Thursday, 8 September 2011

Fix - My SonicWall Client Keeps Prompting for a Phone Book Entry even though I'm already connected

When connecting via Telstra Mobile Broadband and attempting to connect to a SonicWall VPN with the SonicWall client, I kept getting prompted for a Dialup Phone Book entry mutliple times. Every time I connected (though not when using normal wireless from home), I had to keep attempting a connection until the username and password prompt displayed.

The fix for this problem is to ensure that the "LAN Only" drop down is selected:
1) Open the SonicWall VPN Global Client
2) Click on Peers and Choose the correct connection; Click Edit
3) Under Interface Selection, Choose "LAN Only" rather than "Automatic" in the drop down list.


23 comments:

Ashwath said...

thanks for the post. helped me.

Irving Washington said...

Thank's I always appreciate quick concise instructions. Solved my problem in 5 mintues

admin said...

Your information got me past an obstacle. Thanks for sharing.

oshkoshgeek said...

Thanks for this! It helped me get the Sonicwall client working from Starbucks so I can stay away from my very distracting office.

Sabrina said...

Thanks a lot. Solved my problem.

Sandia Harrison said...

Thanks! My problem was the opposite. It said Automatic but kept prompting me to use dial-up, which I didn't want to do. Selecting LAN only forced it to connect properly using my broadband.

Jason said...

Thanks! This was driving me batty! I don't have a lot of experience with SonicWall and it always seems to be that if you know the tricks it works amazing, if not...then there are little things like this that will drive you crazy.

Barrywhite32 said...

When I do this, I can no longer get past the Connecting stage :(

Evans said...

Outstanding! Thanks for the fix! Got me out of a bind.

javajive said...

David! Thanks for posting this fix. One of my remote technicians was having this problem, and for the life of me I could not find what was causing it. Finally, relented and Googled - thankfully finding your post.

Thanks a million!
Perri
(www.javalotjive.com)

javajive said...

David! Thanks for posting this fix. One of my remote technicians was having this problem, and for the life of me I could not find what was causing it. Finally, relented and Googled - thankfully finding your post.

Thanks a million!
Perri
(www.javalotjive.com)

javajive said...

Awesome! Thanks a million. One of my remote technicians was having this problem repeatedly and I could not figure out what was causing it until I Googled and found your post. Really helped in a frustrating situation!

Cheers!
Perri
(JavalotJive.com)

Azim said...

thanks for the post. helped me.

Habib Rehman said...
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Habib Rehman said...

Thanks a lot.
Saving precious time rather than to spend it googled, now we can utilize it in effective manner to complete an urgent task.

Unknown said...

Thank you!

rmcubed said...

Thanks, very helpful

Michael Hill said...

Thanks! Fixed Windows 8 base installation of SonicWall for me.

Patrick Smith said...

You're the man!

Keith said...

Thank you! very helpful.

Hank Forowsky said...

Thank You Very Much!!! You save me!

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Thanks.Cool fix for Sonicwall.
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Richard B. McCall said...

Thanks a lot for your job.Nice fix for Sonicwall.
VPN client works cool.Awesome blog.
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