you are wireless/wired with your laptop, can you "Ping" your said computers ?

If so, i do not think you got to change anything in the router.
If not, maybe the rules between wireless/wired that make em to not talk together. This is a router configuration in this case.
And if you are both wired, but still can't ping with your pcs... Idk but this is your router maybe ! Dhcp or idk. See in ipconfig if you are in the same ip range than the computers.

Hit me back with some news ! I will probably read it later on. And sorry if i do not give anything you did not know XD
Edited by Jamar2013 - 3/28/13 at 12:37pm
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post #5 of 11
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Originally Posted by Jamar2013 View Post

I am not very used with configuring those equipment. I am only doing technical support as a job biggrin.gif But on a general point of view, i think it is pretty basic, what want to do.

First, i would configure the client side. In properties, on "My computer", somewhere in the advanded tab, you can play with who has access by rdp to the said computer. Just configure that to be sure it is not the problem (by default, it is disabled i think, or restricted.)

To try if it work, you can open Remote Desktop and try to connect on your machine. Watch about firewalls. When your computers can RDP each other, i would get into the laptops. If there are gonna be on the Outside, install and configure a VPN on your router, and on your laptops, then simply RDP the shi* out. But if you are on the same network (if you ping that said computer), you should be able to RDP without big problems.

But all in all, i can do that without precise router configurations (i am doing it at home and i do not remember to had configure anything precise on the router). Now, i do not know how your office is setted up... Beside the principle, i do not think i can help more than that. Sorry for you big hope biggrin.gif

Thanks, this is way more info then the IT guy gave us. He did good work, but just disappeared. Sucks because we are relocating in 3months and need to know the passwords for everything, which only he knows. So this is a minor obstacle to a much larger problem frown.gif
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It looks like you are going to restart from scratch rolleyes.gifredface.gif . I edited some stuff on my second post. Again a little more infos... Sorry for not being a big use hehh.. tongue.gif
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post #7 of 11
Here is a white paper on "Enabling Remote Desktop & Server Access with RDP and VNC" for a SonicWall SSL-VPN 2000. It might be helpful.
post #8 of 11
That sucks that your IT guy just left.

Heres a video on doing SLL VPN on the sonicwalls. This should help with the firewall configuration side of things.


While I probably don'y even need to say this as your trying to do it the right way anyways, don't just punch a hole in your firewall by port forwarding RDP to the desktops...I've seen this done for lazy (and in-secure) way of getting remote access....
post #9 of 11
i find Watchgaurds to be WAY better than sonicwalls. The watchgaurd vpn is very easy to setup and the policies are easier to handle than a sonicwall.
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Great informations for Viper right here smile.gifthumb.gif
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