License-Confused and Mac support?

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License-Confused and Mac support?

Postby khna » Oct 23 06 3:50 pm

Hi,
I finally got it working but am confused about licensing scheme.
I would like to install the Gateway on my server and allow three Laptops to access the VPN gateway.
What licenses do i need to purchase?
I think it is:
WinGate VPN 2.x gateway license for 3 computer LAN
but then again, do i need to purchase licenses for laptops aswell which needs to access the VPN gateway?

Also i need to know if Mac based Machines will also be able to connect to the VPN gateway?

Thank you for any help
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Postby genie » Oct 23 06 9:12 pm

With VPN you need the number of licenses which would cover the number of joiners - so if you have one VPN server and only one joiner (which connectes two networks together) you need two users. You do not need licenses for every computer behind Wingate.
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Postby khna » Oct 23 06 10:44 pm

Thanks for your reply,
This means that i can buy two licences, install one as gateway on the server and the 2nd one can be installed on the three laptops to join the VPN server. Am i correct?

Please also inform me about Mac based machine support.
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Postby genie » Oct 24 06 10:45 am

You are correct - provided you do not run other license-consuming services, like proxy, mail, etc.

As of MAC support - Wingate itself runs on Windows systems only, but from the client side Macs will work just fine (as well as other IP-based networking systems). I run MacOS X, Solaris, PocketPC, Linux and FreeBSD behind Wingate VPN, for one.
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Mac installation files

Postby khna » Oct 29 06 2:28 pm

Thanks alot for the clarification. Can you please tell me where i can find th einstallation files for Mac? Or how i can run a VPN client on Mac?
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Postby genie » Oct 29 06 9:00 pm

You don't need any client software for Mac - just make sure that the Mac default gateway is set through Wingate machine.
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