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SBG8300: VPN Passthrough Setup

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How do I enable the SBG8300 gateway to pass VPN traffic to a VPN client on my network?
To establish a VPN connection from the VPN clients connected to the SBG8300, VPN traffic must be allowed to pass to VPN clients in the home network.  PPTP VPN is supported in the SBG8300.  By default, VPN passthrough settings are enabled.  One of many steps of troubleshooting for VPN connectivity issue is to make sure the VPN passthrough setting is enabled.  This document describes how to enable PPTP passthrough in the SBG8300.

NOTE: The ALG sub-menu link is available on firmware version and later. 

Enable VPN Passthrough
  1. Launch a web browser, such as Internet Explorer, Firefox, or Safari.  Enter into the address box, and press the Enter key.  The https:// Redirect page will appear.   
  2. The SURFboard Web Manager is begin redirected to a more secure connection, click the Proceed button to continue.  The Gateway > Login page will appear.

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  3. A security or private risk alert may appear on the web browser advising users to proceed with caution when accessing the Web Manager.  There is no risk in proceeding to the Web Manager.  For instructions to by-pass the alert screen, refer to article # 18181 - Alert Message for Web Manager Access.

    NOTE: The Home Network Wizard will appear if this is the first time accessing the Web Manager.  For assistance with the wizard, refer to article # 17969 - SBG8300: Web Manager First Time Login.
  4. Enter admin in the Username field and enter the custom password in the Password field.

    NOTE: If the Login page prompts for email address and password.  Log into the Web Manager with the email and password used when setting up the SURFboard Manager app with the SBG8300.

  5. Click the Login button.  The Gateway > Summary page will appear.

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  6. On the Left-hand menu, click the Advanced link, then click the ALG sub-menu link.  The Advanced > ALG page will appear.  
  7. Check the PPTP box, then click the Save Settings button.

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