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Entry type: FAQ Entry ID: 32447942, Entry date: 08/23/2010
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How do you configure a VPN tunnel between a PC station and SCALANCE S61x via the Internet with the 2008 edition of SOFTNET Security Client?

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Description:
From the 2008 edition of SOFTNET Security Client (SSC), you can establish a VPN tunnel with a SCALANCE S61x via the Internet by means of pure configuration with the Security Configuration Tool (SCT). The SCALANCE S 61x is operated in routing mode.


Fig. 01

Please follow the instructions below for configuring the VPN tunnel.

32447942_VPN_Tunnel_Internet2_e.pdf ( 1168 KB )

Note:
If, in addition, you have activated one or more firewalls in this configuration (see Fig. 01), then ports 500 and 4500 of the firewall must be enabled.

Important:
This constellation has been tested on several standard PCs in Windows XP SP2. However, we cannot guarantee that this example will work properly in all PC configurations.

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