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Site to Site VPN Port Issue

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Site to Site VPN Port Issue

Hi,

 

I have an issue I'm at a loss with and looking for any possible guidance. Our Corp Office has a MX and remote site had SonicWALL (SW). We then upgraded the SonicWALL with a Meraki and we have one issue we just can't figure out.

 

After we replaced the SW with an MX at remote site we lost connection with our Motorola handheld devices to the App Server used for MFG scanning. The handhelds are Motorola MC9100 series and can connect to the WiFi network, able to access local network resources as well as internet. However, when we run the inventory app it just freeze and never launches. If we connect the handheld through a PC via a cradle it works fine and able to connect to the server app back to Corp Off. We tested connection via a laptop on same wireless and could telnet to Corp Off without issue as handshake worked using same protocol (Telnet) so we know it's not the actual port being blocked (10.10.10.10:4000). VPN tunnel firewall rule is Any/Any, disabled AMP and IPS on both sides and still not passing with handheld on wireless.

 

Any ideas? Thanks, Mark

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Re: Site to Site VPN Port Issue

Just an idea instead of relying on an Any/any rule what happens if you add another rule that actually specifys the ports you require?

 

I've seen weird things with any/any rules on other fireswalls not actually working properly. 

Meraki CMNO, Ruckus WISE, Sonicwall CSSA, Allied Telesis CASE & CAI
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Kind of a big deal

Re: Site to Site VPN Port Issue

Just an idea instead of relying on an Any/any rule what happens if you add another rule that actually specifys the ports you require?

 

I've seen weird things with any/any rules on other fireswalls not actually working properly. 

Meraki CMNO, Ruckus WISE, Sonicwall CSSA, Allied Telesis CASE & CAI
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Re: Site to Site VPN Port Issue

You are almost certainly experiencing an MSS squeeze.  If you have a Windows client you can determine the maximum MTU by using a ping command like this:

 

ping <app server> -f -l 1400

 

If the ping works, increase the size (above 1400).  If it fails, reduce the number.  Keep going to you get the maximum size that works.

 

 

What OS is the App Server running?  I can probably suggest the command to run to adjust the MSS or MTU on that side to resolve the issue.

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Re: Site to Site VPN Port Issue

Hi BlakeRichardson..........Thanks for the info though the change didn't help so rolled it back.

However, after further testing today I found the issue though scratching my head. Since the site is considered a spoke and I'm the hub I set the corp office VPN as the default within the Site-to-Site and this system started to work again. Not sure why, but not looking the gift horse in the mouth :-)

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Re: Site to Site VPN Port Issue

Hi PhilipDAth.   Thanks for the info, but not a network speed issue and seems to be a session layer issue. I just found the solution to be related to the site-to-site default setting needing to be set to corp office though not 100% sure why, however it works now.

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