Activate the IPSec Mobile VPN Client

The WatchGuard IPSec Mobile VPN Client initially uses a 30-day trial license. To use the client after the initial 30 day trial period, you must purchase a WatchGuard IPSec Mobile VPN Client license, and use the license to activate the client software.

Before You Begin

To activate your IPSec Mobile VPN Client, you must have:

  • The WatchGuard IPSec Mobile VPN Client v11.3.2 or higher installed
  • An active connection to the Internet
  • The license number and serial number you received when you purchased the WatchGuard IPSec Mobile VPN Client license

Activate the Client

To activate the client:

  1. From your Windows desktop, select Start > All Programs > WatchGuard Mobile VPN > Mobile VPN Monitor.
  2. At the bottom of the dialog box, click Activation.
    The License Data dialog box appears. The Activation status shows that the client is not activated.

Screen shot of the License Data dialog box for a client that is not activated

  1. Click terms of the license to see the software license agreement.
  2. Click Activation to start the Software Activation Wizard.
    The Activation Mode step appears.
  3. Select Online Activation.
  4. Click Next.
    The License Data step appears.

Screen shot of the Software Activation Wizard, License Data step

  1. Type the License Key and Serial Number you received when you purchased the VPN client license.
  2. Click Next.
    The Internet Connection step appears.

Screen shot of the Software Activation Wizard, Internet Connection step

  1. Make sure your computer can connect to the Internet.
  • If your computer already has an Internet connection, you do not need to do anything in this step
  • To use an existing VPN client profile to connect to the Internet, select the Establish an internet connection using a profile entry check box. From the Profile drop--down list, select the profile to use.
  • To connect to the Internet through a proxy server, click Proxy Settings. Select the settings for your proxy server.
  1. Click Next.
    The wizard processes your online activation and tells you whether it was successful.
  2. Click Finish to exit the wizard.
    The serial number you activated appears on the License Data dialog box, and the Activation status is OK.

Screen shot of the License Data dialog box for an activated client

  1. Click Close.

To reopen the License Data dialog box after activation, select Help > License Data and Activation.

Move the Client License

If you later want to move this client license to a different computer:

  1. Uninstall the IPSec Mobile VPN client from the original computer.
  2. Select the uninstall option to remove the license.
  3. Install the IPSec Mobile VPN client on the new computer.
  4. Use the steps in the previous section to add the license to the IPSec Mobile VPN Client on the new computer.

If the original computer has a failure that makes it impossible to remove the client license, you can use the same license one additional time to activate the client on a different computer. A third activation requires a call to WatchGuard. We recommend that you remove the license from the original computer, if it is possible to do so.

See Also

Connect and Disconnect the Mobile VPN Client