How to use Mobile Connect on Windows 8.1 for Firewall based SSL-VPN Connection
03/26/2020 74 16698
SonicWall Mobile Connect for Windows 8.1 is a VPN plug-in that is distributed by Microsoft as part of Windows 8.1 The SonicWall Mobile Connect VPN plug-in provided SSLVPN Connection to devices running Windows 8.1 and Windows 8.1 RT.
For Windows 10 Instructions Please See: How to configure SSL-VPN connections using Mobile Connect on Windows 10
To configure VPN Connection to firewall appliances (TZ, NSA, E-Class NSA) running SonicOS 22.214.171.124 or higher, please refer the following Advanced Settings options on Mobile connect Plugin. By Default the VPN Plugin is setup for HTTPS (443) port, hence we need to use these advanced PowerShell based configuration to create a Connection profile on custom SSLVPN Port setup on the firewall
- Open Windows PowerShell
- Run the following commands (one line at a time) within the PowerShell Window
$xml = "<MobileConnect><Port>4433</Port></MobileConnect>"
Add-VpnConnection -Name FWSSLVPN -ServerAddress 10.61.252.250 -SplitTunneling $True -PluginApplicationID SonicWall.MobileConnect_cw5n1h2txyewy -CustomConfiguration $sourceXml
- With the above commands, the connection profile is created using the following details:
Custom SSLVPN Port: 4433
Name of the Connection Profile: FWSSLVPN
Firewall IP Address: 10.61.252.250 (You can also use a FQDN depending on your SSLVPN DNS Setup).
- Once the profile is created, you can launch the VPN Connection from the Settings - Network App page.