2 client connection from same location



  • pfSense 1.2.2

    2 client computers with Shrewsoft VPN IPSEC client (2 Vista) connecting from home to work.  If I connect with computer #2, it disconnects computer #1 that's already connected and I never am able to connect using computer #2.  Can I have more that one client with same connection name, connect at the same time from same location (from home for example)?

    Thanks.



  • If you are using IPSEC tunnels the anwser is no.  It may be possible under moblie clients.

    I have had a devil of a time getting Shew or any vpn client to connect to my pf-sense firewall.  Any words of wizdom you an share?  I have a real need to get it setup and working as well as documenting the process.  I need to add about 5 to 10 pc's at endusers sites that connect back to my VPN from time to time and need to get that working.

    RC


  • Rebel Alliance Developer Netgate

    @scottnguyen:

    2 client computers with Shrewsoft VPN IPSEC client (2 Vista) connecting from home to work.  If I connect with computer #2, it disconnects computer #1 that's already connected and I never am able to connect using computer #2.  Can I have more that one client with same connection name, connect at the same time from same location (from home for example)?

    Make sure both clients have different identifiers. Multiple tunnels should work, but I'm not sure how being behind a router/NAT will affect that. I've had multiple tunnels (for multiple subnets) originating from the router to another router before, but not from client PCs. Usually the part that will disconnect one in favor of the other is using the same identifier multiple times.

    Can you not build a VPN tunnel directly to their router in that case? If you have multiple clients it would make more sense to terminate the tunnel at their router than at their individual PCs.

    @fastcon68:

    I have had a devil of a time getting Shew or any vpn client to connect to my pf-sense firewall.  Any words of wizdom you an share?  I have a real need to get it setup and working as well as documenting the process.  I need to add about 5 to 10 pc's at endusers sites that connect back to my VPN from time to time and need to get that working.

    I have already documented the process of setting up mobile tunnels and the Shrew Soft client on the Doc Wiki here:
    http://doc.pfsense.org/index.php/IPSec_Road_Warrior/Mobile_Client_How-To


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