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Use the Shrew Soft VPN Client to Connect

You can use the Shrew Soft VPN Client for Windows to connect to a Firebox that is configured for Mobile VPN with IPSec.

Before you can use the Shrew Soft VPN Client, you must install the client software and import the end-user profile (.vpn file). You must also know the user name and password. For more information, see Install the Shrew Soft VPN Client Software.

Start a Shrew Soft VPN Connection

To start a VPN connection:

  1. Open Shrew Soft VPN Access Manager.
    Shrew Soft VPN Access Manager appears.
  2. Select the imported client profile.

Screen shot of Shrew Soft VPN Access Manager with an imported end-user profile

  1. Click Connect.
    The Shrew Soft VPN Connect dialog box appears.

Screen shot of the Shrew Soft VPN Connect dialog box

  1. Type the Username and Password for the Mobile VPN user.
  2. Click Connect.
  3. If you use certificates for authentication, a second password dialog box appears. Type the same Mobile VPN user password again.
    This password is used to open the private key for the client certificate.

It can take several seconds for the Shrew Soft VPN client to connect. When the VPN client has connected, the Tunnel Enabled message appears.

After the VPN client has connected, you can minimize the Shrew Soft VPN Connect dialog box, but do not close it. To keep your VPN connection, you must keep the Shrew Soft VPN Connect dialog box open. You can close the Shrew Soft Access Manager window.

Stop a Shrew Soft VPN Connection

You can use two methods to stop your VPN connection: close the Shrew Soft VPN Connect dialog box, or use the disconnect option in the Shrew Soft VPN Connect dialog box.

To use the disconnect option to end your VPN connection:

  1. Maximize the Shrew Soft VPN Connect dialog box.
  2. Click Disconnect.
    Your VPN connection ends.

See Also

Troubleshoot the Shrew Soft VPN Client

Install the Shrew Soft VPN Client Software

About the Shrew Soft VPN Client

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