How can I configure SSL-VPN connections using Mobile Connect on Windows 10?
03/26/2020 1768 76224
This article explains the download and configuration of an SSL-VPN connection using Mobile Connect for Windows 10. Mobile Connect is the recommended VPN Client for Windows 10.
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SonicWall Mobile Connect for Windows 10 is installed from the Windows Store.
- On your Windows 10 device, launch the Store app.
- In the search field, enter SonicWall Mobile Connect and click Enter.
- In the search results, select SonicWall Mobile Connect.
- Select Install. The app will begin downloading and install on your device.
- When installation is complete, the SonicWall Mobile Connect icon will appear in the list of applications on your Windows 10 device.
Configuring VPN Connections
- Launch the Settings app and navigate to Network & Internet |VPN.
- Under VPN, select Add a VPN connection.
- In the Add a VPN connection window, select SonicWall Mobile Connect as the VPN provider.
- After entering all the required information, click Save.
NOTE: If a custom port (4444)is required, then the port must be entered in URL format in the server name field, for example https://126.96.36.199:4444. Here 188.8.131.52 is used as an example
TIP: Once the VPN connection is successfully created, the VPN connection name appears in the list of connections and in the VPN section.
To establish a Mobile Connect VPN session
- In the Action Center, select the VPN to open the Settings app and connect the VPN by selecting Connect.
- Enter your username and password when prompted and tap OK.
NOTE: The Windows Sign In screen accepts the SonicWall SRA/Firewall appliance domain or the SonicWall EX-Series Login Group value as the Microsoft domain portion of the username:
- Username@Domain OR Username@LoginGroup
- DomainUsername OR LoginGroupUsername
EXAMPLE: jdoe@Corp-DEMO or Corp-DEMOjdoe, where Corp-DEMO is the name of the domain for the SRA appliance/Firewall .
EXAMPLE: jdoe@CORP or CORPjdoe, where CORP is the Login Group for the EX Series SRA appliance.
- When the connection is successfully established, the status changes to Connected and the Disconnect button replaces the Connect button.
- Once connected, you can access the remote network. The Networks screen shows the status of the VPN connection.