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Using SSL VPN

In some network deployment scenarios, the IP Office and the base station are located remotely from the administrator. In this case, an administrator can obtain base station logs using a Secure Sockets Layer Virtual Private Network (SSL VPN) to remotely access IP Office and LAN devices.

For information on configuring a SSL VPN tunnel, see the IP Office SSL VPN Solutions Guide.

In addition to setting up a SSL VPN, you must use the following procedure to configure Network Address and Port Translation (NAPT) rules for each VPN tunnel using IP Office Manager. Note that each base station receives an entry in the NAPT table.

Procedure

  1. In the IP Office Manager navigation list, select Service.
  2. In the Service list, select the SSL VPN service where you want to configure NAPT rules.
  3. In the details pane for the service, select the NAPT tab.
  4. Under Application, open the drop down list and select Custom.

    The Protocol and Internal Port Number fields are automatically filled with the default values.

  5. Modify the External Port Number field.
  6. Repeat steps 4 and 5 to configure rules for additional base stations.
  7. (Optional) To delete an NAPT rule, use the empty column on the left side of the table. Right-click in the empty cell next to the rule you want to delete and select the Delete option.

Next Steps

Access each base station remotely using the VPN tunnel IP address and the external port number configured in the NAPT rules table in IP Office Manager. The VPN tunnel address must include the external port in the format:

http://<tunnel IP address>:<external port>

Log in to each base station and retrieve logs using the method described in Obtaining log information.