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SonicWall Global VPN Client

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julienpdx Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)
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Apr 9, 2009 10:15 AM
I have tried to look up this answer on my own; but am not finding any definitive answer.

From what I can tell, SonicWall does not offer their GlobalVPN Client in an OS X-compatible version. Since this program is essentially free-of-cost to end-users who use it to connect to their firewalls at their office, I am wondering if there is another program that I can use that will allow me to connect to the SonicWall at work that is also free of charge.

It would seem the onus of this responsibility lies with SonicWall but repeated calls to their support and sales team yield very little usable information.
MacPro, Mac OS X (10.5.6)
  • Tim Haigh Level 7 Level 7 (24,190 points)
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    Apr 9, 2009 10:24 AM (in response to julienpdx)
    If their vpn server uses open standards then any vpn client would work. Have you tried setting up a vpn connection in your network preferences?
    Mac Mini 2009 2ghz, Leopard Server 10.5.6 ; MacBookPro 2.2ghz, Mac OS X (10.5.6), Be Pro 24megabit ADSL2+
  • Tim Haigh Level 7 Level 7 (24,190 points)
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    Apr 9, 2009 10:52 AM (in response to julienpdx)
    I was under the impression that SonicWall uses some sort of propietary VPN protocol. If you are aware of whether or not they use LT2P or PPTP; I'd be open to trying it.


    I have googled and found that other mac users use a 3rd party tool called VPN Tracker from equinux software to connect to sonicwall vpn servers. They have written documentation with directions on how to connect to sonic wall vpns.

    http://www.equinux.com/us/products/vpntracker/latestfeatures.html

    there software costs about 100 bucks but you can try the software before you purchase it.

    Perhaps your employer will purchase it for you.

    However if your IT department at your work can confirm the server address, the vpn protocol, your username and password, shared secret etc then you may be able to use leopards vpn client.

    also read this thread

    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=383855
    Mac Mini 2009 2ghz, Leopard Server 10.5.6 ; MacBookPro 2.2ghz, Mac OS X (10.5.6), Be Pro 24megabit ADSL2+
  • Tim Haigh Level 7 Level 7 (24,190 points)
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    Apr 9, 2009 11:10 AM (in response to julienpdx)
    If anyone else knows of any other programs that will work; I'd appreciate the input.


    in the thread at macosrumors someone got it working with a free java client.
    Mac Mini 2009 2ghz, Leopard Server 10.5.6 ; MacBookPro 2.2ghz, Mac OS X (10.5.6), Be Pro 24megabit ADSL2+
  • Tim Haigh Level 7 Level 7 (24,190 points)
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    Apr 16, 2009 3:37 PM (in response to julienpdx)
    I just came across shimo on versiontracker.

    I have not had a chance to use it but at $12 its a lot cheaper than the equinux vpn client.
    Mac Mini 2009 2ghz, Leopard Server 10.5.6 ; MacBookPro 2.2ghz, Mac OS X (10.5.6), Be Pro 24megabit ADSL2+
  • sagauro Calculating status...
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    Apr 21, 2009 11:03 AM (in response to julienpdx)
    I have had to contend with the same issue, VPN from mac os x to a sonic tz-190. After a lot of experimentation and frankly wasted time I settled on the equinux product. In theory you can get an LT2P connection setup between leopard and the sonicwall; I don't know anyone who has. Also, the equinux product can do some pretty cool things a plain lt2p connection can't; though that may not be an issue for you.

    yes, at a $100 it stings when PC users get one for free. But on the upside, for a $100 you get a bullet proof VPN client that's very easy to configure and push to users.
    macbook, Mac OS X (10.5.6)

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