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Mobile Connect 4.0 Windows 10 User Guide

Monitoring VPN Connections in Windows

VPN connections can be monitored in Windows 10 using the native set of Windows utilities, including CMD shell commands, such as ipconfig and route, and applications such as Task Manager, Resource Monitor, and the Event Viewer.

This section includes the following topics:

Displaying VPN Connection Network Information

The following sections include examples using command line utilities to show detailed network information:

Displaying IPv4 Network Information

The following is an example showing IPv4 network information:

C:\> ipconfig /all
Windows IP Configuration
PPP adapter VPN

Connection-specific DNS Suffix. . : example.com

Description . . . . . . . . . . . : VPN

Physical Address. . . . . . . . . :

DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No

Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.200.61(Preferred)

Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.255

Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :

NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Enabled

Connection-specific DNS Suffix Search List : example.com

Displaying IPv6 Network Information

The following is an example showing IPv6 network information:

C:\> ipconfig /all
Windows IP Configuration
PPP adapter VPN

Connection-specific DNS Suffix. . : example.com

Description . . . . . . . . . . . : VPN

Physical Address. . . . . . . . . :

DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No

Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

IPv6 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 2008:192:168:200:1:1:1:6(Preferred)

Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.255

Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :

DHCPv6 IAID. . . . . . . . . . . . : 452990301

DHCPv6 Client DUID . . . . . . . . : 00-01-00-01-1-BD-D7-43-00-15-5D-7E-C4-43

NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Enabled

Connection-specific DNS Suffix Search List : example.com

Displaying Routing Information

The following is the command to show routing information:

C:\> route PRINT

Displaying DNS Information

 
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NOTE: The proper DNS information for the VPN connection is displayed using the netsh name show effective policy command. The ipconfig command does not show the complete set of DNS information and should not be relied upon.

The following is an example showing DNS information:

C:\> netsh name show effectivepolicy

DNS Effective Name Resolution Policy Table Settings

Note: DirectAccess settings are inactive when this computer is inside a corporate network.

 

Settings for .example.com

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Generic (DNS Servers) :

192.168.200.20

192.168.200.21

 

Generic (VPN Trigger) : disabled

Settings for vpn.example.com

 

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Generic (DNS Servers) :

Generic (VPN Trigger) : disabled

Monitoring Connections in the Windows Task Manager

When the VPN is connected, the process SonicWall Mobile Connect will appear in the list of processes. Right-click on the SonicWall Mobile Connect process and select Properties.

In the Mobile Connect VPN Plugin App Properties dialog, select the Details tab to view the plugin version and copyright information.

Additionally, in the Task Manager Details tab, MobileConnectVpnPluginApp.exe will appear in the list of process names. Right-click on the MobileConnectVpnPluginApp,exe process and select Properties to bring up the same Properties dialog.

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NOTE: Mobile Connect copyright and third-party open source software license information can be found in the LICENSE.txt file at C:\Windows\vpnplugins\sonicwall\LICENSE.txt